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Hardcover Arms & Armor Book

ISBN: 0756606543

ISBN13: 9780756606541

Arms & Armor

(Part of the DK Eyewitness Books Series and DK Eyewitness Books Series)

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Book Overview

See the very first weapons ever made, the armor worn by medieval knights, the battledress of a Japanese samurai, the guns used by the soldiers, frontiersmen, and outlaws of the Wild West. Discover what weapons were carried by the first police officers, how sword and pistol duels were fought, when the first firearms were invented and how they worked, and much, much more!

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Arms & Armor is a great book!

Cannot recommend Arms & Armor enough for young kids (preferably over 8 and under 13) who are interested in the subject of the early development of weaponry and warfare. Well illustrated with outstanding photographs, it's the closest thing to taking your kid to a museum. Again, this is a book for kids and does not go into any real depth on anything, but it's better than something that would soon cause any kid to lose interest. Just enough info to be interesting.

Another Great Eyewitness Book!

The boys in my class will go ga-ga over this book about weapons and their use over history and cultural groups. They already love the Eyewitness series and are constantly begging me to buy more. The Arms and Armour book is one of those requests.

Arms & Armor is a great book!!!

I love this book so much that I decided to skip writing & English one day and do a report about it instead. There are so many different weapons. Don't look at that one star rating because he doesn't know what "arms" means. He thought it meant arms like a limb. It has so much cool stuff like an early grenade launcher, early grenades and a lot of different helmets. It goes from the stone age to the Old West. The pictures are so great I decided to copy some of them and put them on a poster board and write about them. Right now I'm eight years old and I'm mostly interested in WWII but this really caught my attention. I think it's better than most of the WWII books. I can't say anything bad about this book because there is nothing and if there was something bad, I would have told it. I think people that are interested in weapons and if they want to make a project about time periods like medieval or old west, they will really like this book. I wish I could buy it but I haven't seen it at the library sales or thrift stores. I think you should buy it or borrow it at the library.

SEE real weapons and armor

DK eyewitness books are some of the greatest non-fiction books around. The distinctive white background and high-quality photography gives this book an edge over any other nonfiction picture book. And -- these pictures are real! They're beautiful museum-quality photos of all things related to arms & armor, accompanied by informative captions and text. Learn about all types of armor and weapons, how they were used, and the people who used them. If you know someone (young or old) who is fascinated by armor, then you must introduce them to this book!

A Wonderful Reference

From a different perspective, I have always found this book to be a wonderful reference for role-playing games. In my D & D campaign, this book was required reading for all players. It may not be the most thorough book on the subjest but it is pretty close. It gives those new to gaming an incredible viewpoint of medieval armour, siege weapons and types of weapons and their uses that fall outside the general point of reference for most young people. Any RPG fan is sure to love this book. Aside from RPG fans, I think this book has something to offer everyone. All of the books in the Eyewitness series stand apart as an amazing set of visual reference volumes. Vivid illustration and bold lettering make them easy to read and do not put off younger readers while the wealth of information available and the thoroughness which they have exercised in creation of these volumes earn these books a welcome place in any reference library - whether school, village or home.

I reccomend this book

I reccomend this book for anyone wishing to learn more about weaponry or doing a school project. While I was studing a specific part of the book for an article in American history, I found interest in many other parts of the book as well. It was very helpful and very interesting.
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