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Weapons, a pictorial history.

Author: Edwin Tunis
Publisher: Cleveland, World Pub. Co. [©1954]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes in text and pictures weapons used through the ages, from the stones of prehistoric man to the bombs of modern times.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Tunis
OCLC Number: 2632467
Description: 151 pages illustrations 31 cm
Contents: "Nike", Antiaircraft Guided Missile --
Preface --
Note --
Stone Weapons --
Copper and Bronze (5000 B.C.-1000 B.C.) --
The Greek and the Bronze (1000 B.C.) --
The Roman Soldier --
The Dark Ages --
Precussion --
The Rockets' Red Glare and the "Soda Bottle" --
Gaslight Cartridges and Smokeless Powder --
Rifled Cannon and Recoil Mechanisms --
Quick-Firing and Machine Guns --
Shoulder Arms and Hand Arms --
Great Guns and Little Guns --
Special Weapons --
Self-Loading and Automatic Guns --
1954. Stone weapons --
Copper and bronze (5000 B.C.-1000 B.C.) --
The Greeks and bronze (1000 B.C.) --
The Greeks and iron (680 B.C.-150 B.C.) --
The Roman soldier (200 B.C.-A.D. 400) --
Roman sieges and siege engines (200 B.C.-A.D. 400) --
The Dark Ages --
The Norman conquest (1066) --
Castles --
War games (1200-1300) --
Knights and armor (1200-1300) --
Medieval arms and "guns" (1300-1400) --
Longbows and crossbows (1300-1400) --
Knights and guns (1300-1400) --
Proof armor, arbalests, and breechloaders (1400-1500) --
Matchlocks and wheel locks (1500-1600) --
Soldiers (1500-1600) --
Cannons (1500-1600) --
Cavaliers and snaphances (1600-1700) --
Field guns and bastioned forts (1600-1700) --
The Kentucky flintlock rifle (1727-1820) --
Eighteenth-century artillery (1700-1800) --
Percussion (1800-1850) --
The rockets' red glare and the "soda bottle" (1800-1850) --
Gastight cartridges and smokeless powder (1850-1900) --
Rifled cannon and recoil mechanisms (1850-1900) --
Quick-firing and machine guns (1850-1900) --
Shoulder arms and hand arms (1900-1925) --
Great guns and little guns (1900-1925) --
Special weapons (1900-1925) --
Self-loading and automatic guns after 1925 --
1954.
Responsibility: Written and illustrated by Edwin Tunis.

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Describes in text and pictures weapons used through the ages, from the stones of prehistoric man to the bombs of modern times.

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