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

View: 2003

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 Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Pistols, Revolvers and Submachine Guns

Author: Will Fowler,Anthony North

Publisher: JG Press

ISBN: 9781464303388

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 5303

A visual historical reference to over 500 military, law enforcement and antique firearms from around the world with a fascinating history of small arms from the 14th century to the present day, comprehensive directories of small arms, full technical specifications and is illustrated with more than 550 photographs and artworks. This book features world's most important small guns from the medieval hand cannon and the matchlock handgun to the Luger P08 and today's FN P90 as well as famous small arms including the Colt .45, the Browning High-Power M1935, the Lanchester and the MP38 submachine gun. Included are specially commissioned color photographs and artworks, including cutaway diagrams to show internal components and gun operation. This complete guide is expertly written by leading professionals in their field.

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: 7275

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.

A History of Guns

Author: Peter Francis

Publisher: Absolute Crime


Category: History

Page: 156

View: 1325

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.

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: 4471

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

Firearms: An Illustrated History

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146543089X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 320

View: 5673

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.


A Visual History

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146540354X

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 9985

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).

Introduction to Forensic Chemistry

Author: Kelly M. Elkins

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429845995

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 5404

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.

Jane's Guns Recognition Guide 5e

Author: Richard D. Jones,Andrew White

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061374083

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 1756

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: 6957


History of the Gun in 500 Photographs

Author: TIME-LIFE Books

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 1618933396

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7797

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.

Guns of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum

Author: Jim Supica

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785835326

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 304

View: 5007

"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." --

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: 5358

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.

The Book of Gun Trivia

Essential Firepower Facts

Author: Gordon L. Rottman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782006206

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 2993

Offering a step by step guide through interesting gun facts and statistics, Gordon Rottman presents The Book of Gun Trivia. Covering a range of subjects, such as weapons designations, where rifles get their names from, the longest serving rifles and everything in between, this book brings together everything you ever needed to know about guns and ammunition and much more besides. Alongside the key facts and figures, Gordon Rottman also breaks apart popular myths and misconceptions about both weapons and ammunition, putting his years of military service to good use.

Certain Death in Sierra Leone

The SAS and Operation Barras 2000

Author: Will Fowler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849082766

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 461

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.

Post-Millennial Gothic

Comedy, Romance and the Rise of Happy Gothic

Author: Catherine Spooner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441170413

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 4405

Surveying the widespread appropriations of the Gothic in contemporary literature and culture, Post-Millennial Gothic shows contemporary Gothic is often romantic, funny and celebratory. Reading a wide range of popular texts, from Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series through Tim Burton's Gothic film adaptations of Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows, to the appearance of Gothic in fashion, advertising and television, Catherine Spooner argues that conventional academic and media accounts of Gothic culture have overlooked this celebratory strain of 'Happy Gothic'. Identifying a shift in subcultural sensibilities following media coverage of the Columbine shootings, Spooner suggests that changing perceptions of Goth subculture have shaped the development of 21st-century Gothic. Reading these contemporary trends back into their sources, Spooner also explores how they serve to highlight previously neglected strands of comedy and romance in earlier Gothic literature.

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: 3684

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.

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: 2713

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 History of Guns

From First Firearms to Semiautomatic Weapons

Author: Chuck Wills

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 151071619X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

View: 1180

For the first time in paperback, a photographic history of civilization, as seen through the world's most deadly and fascinating firearms. The Illustrated History of Guns is a comprehensive look at the tools of battle. To craft this book, more than five hundred photographs of genuine specimens were specially commissioned from the six-thousand-piece collection of the Berman Museum of World History. The weapons featured span a period of close to four thousand years, ranging from Ancient Greece to World War II, and from the Crusades in Europe to the US Civil War. It features a wide array of diverse treasures, including the traveling pistols of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, a royal Persian scimitar with 1,295 rose-cut diamonds and rubies, and a single 11-carat emerald set in gold, first owned by Shah Abbas I of Persia and given in tribute to Catherine the Great. The Illustrated History of Guns also offers information on weapons innovators, including Alexander Forsyth, Eliphalet Remington, Samuel Colt, Sergei Mosin, the Mauser brothers, Hiram Maxim, John Browning, Richard Gatling, John T. Thompson, John Garland, Feodor Tokarev, Oliver Winchester, and Mikhail Kalashnikov. With unparalleled historical perspective and background on persons significant to the development and advancements of weapons technology or military strategy, The Illustrated History of Guns belongs on the shelf of every history buff and firearms enthusiast.

Panzer Operations

Germany's Panzer Group 3 During the Invasion of Russia, 1941

Author: Hermann Hoth

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612002706

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8484

This book, originally published in German in 1956, has now been translated into English, unveiling a wealth of both experiences and analysis about Operation Barbarossa, perhaps the most important military campaign of the 20th century. Hermann Hoth led GermanyÕs 3rd Panzer Group in Army Group CenterÑin tandem with GuderianÕs 2nd GroupÑduring the invasion of the Soviet Union, and together those two daring panzer commanders achieved a series of astounding victories, encircling entire Russian armies at Minsk, Smolensk, and Vyazma, all the way up to the very gates of Moscow. This work begins with Hoth discussing the use of nuclear weapons in future conflicts. This cool-headed post-war reflection, from one of Nazi GermanyÕs top panzer commanders, is rare enough. But then Hoth dives into his exact command decisions during BarbarossaÑstill the largest continental offensive ever undertakenÑto reveal new insights into how Germany could, and in his view should, have succeeded in the campaign. Hoth critically analyses the origin, development, and objective of the plan against Russia, and presents the situations confronted, the decisions taken, and the mistakes made by the armyÕs leadership, as the new form of mobile warfare startled not only the Soviets on the receiving end but the German leadership itself, which failed to provide support infrastructure for their panzer armÕs breakthroughs. Hoth sheds light on the decisive and ever-escalating struggle between Hitler and his military advisers on the question whether, after the Dnieper and the Dvina had been reached, to adhere to the original idea of capturing Moscow. HitlerÕs momentous decision to divert forces to Kiev and the south only came in late August 1941. He then finally considers in detail whether the Germans, after obliterating the remaining Russian armies facing Army Group Center in Operation Typhoon, could still hope for the occupation of the Russian capital that fall. Hoth concludes his study with several lessons for the offensive use of armored formations in the future. His firsthand analysis, here published for the first time in English, will be vital reading for every student of World War II.