A history of weapons : crossbows, caltrops, catapults & lots of other things that can seriously mess you up / by John O'Bryan ; illustrations by Barry Orkin.
By: O'Bryan, John.
Contributor(s): Orkin, Barry.Material type: BookCall no.: U800 .O27 2013Publication: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©2013Description: 231 p. : ill.ISBN: 9781452110547; 1452110549.Subject(s): Military weapons -- History -- Miscellanea
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The first weapons -- It's so much easier to kill people with metal -- Ancient Chinese secrets -- Hemlock & sodomy (party with the Greeks) -- The Romans: sick fucks -- ... And you thought Buddhists couldn't fight -- Barbarians, Byzantines & Beowulf: Europe's dark ages -- Asia blows up -- Japanese beef: samurai vs. ninja -- Ew! What's that boil in Europe's neck?! -- Meanwhile, in the rest of the world -- The age of discovery: "I just discovered how to blow your head off!" -- Fakirs, thugs & headhunters -- 'Merica! Eating possum & shitting freedom.
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