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Firearms : the life story of a technology

Author: Roger Pauly
Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2004.
Series: Greenwood technographies.
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Not only does the book demonstrate how firearms developed - an evolution dependent upon years of trial and error, and often based on the recurrent need for power, accuracy and a fast rate of fire -  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Pauly
ISBN: 0313327963 9780313327964
OCLC Number: 937282136
Description: p. cm.
Contents: Series Foreword Preface Introduction: Pandora's Barrel Ancestors: The Ancient Origins of Firearms Technology Childhood: The Rise and Development of Matchlock Firearms Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Rise of the Flintlock Rifling: A New Twist on an Old Idea Old Metal Heads: The Self-Contained Modern Cartridge Technological Takeoff: The Supremacy of Rapid Fire Apogee and Equilibrium: Automation The Limits of Lethality? Glossary Bibliography
Series Title: Greenwood technographies.
Responsibility: Roger Pauly.


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