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Horse (DK Eyewitness Books)
The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. DK's classic look at the world of horses, now reissued with a CD and wall chart.
The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery
Chicago Review Press
Whether playing at defending their own castle or simply chucking pumpkins over a fence, wannabe marauders and tinkerers will become fast acquainted with Ludgar, the War Wolf, Ill Neighbor, Cabulus, and the Wild Donkey—ancient artillery devices known commonly as catapults. Building these simple yet sophisticated machines introduces fundamentals of math and physics using levers, force, torsion, tension, and traction. Instructions and diagrams ...
Attila: The Judgment
St. Martin's Griffin
AD 449: the future of the world hangs in the balance. The once mighty Roman Empire lies open and vulnerable to attack from a huge Hunnish army that has gathered on the banks of the Danube and is poised and ready to strike - but only one man has seen the danger. Master-General Aetius knows Attila still thirsts for blood and destruction, but he is helpless to stop the the pending onslaught. For Atilla plans to march on the mighty city of ...
A History of Weapons: Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults & Lots of Other Things that Can Seriously Mess You Up
One day a prehistoric guy picked up a rock and threw it at something. And the history of weapons began. Comedy writer and weapon nerd John O'Bryan relays the freaky highlights of man's centuries-old obsession with weaponry. He hilariously explains the mace, the morning star, and the man catcher, while conveying factual information about each weapon: its history, uses, and badass potential. Flipping through history's highlights, readers will ...
Ancient Mesopotamia (Case Studies in Early Societies)
Cambridge University Press
This is an in-depth treatment of the antecedents and first flourescence of early state and urban societies in lowland Mesopotamia over nearly three millennia, from approximately 5000 to 2100 BC. The approach is explicitly anthropological, drawing on contemporary theoretical perspectives to enrich our understanding of the ancient Mesopotamian past. It explores the ways people of different genders and classes contributed and responded to ...
Village on the Euphrates: From Foraging to Farming at Abu Hureyra
A. M. T. Moore
G. C. Hillman
Oxford University Press, USA
Tel Abu Hureyra, a settlement by the Euphrates River in Syria, was excavated in 1972-73 by an international team of archaeologists that included the authors of the book and scientists from English, American, and Australian universities. The excavation uncovered two successive villages: in the first village ( c. 11,500-10,000 BP), inhabitants foraged vegetation and hunted local wildlife, the Persian gazelle, in particular. In the second village ...
DK Eyewitness Books: Mesopotamia
In these 4 all-new titles-each with its own clip-art CD and wall chart-DK shines its Eyewitness spotlight on vital topics from the past, present, and future. While Mesopotamia explore the cradle of civilization and Great Scientists reveals the minds that shaped the modern world, China investigates the present-day culture of the most populous country on the planet, and Oil takes a look at the controversial substance responsible for the ...
The Donkey Companion: Selecting, Training, Breeding, Enjoying & Caring for Donkeys
Storey Publishing, LLC
In The Donkey Companion, Sue Weaver provides everything a donkey owner needs to know. She offers detailed information about different breeds and types of donkeys; explains how to find and select the right animal; addresses daily care and health requirements; and guides readers through the nuances of training, riding, driving, and breeding. The book is enhanced with fun facts, training tips, quotes, photographs, illustrations, and information ...
Backyard Catapults: How to Build Your Own
Wilson provides photos of the building process, detailed and updated plans, plus construction information on ballistas, onagers and trebuchets. You will aso find information on catapult web sites and how to be included in some of the catapult contests around the country. Also included is some interesting catapult history, its strength and weakness as a weapon, and what it was that led to its demise as a functional war machine. There's no ...
The Mysterious Island
With little more than courage and ingenuity, five Union prisoners escaped the siege of Richmond-by hot-air balloon. They have no idea if they'll ever see civilization again-especially when they're swept off by a raging storm to the shores of an uncharted island.
Know Your Donkeys & Mules
Fox Chapel Publishing
Before the age of mechanization, donkeys were used worldwide as draft animals to pull and carry heavy loads. They are gentle and docile animals, but they also have a strong instinct for self-preservation, which gives rise to their undeserved reputation for stubbornness. Did you know that donkeys and horses can interbreed, resulting in mules and hinnys? Donkeys and zebras also can interbreed, resulting in such exotic creatures as zeedonks and ...
