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The art of the catapult : build Greek ballistae, Roman onagers, English trebuchets, and more ancient artillery / William Gurstelle.

Gurstelle, William, (author.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Clinton PL - Clinton YA 623.441 GUR (Text) 36806002801460 YOUNG ADULT 2ND FLOOR Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780912777337
  • Physical Description: xi, 177 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-170) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: The days before gunpowder -- Always be careful -- The science of siege -- Catapults around the world -- Shooting snakes in a barrel: the catapults of Alexander the Great -- To the last man: Jotapata -- A black flag flies over Acre: Saladin, Richard, and the Third Crusade -- The great khan's catapults -- Cabulus, the great horse trebuchet -- -- The flour sack thrower of Gibralter -- John Crabbe: tinkerer, sailor, soldier, spy -- The hammer of the Scots -- The sun sets on catapult warfare.
Summary, etc.:
"The Art of the Catapult, Second Edition, features updated instructions and diagrams for building ten authentic working model catapults, including an early Greek ballista, a Roman onager, and the English trebuchet."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Catapult > History > Juvenile literature.
Catapult > Design and construction > Juvenile literature.
Ballista > History > Juvenile literature.
Ballista > Design and construction > Juvenile literature.
Weapons, Ancient > Juvenile literature.
Weapons, Ancient > Design and construction > Juvenile literature.
Artillery > History > Juvenile literature.
Artillery > Design and construction > Juvenile literature.

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