Military History

Military History
Author: DK Publishing
Publsiher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN: 9781465436085
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Military History Book Excerpt:

A full-color guide organized chronologically and by key military technology covers the weapons, armor, equipment, battles and military figures that have defined war through the ages, from weapons hewn from stone to the laser-accurate stealth bombers of today.

The Military History Book

The Military History Book
Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012
ISBN: 140938344X
Category: Military history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Military History Book Book Excerpt:

Definitive visual guide to the technology of warfare and its evolution over the course of history. Chronicles the technology and tactics adopted by famous military leaders, their impact on the armies who used them, and their effect on the outcome of important conflicts.

A Visual History of Soldiers and Armies Around the World

A Visual History of Soldiers and Armies Around the World
Author: Alberto Moreno de la Fuente
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN: 1499465939
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Visual History of Soldiers and Armies Around the World Book Excerpt:

This intriguing book brings young readers into some of the greatest battles in history. They can walk alongside some of the mightiest armies, ones that shaped the world they know today. They will walk in the shoes of the Roman legionnaire and the Mongol rider, the Christian knight and the Sioux warrior, the Japanese samurai and the Navy SEAL. They will learn about the origin of armies in ancient times and the army of the future. Captivating illustrations bring readers further into this world and offer a unique perspective on history.

Battle Reenactments

Battle Reenactments
Author: Monique Vescia
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN: 1499437307
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battle Reenactments Book Excerpt:

This captivating title offers a rare view into the world of battle reenactors, actors who bring history to life by playing the roles of those from the past. Readers learn about the past, present, and future of the craft. The book then teaches readers how to get started in battle reenactments, including which groups to join and where to find the appropriate costumes. Finally, the book guides readers on how to turn reenactment from hobby to a job and make money from performances. For anyone interested in theater or the performing arts, battle reenactment is a great way to go.

Weapons and Armor

Weapons and Armor
Author: Rupert Matthews
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2014-12-15
ISBN: 1482421968
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weapons and Armor Book Excerpt:

Weapons and armor have been used to hunt and wage war since the first humans walked the planet. The earliest spears date back 400,000 years! As civilizations and technologies advanced, so did weapons and armor. Through this unique lens, readers delve into some exciting periods of history in many different cultures. Egyptian shields, Greek helmets, Roman gladiatorial garb, and more are examined in this wide-ranging book. In addition, Chinese armor, African clubs, Middle Eastern weaponry, and Samurai swords are discussed as well as modern arms. The high-interest text and colorful images are a perfect complement to any social studies and history collection.

Animal Weapons

Animal Weapons
Author: Douglas J. Emlen
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-11-11
ISBN: 142994739X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Weapons Book Excerpt:

WINNER OF THE PHI BETA KAPPA AWARD IN SCIENCE The story behind the stunning, extreme weapons we see in the animal world--teeth and horns and claws--and what they can tell us about the way humans develop and use arms and other weapons In Animal Weapons, Doug Emlen takes us outside the lab and deep into the forests and jungles where he's been studying animal weapons in nature for years, to explain the processes behind the most intriguing and curious examples of extreme animal weapons—fish with mouths larger than their bodies and bugs whose heads are so packed with muscle they don't have room for eyes. As singular and strange as some of the weapons we encounter on these pages are, we learn that similar factors set their evolution in motion. Emlen uses these patterns to draw parallels to the way we humans develop and employ our own weapons, and have since battle began. He looks at everything from our armor and camouflage to the evolution of the rifle and the structures human populations have built across different regions and eras to protect their homes and communities. With stunning black and white drawings and gorgeous color illustrations of these concepts at work, Animal Weapons brings us the complete story of how weapons reach their most outsized, dramatic potential, and what the results we witness in the animal world can tell us about our own relationship with weapons of all kinds.

