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Now available in a keepsake edition, this highly illustrated giftbook shows the progress of weapon technology through the ages.
From military history specialists Osprey Publishing, A History of the World in 100 Weapons tells the stories of the hundred definitive weapons whose effects have been the most revolutionary, changing the way war is waged and the very world we live in. From the gladius of ancient Rome to the AK-47, all 100 are revealed in an array of sumptuous color photographs and contemporary images. Compiled with the assistance of some of the leading military historians, this revised volume reveals not only the weapon itself but who wielded it and where, clearly explaining the blow-by-blow advance of military technology and expertise across the ages.
|Series:||General Military Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Chris McNab is an author and editor specializing in military history and military technology. To date he has published more than 40 books, including A History of the World in 100 Weapons (2011), Deadly Force (2009) and Tools of Violence (2008). He is the contributing editor of Hitler's Armies: A History of the German War Machine 1939-45 (2011) and Armies of the Napoleonic Wars (2009). Chris has also written extensively for major encyclopedia series, magazines and newspapers, and he lives in South Wales, UK. The author lives in Wales, UK.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The author really describes the evolution of human societies through combat tactics and tools. Continuous and yet constantly changing focus at just the right pace. I am a 27 yr old woman with little to no prior knowledge of weaponry but I have a fascination with history, and I found this was a very engaging read.