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The New Weapons of the World Encyclopedia: An International Encyclopedia from 5000 B.C. to the 21st Century

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Weapons is one of the bestselling books on armament ever published. This definitive guide covers the entire history of weapons, from the earliest, most primitive instruments up to remarkable advances in modern defense and warfare. The new edition includes weapons used in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Israel-Lebanon conflict, such as:

· Improvised Explosive Devices
· Blac
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published August 21st 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1980)
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Peter
May 29, 2009 Peter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ah, my first weapons reference book. Every boy needs one. Or needed, as the internet now provides the same and more info for free.

Even with the internet, you really can't beat a well-done book that lays out all the relevant information before you, no googling or wikipediaing needed. Plus the feel, the convenience, the reliability, and so on.

This book holds a special place in my heart, though. I have many fond memories of poring over entries again and again, marveling at the variety and power wit
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Janrae
Aug 21, 2008 Janrae rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would have given this book five stars, however I had a few problems understanding some of the diagrams and think a few matters could have been explained better.

I do feel that it is a must have book for anyone who writes about weapons in settings from the Stone Age to the present. It contains a wealth of pictures and appears to be extremely thorough.
Joshua Galicia
This is definitely an encyclopedia, and not plot-driven literature in any way whatsoever, but I think it does provide a wealth of information on weaponry and obstacles used in the past 7,000 years. It's interesting to see the development of technology portrayed through the aspect of attack and defense.
Amar Pai
Oct 03, 2012 Amar Pai marked it as gave-up-on  ·  review of another edition
Loads of technical details and schematics, primarily concerned with categorization and specifications of like, the three main categories of breech loading artillery shell, by fuze, filling and function. Utterly dull.
Tyra Masters-heinrichs
I find this an excellent resource not just for writing sci-fi and fantasy, but also for naming. Its sits on the right hand side of my desk on the shelf.
Bubba
Mar 26, 2008 Bubba rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I've loved this sort of thing since I was in grade school. I was the creepy kid who would check out "Weapons of WW2" from the bookmobile.
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