The Story of the Gun

The Story of the Gun

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
Traces the history of the gun from the appearance of gun powder and the development of the first cannon in the Middle Ages through the high-tech firearms of the late-twentieth century

Book News
An abundantly illustrated history of firearms ranging in size from hand guns to machine guns. A reasonable description of theory and evolution with fine photos & drawings of changes & examples of new technology. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
In lavish and evocative text and pictures, The Story of the Gun brings the complete history of the gun vividly to life.
It traces the evolution of firearms from the earliest medieval 'hand cannons' to the high technology weapons of today. From matchlock and flintlock to the caseless cartridge; from muzzle-loading to multiple-barreled machine guns; from powder and ball to the modern self-contained cartridge, every major milestone is discussed and illustrated.
All the key inventions that changes the face of warfare, and therefore of the world, are featured here and graphics are used to demonstrate how they function. Every major inventor from Puckle and Ferguson, through Pauly, Colt, Mauser, Luger, Browning and Garand has his place in this story and the importance of their contributions to history are highlighted.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997
ISBN: 9780312148959
Branch Call Number: 683.4 HOG
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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