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The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Guns

Pistols, Rifles, Revolvers, Machine and Submachine Guns Through History in 1100 Clear Photographs

Author: Will Fowler,Anthony North,Charles Stronge,Patrick Sweeney

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754831761


Page: 512

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This encyclopedia is both a reference work and visual display, explaining the development of arms and showing the individual specifications of modern weapons. Grouped according to country of origin, each gun's features are listed, as are the military, political and technological context in which each gun was developed.

The Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Guns, Pistols, Revolvers and Machine Guns

A Comprehensive Chronology of Firearms with Full Technical Specifications, Shown in 1100 Expert Photographs and Diagrams

Author: Anthony North,Will Fowler,Patrick Sweeney,Charles Stronge

Publisher: Southwater Publishing

ISBN: 9780754823766

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 264

View: 8899

A beautifully illustrated set of encyclopedias covering pistols, revolvers, machine and submachine guns through history.

The World Encyclopedia Of Rifles and Machine Guns

An Illustrated Guide to 500 Firearms

Author: Patrick Sweeney,Will Fowler

Publisher: JG Press

ISBN: 9781464303371

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 6467

An Unparalled Guide To The World's Most IMPORTANT -- Rifles And Machine Guns, From The Medieval Period To The Present Day. This encyclopedia is an authoritative reference work with two stunning directories. It explains the development of rifles and machine guns through the centuries, and shows the capabilities and individual specifications of modern weapons. Also featured is a chronological account of arms development. A comprehensive list of manufacturers, a glossary and an index complete this easy-to-use encyclopedia.

Introduction to Forensic Chemistry

Author: Kelly M. Elkins

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429845995

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 4827

Chemistry/Forensic Science Forensic chemistry is a subdiscipline of forensic science, its principles guide the analyses performed in modern forensic laboratories. Forensic chemistry’s roots lie in medico-legal investigation, toxicology and microscopy and have since led the development of modern forensic analytic techniques and practices for use in a variety of applications. Introduction to Forensic Chemistry is the perfect balance of testing methods and application. Unlike other competing books on the market, coverage is neither too simplistic, nor overly advanced making the book ideal for use in both undergraduate and graduate courses. The book introduces chemical tests, spectroscopy, advanced spectroscopy, and chromatography to students. The second half of the book addresses applications and methods to analyze and interpret controlled substances, trace evidence, questioned documents, firearms, explosives, environmental contaminants, toxins, and other topics. The book looks at innovations in the field over time including the latest development of new discernible chemical reactions, instrumental tools, methods, and more. Key features: Nearly 300 full-color figures illustrating key concepts and over 20 case studies Addresses all the essential topics without extraneous or overly advanced coverage Includes full pedagogy of chapter objectives, key terms, lab problems, end of chapter questions, and additional readings to emphasize key learning points Includes chemical structures and useful spectra as examples Fulfils the forensic chemistry course requirement in FEPAC-accredited programs Includes a chapter on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) materials Comprehensive and accessible, without being overly technical, Introduction to Forensic Chemistry will be a welcome addition to the field and an ideal text designed for both the student user and professor in mind. Course ancillaries including an Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank and chapter PowerPoint® lecture slides are available with qualified course adoption.

A History of Guns

Author: Peter Francis

Publisher: Absolute Crime


Category: History

Page: 156

View: 6300

Unlike nearly any other weapon, guns have left an undeniable mark on military and human history. Their use in warfare helped give one side a sizable advantage over the other, and their use in hunting helped early American settlers put food on their tables in a harsh new environment. But who invented them, and what were the circumstances that changed it from a cumbersome device into an essential element in warfare? Read on and discover the history of these fifteen important weapons. It covers:military guns, machine guns, handguns, artillery guns, tank guns, hunting guns, am more.

Jane's Guns Recognition Guide 5e

Author: Richard D. Jones,Andrew White

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061374083

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 4218

The most comprehensive, authoritative guide to identifying firearms includes: Pistols, revolvers, submachine guns, machine guns, bolt-action and automatic rifles, and shotguns Technical specifications Manufacturers and brand names index Firearm safety information More than 400 photographs

Firearms encyclopedia

Author: George C. Nonte

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers


Category: History

Page: 341

View: 5215

Firearms: An Illustrated History

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146543089X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 320

View: 6182

Published in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, Firearms: An Illustrated History charts the evolution of the gun, from the pistol and rifle to the machine gun and revolver. DK's trademark beautifully photographed catalogs of firearms and stunning close-up details of key weapons combine in this lavish history of the gun, tracing its development from early flintlocks and muskets to modern-day military guns.

