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50 weapons that changed warfare

Author: William Weir
Publisher: Franklin Lakes, NJ : New Page Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a comprehensive examination of fifty individual, manned, and unmanned weapons that significantly changed the world such as Greek Fire, large artillery pieces, the Minie Rifle, armored ships, land mines, submarines, and more.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Weir
ISBN: 1564147568 9781564147561
OCLC Number: 56068987
Description: 261 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Getting to the Point: The Spear --
Death at a Distance: The Bow and Arrow --
The Symbol of War: The Sword --
The First Warship: The Galley --
To Foil All Weapons: Body Armor --
Horses Change the Battlefield: The Chariot --
More Horses: The Stirrup --
The Most Secret Weapon: Greek Fire --
Quiet Cannons: Mechanical Artillery --
The Big Bang: Gunpowder --
Digging Down and Blowing Up: Mines --
The Walls Came Tumbling Down: Siege Guns --
Seizing the Seas: The Sailing Man of War --
Guns That Roll: Mobile Artillery --
Power in the Hands: The Matchlock --
The Spark of Genius: Flint and Steel --
A Knife Doubles Firepower: The Bayonet --
Little Bombs With Big Results: Hand Grenades --
"Bombs Bursting in Air": Explosive Shells --
The Spinning Ball: The Minie Rifle --
Sailing Into the Wind: The Steam Powered Warship --
Iron Floats ... and Sinks: Armored Ships --
"Damn the Torpedoes!": Naval Mines --
Hidden Gunmen: The Breech-Loading Rifle --
The Ultimate Horse Pistol: The Revolver --
David as a Tin Fish: The Modern Torpedo --
10 Shots a Second: The Machine Gun --
Block that Kick!: Quick-Firing Field Pieces --
The 1st Stealth Weapon: The Submarine --
Bigger (and Cleaner) Bangs for the Buck: Smokeless Powder and High Explosives --
Big Bertha and Her Cousins: The Super Siege Guns --
Winged Victory: The Airplane --
Sticky Situations: Barbed Wire --
Trouble in the Air: Poison Gas --
Artillery Up Close and Personal: The Trench Mortar --
Traveling Forts: Armored Vehicles --
Air Power on the Sea: The Aircraft Carrier --
A Machine Gun for Every Man: Submachine Guns and Assault Rifles --
Hidden Death: Land Mines --
Less is More-A Lot More: The Shaped Charge --
Red Glare Everywhere: Small Rockets --
Firing a Cannon Like a Rifle: Recoilless Guns --
Eyes and Ears: Sonar and Radar --
The Fires of War: Thermite, Napalm, and Other Incendiaries --
Jumping and Coasting Into War: The Parachute and the Glider --
From Sea to Shore: Landing Craft --
Shooting Across Oceans: ICBMs and Cruise Missiles --
Straight Up: The Helicopter --
The Ultimate Weapon?: Nuclear Weapons --
High Tech and Low: The Future of Warfare? --
Honorable Mentions.
Other Titles: Fifty weapons that changed warfare
Responsibility: by William Weir.
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Presents a comprehensive examination of fifty individual, manned, and unmanned weapons that significantly changed the world such as Greek Fire, large artillery pieces, the Minie Rifle, armored ships, land mines, submarines, and more.

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