Richard Holmes Philip Parker Roger Ford
Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor
September 18, 2018 Comments.. 516
Weapon A Visual History of Arms and Armor A paperback reissue of this compendium to weapons and armor For years weapons and the warriors who have wielded them have acted as the cutting edge of history shaping through axe spear bow

  • Title: Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor
  • Author: Richard Holmes Philip Parker Roger Ford
  • ISBN: 9780756665401
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • A paperback reissue of this compendium to weapons and armor.For 4,000 years, weapons and the warriors who have wielded them have acted as the cutting edge of history, shaping through axe, spear, bow, sword, and gun the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires Grand strategy played its part but it is advances in arms and armor that have had the most immediate and decisiveA paperback reissue of this compendium to weapons and armor.For 4,000 years, weapons and the warriors who have wielded them have acted as the cutting edge of history, shaping through axe, spear, bow, sword, and gun the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires Grand strategy played its part but it is advances in arms and armor that have had the most immediate and decisive impact on thebattlefield From the stone axes of the earliest warfare to the machine guns of today s armies, DK s Weapon portrays for the first time the entire spectrum of weaponry.Weapon is organized chronologically and divided into five chapters, each covering a specific period of military history Each chapter opens with an overview that explains the main military and technological developments in each period, setting the overall context The core of each chapter is a series of lavish catalog spreads, taking each principal weapon type in turn e.g swords, bows, guns and featuring all the major variations and developments in this weapon over time and across geographical regions Interspersed throughout the catalogs are double pagefeatures that showcase particularly fine examples of weaponry and profile the warriors that deployed the arms and donned the armor.

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    1 Blog on “Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor

    1. Khurram Solangi says:

      Great chronological-graphic history of weapon evolution

    2. Thomas says:

      Excellent visually, but a bit disappointing on the text side. Some of the history was interesting, but it was presented in a rather insipid manner at times. Also, the entire book was very disjointed. While it progressed overall in a past to present timeline, some of the tidbits were just thrown in without any relation to what preceded it. The ending was very abrupt as well, there was no closing or paragraph with any sense of finality.

    3. Mike Edwards says:

      Beautifully detailed photographs and explanations of a huge variety of weapons, ancient and modern. My only problem is that the book is entirely too Western focused. For example, there is one page on Aztec weapons, one page on all North American Indian weapons (mostly post-European contact) and nothing at all on Mayan, Incan, or any other pre-Colombian American civilization. Additionally, while there are some pages on Medieval and Modern Chinese and Japanese swords and guns, but there is nothing [...]

    4. Jerome says:

      Another excellent book by DK, Weapon pretty much amounts to a giant museum. There are tons of weapons in this book, organized by time period and category, with more comprehensive sections on the more prolific weapons of history. There are also specialized sections dealing with the weapons of different types of soldiers, be they hoplites or SEALs. The book is easy to read, not too in-depth, however, and there a few inaccuracies regarding things like the caliber of different firearms. But in, all [...]

    5. Ken says:

      Fun book to go through.

    6. Michael Alexander Henke says:

      At 350 pages, this is a very thorough book. It begins with flint knives and stone axes, and ends with grenade launchers and man-portable anti-tank weapons. In between is just about everything else you can imagine. The text can be rather dry a lot of the time, but the large, full-color photos make up for that. I especially liked the older stuff that is all decorated and engraved. Weapons that were more works of art than tools of war. It was also interesting to see the lesser known stuff, like Oce [...]

    7. Nicki Markus says:

      Weapon is a wonderful resource, combining informative text with beautiful photos. The book charts the full history of weapons and armour and, as a writer, I find it a wonderful first point of call when I am checking for historical accuracy of weapons used in my stories.A wonderful library addition to anyone interested in history, and in combat history in particular.

    8. Karlissa J. says:

      A handy guide for writing historical tales that involve battles. I've used it for assessing what sort of weapons would be available for a specific time period, and evaluating my weapon choices for an imaginary tribe.

    9. John Latham says:

      This book really is cool, if weapons and warfare from any era interest you this book is for you. It shows how modern day assault rifles evolved from the atlatl of ancient times and how the weapons of ancient times effect how wars are fought, and how they effect us.

    10. yoksan says:

      The pictures accompanied it are great, but could do with a little bit more detail.Currently it read like picture book with detailed description. Like it a lot though. It really helped with my jobs.

    11. Outmind says:

      4.75/5I'd like to have seen some more armors, especially newer ones since the book doesn't feature anything post 1900 other than a few helmets, but other than hat it is a fantastic and well illustrated guide for anyone interested in (pre)historic warfare.

    12. Darik says:

      great photographic reference of weapons for artists

    13. R says:

      I skipped the gun sections due to disinterest. Organizing by both time period and geography was a nice touch that showcased regional differences well.

    14. Fox says:

      Great reference to learn of the varied styles of arms and armor that have been used throughout history.

    15. Osiris Brackhaus says:

      Very comprehensive on firearms, rather thin on melee weapons and armor. Besides that, a beautifuly photographed reference for everyone interested in weaponry through the ages.

    16. Aaron says:

      Large fantastically illustrated hardcover which includes full page, full color photography. Overall a quality beginner's introduction to the better known world history of arms.

    17. Roxy says:

      A beautiful visual guide for anyone who has an interest in military history. Loads of information and attractive glossy pictures. Well put together. Very interesting to flip through.

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