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The Practical Guide to Man-powered Weapons and Ammunition: Experiments with Catapults, Musketballs, Stonebows, Blowpipes, Big Airguns, and Bulletbows (Practical Guide) Paperback – 1 Nov 2007

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (1 Nov. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602391475
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602391475
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 15.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 747,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert McDonald on 28 Jan. 2013
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A great series of accounts of unconventional contrivances from catapults to home-made air weapons. Rich with warnings about experimentation, crossbows and Compressed Air, but with a marvellously accessible account, almost as asides, that explain projectile mechanics and even how a English Longbow, in wood, Yew, works! A unique work.
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By A. Frost on 14 May 2014
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Have given this 4 stars as there is not much else around on this subject and it is very interesting. The author obviously has a great deal of experience with practically all the weapons considered and has experimented widely, although his lack of scientific training is as he admits a bit of a handicap in this area. Its not very PC to say it but practically all males have a fascination with projectiles ( as an example my grandchildren have been brought up very correctly and range from age 4 to 10 ,both sexes. Despite a lot of expensive Christmas presents last year , the biggest hit was an assortment of safe, cheap projectile launchers bought by some less PC relative-- not me ).
So. a very informative and fascinating read,highly recommended.
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By Royston on 25 Jun. 2013
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An excellent and practical guide to basic man powered weapons and ammunition, providing many examples with lots of interesting asides and notes. Suitable for persons with an interest in weapons history and usage.
The author's knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject is evident.
There are numerous tables and illustrations to clarify and enhance the text.
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By Mr. Peter W. Weston on 15 May 2012
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a fantastic book well worth its costs, get it you wont be disapointed, great stuff full of great information and ideas, loved it
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By Katherine Cross on 31 Oct. 2014
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very good book
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