Energy and Civilization

Energy and Civilization
Author: Vaclav Smil
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN: 0262536161
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy and Civilization Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society throughout history, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel–driven civilization. "I wait for new Smil books the way some people wait for the next 'Star Wars' movie. In his latest book, Energy and Civilization: A History, he goes deep and broad to explain how innovations in humans' ability to turn energy into heat, light, and motion have been a driving force behind our cultural and economic progress over the past 10,000 years. —Bill Gates, Gates Notes, Best Books of the Year Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done. The conversion of energy on Earth ranges from terra-forming forces of plate tectonics to cumulative erosive effects of raindrops. Life on Earth depends on the photosynthetic conversion of solar energy into plant biomass. Humans have come to rely on many more energy flows—ranging from fossil fuels to photovoltaic generation of electricity—for their civilized existence. In this monumental history, Vaclav Smil provides a comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel–driven civilization. Humans are the only species that can systematically harness energies outside their bodies, using the power of their intellect and an enormous variety of artifacts—from the simplest tools to internal combustion engines and nuclear reactors. The epochal transition to fossil fuels affected everything: agriculture, industry, transportation, weapons, communication, economics, urbanization, quality of life, politics, and the environment. Smil describes humanity's energy eras in panoramic and interdisciplinary fashion, offering readers a magisterial overview. This book is an extensively updated and expanded version of Smil's Energy in World History (1994). Smil has incorporated an enormous amount of new material, reflecting the dramatic developments in energy studies over the last two decades and his own research over that time.

Prepared and Armed

Prepared and Armed
Author: Joseph Terry
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-07-24
ISBN: 1440335923
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prepared and Armed Book Excerpt:

Your Disaster Home Defense Plan! If the grid goes down, you cannot rely on traditional law enforcement to protect you from the lawlessness that will take over. Your family's safety will be entirely your responsibility. Are you prepared to defend you and yours in the wake of a major disaster? You will be if you follow the instructions in this book. Prepared & Armed teaches you how to band together with likeminded citizens to deter would-be looters and pillagers. With this information, it won't just be you against the world after a crisis. You'll have the support of your fire team to help you stand against any threat that may come your way. Inside you'll find: • Guidelines for assembling a survival group and fire team that provides mutual aid and protection to all members • Detailed instructions for selecting and fortifying a survival retreat • Static defense techniques for protecting your survival retreat • Safe and effective team-shooting training exercises • Outdoor survival skills useful for moving from one location to another following a disaster • Complete armament lists for your fire team along with gear lists for combat rucksacks and medical jump bags • Advice on how to effectively respond to neighbors in need without compromising your safety or survival supplies Don't let a disaster catch you off guard. Ensure your family's safety now by preparing to defend them in the future. Start your fire team training today.

The Military Science of Star Wars

The Military Science of Star Wars
Author: George Beahm
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 1250124751
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Military Science of Star Wars Book Excerpt:

George Beahm, a former U.S. Army major, draws on his experience to discuss the military science of the sprawling Star Wars universe: its personnel, weapons, technology, tactics and strategy, including an analysis of its key battles to explain how the outmanned and outgunned rebels ultimately prevailed against overwhelming forces. Contrasting the military doctrine of the real world with the fictional world of Star Wars, the author constructively criticizes the military strengths and weaknesses of Darth Vader’s Galactic Empire and Kylo Ren’s First Order... From Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) to Rogue One (2016), this timely book demystifies the operational arts in an accessible and entertaining way for military personnel and civilians. Replete with a glossary of military terms, this book is supplemented with an annotated bibliography. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Reference Sources 1982

Reference Sources  1982
Author: Terry Silver
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 440
Release: 1984-12
ISBN: 9780876501658
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reference Sources 1982 Book Excerpt:

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 1999

Bowker s Complete Video Directory  1999
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1866
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780835242080
Category: Films for the hearing impaired
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 1999 Book Excerpt:

Execum

Execum
Author: Gayle Oliver-Leonhardt
Publsiher: Execume Incorporated
Total Pages: 271
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780967235806
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Execum Book Excerpt:

An interactive, resume-building software.

Art International

Art International
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art International Book Excerpt: