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A History of Weapons: Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults & Lots of Other Things That Can Seriously Mess You Up

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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 learn about Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, and the "peaceful" Shaolin monks. This ultimate compendium of awesome weapons delivers all the surprisingly true details sure to impress anybody who's ever made a gun with their fingers and said, "PEW-PEW-PEW!"

About the Author

John O'Bryan has written for Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender and Disney XD's Motorcity. He lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452110547
Subtitle:
Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults and Lots of Other Things that Can Seriously Mess You Up
Author:
Obryan, John
Author:
O'Bryan, John
Author:
Orkin, Barry
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Publication Date:
20130423
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6.25 x 1 in 1.09 lb

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Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
History and Social Science » Military » Ancient Weapons
History and Social Science » Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » Weapons » General
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General

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