Certain Death in Sierra Leone

The SAS and Operation Barras 2000

Author: Will Fowler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782000682

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 3395

In September 2000 the notorious militia gang, 'West Side Boys' kidnapped eleven British soldiers in Sierra Leone and Operation Barras was launched as the rescue operation. Fast roping in from helicopters, the SAS soldiers engaged in a heavy firefight with the militia, killing several, and capturing their leader. Meanwhile the Paras advanced on foot, fighting their way through a village to recover the Land Rovers abandoned by the kidnapped soldiers. The operation was a complete success, with all the soldiers being rescued. This daring raid is brought to life with specially commissioned artwork, detailed maps and overhead shots to recreate one of the greatest hostage-rescue success stories.


A Visual History

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146540354X

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 6760

Gun enthusiasts, lock and load! From the moment they made their first appearance on 14th century European battlefields, guns have shaped the course of human history. This indispensable guide profiles more than 300 of the most important firearms of all time. From muskets, rifles, pistols, and revolvers, to machine guns, shotguns, grenade launchers, and sniper rifles, Gun is at once a comprehensive catalog and an informative encyclopedia. Inside, you'll find famous firearms (special profiles of landmark weapons, including Brown Bess, Glock 17, Colt .45, AK-47, and many more); Gunslingers, outlaws, lawmen, and soldiers (from Dirty Harry and James Bond to Annie Oakley and Dick Turpin); and Legendary manufacturers (including Colt, Winchester, and Beretta).

Complete Guide to Guns and Shooting

Author: John Malloy

Publisher: Dbi Books

ISBN: 9780873491662

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 8019

A thorough guide that teaches shooting fundamentals and covers every aspect of the shooting sports. How do guns work? What's the safest way to handle them? Get these answers and others on ammunition, reloading, buying, selling and collecting.

Guns of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum

Author: Jim Supica

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785835326

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 304

View: 6539

"Guns of NRA National Sporting Arms Museum features the most common and popular sporting arms in America pictured side-by-side with some of the greatest firearm rarities...These guns reflect the three-part theme of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops." --

History of the Gun in 500 Photographs

Author: TIME-LIFE Books

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 1618933396

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7405

A fascinating look into the history of the firearm and how and why it has had the impact it has on American culture and society. Few inventions have had more of a profound impact on the course of civilization than guns: The first hand-held versions were Chinese fire lances invented in the 10th century, though it was Europeans who were credited with creating the handheld weapons that we recognize today. Americans and their expansion westward were the ones who refined, and helped define innovation and the development of an industry. Starting with Samuel Colt and the "revolver revolution," Americans took the lead in moving gun development forward. Names now well-known including Wesson, Winchester, and Browning helped create weapons that helped move a nation forward and ushered in the industrialized warfare of World War I. Now, TIME-LIFE, in the next book in the successful "500 Photographs" series, following World War II in 500 Photographs and The Civil War in 500 Photographs, brings readers the History of the Gun in 500 Photographs, which traces the fascinating evolution of firearms, not just as tools of security, but as ingenious feats of science and engineering. This book contains over 500 photos that take readers on a historical and visual journey of the gun, not just as a weapon, but as a constantly-evolving artifact that has shaped America's culture and mindset.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Machine Guns

A History and Directory of Machine Guns from the 19th Century to the Present Day, Shown in 220 Photographs