Merkabah Rider: Once Upon A Time In The Weird West (Volume 4)
Edward M. Erdelac
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
THE CONCLUSION OF THE ACCLAIMED WEIRD WESTERN SERIES. For years the Rider, one of the last of an ancient Jewish order of astral travelers, has sought his renegade teacher Adon across the demon haunted American west. Now it is 1882. The Hour Of Incursion is here. The Great Old Ones, beings of immeasurable power from the roiling chaos before the dawn of Creation, are stirring in their ancient slumber. It is high noon for the entire universe. ...
Shadow of the King: Book Three of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy
They knew what was coming. Man and beast knew what lay ahead. After the war cry. Bitter the grave. At long last, the peace King Arthur was born to usher in has settled over the realm. But Arthur was also born to be a warrior... and all true warriors are restless without a fight. Yearning for battle and ever-loyal, Arthur is easily deceived into setting sail for Gaul to defend its territories-leaving his country vulnerable and leaderless. ...
Pendragon's Banner: Book Two of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy
Who was the man who became the legend we know as KING ARTHUR? Pendragon's Banner is the second book in Helen Hollick's exciting King Arthur trilogy, covering 459-465 A.D. This is not a fairy tale or fantasy. There is no Merlin, no sword in the stone, and no Lancelot. This is the most accurate Arthurian legend ever written, based on historical evidence and meticulous research. At age twenty-four, King Arthur has the kingdom he ...
Medieval Siege Weapons (2): "Byzantium, the Islamic World & India AD 476-1526" (New Vanguard)
When it came to non-gunpowder machine development, the medieval period was one of the most inventive in military history. During this era, the pre-existing military-technological traditions from the ancient worlds were brought together. Three civilisations were primarily responsible for this evolution: the Late-Roman or Byzantine Empire, the Islamic World, and latterly the Mongol ‘World Empire’. This book examines the resulting ...
Medieval Siege Weapons (1): Western Europe AD 585-1385 (New Vanguard)
The Medieval era was a period of huge variety and invention in siege warfare. Before the use of cannon and other gun-powder artillery, siege engines relied on assorted sources of power, from torsion 'energy storage' systems to man-power, counter-balances and others. This book reveals how technological traditions from the Graeco-Roman world, Persia, India and above all China made a massive contribution to siege warfare techniques. It also covers ...
The Big Book of Catapult and Trebuchet Plans!
Ron L Toms
RLT Industries, Inc.
This book is a compilation of step-by-step instructions for how to build nine different types of catapults and trebuchets, including plans for: A PVC Pipe Trebuchet, A Tabletop Trebuchet, The World Famous Floating Arm Trebuchet, The Historical WarWolf Trebuchet, A Rat-Trap Catapult, The Mangonel (or Onager), The Greek Ballista, a Petraria Arcatinus And the Scorpion II. Each set of instructions include dimensional drawings of all wooden parts, ...
The Bedouins and the Desert: Aspects of Nomadic Life in the Arab East (SUNY Series in Near Eastern Studies)
Jibrail S. Jabbur
State University of New York Press
An extensively illustrated account of traditional bedouin life in the Arab east that extends from desert wildlife and lore on the camel to marriage customs and the history of the enigmatic tribe of Slayb.
Aesop's Fables (Oxford World's Classics)
Oxford University Press, USA
The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who miraculously received the power of speech; from his legendary storytelling came the collections of prose and verse fables scattered throughout Greek and Roman literature. First published in English by Caxton in 1484, the fables and their morals ...
Their Arrows Will Darken the Sun: The Evolution and Science of Ballistics
The Johns Hopkins University Press
The science of ballistics has a long history and starts with one question: How does a projectile move through the air? Even before physicists worked that one out, military engineers had been tinkering with ballistic devices for centuries. The trebuchet of the Middle Ages has given way to rocket power, and the science of ballistics has evolved to match the technology. Mark Denny’s survey covers this dynamic subject from prehistory to the ...
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