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Instruments of war : weapons and technologies that have changed history

Author: Spencer Tucker
Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO, [2015] ©2015
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In war, the weapons and technologies employed have direct effects on how battles are waged. When new weapons are introduced, they can dramatically alter the outcomes of warfare-and consequently change the course of history itself. This reference work provides a fascinating overview of the major weapon systems and military technologies that have had a major impact on world history. Addressing weapons as crude as the  Read more...
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Tucker, Spencer
Instruments of War: Weapons and Technologies That Have Changed History
Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO,c2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Spencer Tucker
ISBN: 9781440836558 1440836558
OCLC Number: 913784984
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Chronological List of Entries; Alphabetical List of Entries; Introduction; Entries; Club and Mace; Ax; Sling; Spears and Other Pole Arms; Pilum; Throwing Sticks or Throwing Clubs; Picks and War Hammers; Dagger (Knife); Sword; Lance; Bow and Arrow; Blowgun; Shields; Helmet; Body Armor; Chariot; Galley; Trireme; Corvus; Greek Fire; Mechanical Artillery; Spring-Powered Artillery Engines; Torsion-Powered Artillery Engines; Counterweight-Powered Artillery Engines; Saddle; Stirrup; Viking Longboat; Caltrop; Gunpowder; Land Mines and Mining; Longbow; Crossbow; Harquebus; Matchlock Wheel LockSnaplock (Snaphance); Pistols, Early Types; Land Artillery, Early Gunpowder Types; Leather Gun; Fuzes; Petard; Pike; Carrack; Galleon; Naval Artillery, Early Types; Gunner's Quadrant; Turtle Ships; Frigate; Ship of the Line; Mortars, Early; Bomb Vessels; Howitzer; Shell; Shrapnel (Spherical Case Shot); Carcass; Case Shot (Canister or Canister Shot); Grapeshot; Flintlock; Air Gun; Rifle (Muzzle-Loader); Blunderbuss; Bayonet; Turtle Submarine; Sea Mines; Balloons; Popham's Signal System; Steam Warship; Percussion Cap; Rockets, Early Types; Carronade; Shell Gun; Railroads; Telegraph TelephoneIronclad Warships; Warrior, HMS; Naval Gun Turret; Monitor, USS; Minié Ball; Revolver; Napoleon Gun; Parrott Guns; Dahlgren Guns; Breech-Loading Rifle; Dreyse Needle Gun; Cartridge; Dynamite; Gatling Gun; Mitrailleuse; Lebel Rifle; Mauser Gewehr 98 Rifle; Mauser C96 Pistol; Maxim Gun; Steel Armor, Naval; Armor-Piercing Projectiles; Quick-Firing Naval Gun; Torpedo; Torpedo Boats; Destroyer; Dynamite Gun; Smokeless Gunpowder; Trinitrotoluene; Bicycle; Breech-Loading Field Artillery; French 75mm Gun; Breech-Loading Heavy Guns at Sea; Dumdum Bullet; Hollow or Shaped Charge Browning (Colt) .45 Semiautomatic PistolLewis Gun; Browning Automatic Rifle; MP18 Submachine Gun; Barbed Wire; Sandbags; Camouflage; Pillbox; Hand Grenades; Rifle Grenade; Stokes Mortar; Big Bertha Mortar; Paris Gun; Poison Gas; Livens Projector; Flamethrowers; Motor Transport; Armored Car; Tanks, Early; Antitank Rifle; Antimaterial Rifle; Wright Brothers' Military Flyer; Aircraft, World War I; Fokker E.I Eindecker Fighter Aircraft; Interrupter Gear; De Havilland DH 2 Fighter Aircraft; Nieuport 17 Fighter Aircraft; Sopwith F.1 Camel Fighter Aircraft; Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz Heavy Bomber Gotha G IV BomberHandley Page O/100 and O/400 Bombers; Zeppelins; Director Fire Control and New Range Finding at Sea; Dreadnought, HMS; Invincible-Class Battle Cruisers; Furious, HMS; Argus, HMS; Submarine Development to 1914; Depth Charge; Hydrophone; Radio; Antiaircraft Artillery; Browning M2 .50-Caliber Heavy Machine Gun; Molotov Cocktail; Biological Weapons; German 88mm Gun; M-2A1/M-101A1 105mm Howitzer; Long Lance Torpedo; Thompson M1A1 Submachine Gun; MP40 Submachine Gun; Sten Gun; M1 Garand Rifle; MG42 Machine Gun; Mortars, Post-World War I; T-34 Soviet Medium Tank
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This highly detailed and well-illustrated single-volume work documents the evolution of warfare across history through weaponry and technological change.  Read more...

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