Author: Will Fowler,Patrick Sweeney

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781780193755

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 1694

This book offers a history and directory of machine guns from the 19th century to the present day, shown in 220 photographs. It is a comprehensive directory of arms around the world, organized according to country of manufacture. It features key specifications for each weapon, including magazine capacity, barrel length and unloaded weight. It explores the fascinating history of machine guns, from the Gatling to the General-Purpose Machine Gun. The machine gun was developed in response to the search for a faster rate of fire, and once its potential had been realized, its evolution became a race of innovation. This authoritative volume reveals the remarkable history of the machine gun, and provides a country-by-country directory of 160 types. The features of each gun are listed, along with the military, political and technological context in which the weapon was developed. Details such as magazine capacity, barrel length and unloaded weight are included for every entry. This superbly illustrated guide is essential reading for all enthusiasts interested in gun manufacture and weapons of war.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Handguns

Pistols and Revolvers of the World, 1870 to the Present

Author: Aleksandr Borisovich Zhuk

Publisher: Lewis International Incorporated

ISBN: 9781930983021

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 1661

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Handguns presents an outstanding one-volume reference tool for all who study or use handguns. Alexander Zhuk's meticulous constant scale line drawings are unmatched in modern-day gun literature. Drawn directly from the guns themselves wherever possible, they combine accurately observed outlines with an unerring sense of solidity.

Operation Barras

Author: William Fowler

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 1780225687

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8525

The inside story of the most daring SAS rescue mission ever In September 2000 eleven British soldiers were captured by a notorious militia gang in Sierra Leone. The so-called 'West Side Boys' had subjected their part of the country to a long reign of terror, murdering, kidnapping and mutilating anyone who stood in their way. Now British soldiers were at their mercy. Surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered, any resistance would have seen them all killed; yet their hopes of a quick exchange soon faded. They were assaulted and subjected to mock executions. Negotiations with the 'Revolutionary United Front' leaders and the 'West Side Boys' proved futile. Prime Minister Tony Blair ordered the armed forces to get the men back. The SAS and elements of the Parachute Regiment were rushed to West Africa and a naval squadron assembled offshore. The stage was set for the biggest British military operation on the continent for a generation - and their most daring rescue mission ever.

AK-47 the Grim Reaper 2nd Edition

Author: Frank Iannamico

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982391853

Category: AK-47 rifle

Page: 1086

View: 2768

The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Knives, Swords, Spears & Daggers: Through History in Over 1500 Photographs

Author: Harvey J. S. Withers,Tobias Capwell

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754831952


Page: 512

View: 8744

This comprehensive encyclopedia of edged weapons is both an authoritative reference work and a visual directory, explaining the development of these weapons through the centuries, describing their capabilities and individual specifications.

The Illustrated Directory of Guns

A Collector's Guide to Over 1500 Military, Sporting and Antique Firearms

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785828013

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 512

View: 9402

The Illustrated Directory series provide readers with a fully illustrated, comprehensive, hardcover reference book packed with timelines, historical facts and images designed to inform and excite. At 512 pages packed with information and photographs, this book is a necessary addition to any enthusiast's library. The Illustrated Directory of Guns is the most ambitious and lavishly illustrated history of guns for the collector and enthusiast. It shows in clear, detailed photographs and text over 1500 guns with separate sections on Pistols, Revolvers, Rifles, Shotguns (military and sporting) Machine Guns, and Submachine guns. Organized A-Z by country and gunmaker's name, the book clearly shows the different types of gun which the world has used to hunt, wage war, break and defend its laws, hone its sharpshooting skills, and fire purely for the fun of it. The book also features an introduction on each section, which gives a brief history of the development of that particular kind of firearm.

Small Arms Visual Encyclopedia

Author: Martin J. Dougherty

Publisher: Visual Encyclopedia

ISBN: 9781907446986

Category: Firearms

Page: 448

View: 3489

From the very first handguns of the fifteenth century to modern machine guns and rifles, Small Arms Visual Encyclopedia is a highly illustrated volume that examines all the significant small arms of the world, featuring more than 1000 of the world's handguns, assault rifles, shotguns, machine guns, and other more esoteric weapons. All the famous weapons of each type are featured, such as the M-16, Colt .44 Magnum and MG42. Each featured small arm is illustrated with an excellent full-color artwork, showing the weapon in great detail with full specifications tables that list country of origin, weights, dimensions and calibre (with all weights and measures provided in both metric and imperial). With more than 800 outstanding color artworks, Small Arms Visual Encyclopedia is a comprehensive and accessible reference work that will appeal to anyone with an interest in small arms.

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