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Weapons: Designing the Tools of War
Jason Richie ©2000

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  • 144 pages
  • More than 80 black-and-white photos and drawings
  • Reinforced library binding
  • 7" x 9"
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Grades 5 and up
  • ISBN: 978-1-881508-60-1
  • $21.95







“With solid prose and an impressive flair for making technical information interesting, Richie effectively explains the history, development, and power of military weaponry from 300 B.C. to today. There’s plenty of fascinating information, with the text punctuated by attractive sidebars of captioned pictures … and an abundance of sketches, diagrams, and black-and-white photographs that help clarify descriptions. … An impressively extensive glossary and a bibliography round out this excellent work.” —Booklist

Includes David Bushnell (submarine), Samuel Colt (revolver), John Ericsson (iron-clad ship), Robert Whitehead (self-propelled torpedo), Hiram Maxim (automatic machine gun), Ernest Swinton (armored tank), and Walter Dornberger and Wernher von Braun (V-2 missle).