Aircraft

The Definitive Visual History

Author: Dorling Kindersley, Inc

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 9781465402127

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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Explores the history of the aircraft from the turn of the century to the present day.
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The Aircraft Book

Author: Philip Whiteman

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781409364801

Category: Airplanes

Page: 320

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An action-packed ride through the history of aircraft The Aircraft Book is all about the men, machines, and landmark technology behind the most iconic aircraft from the Supermarine Spitfire to the Concorde. Featuring over 1,000 of the greatest military and commercial aircraft in the world, this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution over the past 10 decades. A captivating, international view of aircraft through time from Germany's Zeppelins to the USA's 'Blackbird' with histories of how famous marques like Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names. Plus, go on a virtual tour inside the engines of some of the legendary planes to see just what powers their performance. The Aircraft Book is essential for aviation buffs, covering the enduring impact that aircraft has on society as an object of curiosity, a symbol of luxury, and an essential weapon of war.
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Firearms The Illustrated History

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241182662

Category: History

Page: 320

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The definitive visual guide to the history of firearms and guns The Illustrated History of Firearms charts the evolution and history of the gun, from the pistol, flintlock musket and rifle to the shotgun, machine gun and revolver. This book features over 300 firearms and guns spanning centuries of development, with the world's most iconic gun brands such as Colt, Smith and Wesson, Maxim and the Kalashnikov AK-47 covered with amazing photographic features. You can appreciate the incredible engineering behind guns through stunning visuals with close-up details of key weapons, from the intricate inlaid shotgun to the modern army sniper rifle, tracing the history of the gun from army flintlocks to modern day military guns. If you are interested in military history and the history of weapons, The Illustrated History of Firearms is ideal for you.
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World War I

The Definitive Visual History

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241185262

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 1981

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The definitive visual history of the people, politics and events of World War I World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide is a fascinating portrait of a world at war, vividly portraying the conflicts of the Great War on land, sea and in the skies. This history book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the First World War. You will uncover the details of the Great War's titanic battles such as Gallipoli, the Somme and Verdun that left an indelible mark on the collective memories of countries and that claimed a generation of young men. Discover how local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast conflict that was fought out to the bitter end. Find out about key battles, political and economic forces, individual leaders and technological advances that influenced the course of the First World War. Timelines show you the war unfolding across countries, providing an overview of developments in all the theatres of war. Packed with images, maps, portraits, key artefacts and unforgettable first person accounts, World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide is an uniquely accessible military history of one of the world's most devastating conflicts.
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The Tractor Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241238005

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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The definitive visual history of the tractor The complete history of farm machinery, from steam and vintage tractors to the latest combine harvesters is showcased in this lavishly illustrated volume. Packed with images and tractor data on more than 200 iconic machines, The Tractor Book explores the entire range of tractors and farming machines from around the world, such as Fordson Model F and Massey-Harris GP. Histories of famous marques, such as John Deere and Massey Ferguson, sit alongside immersive visual tours of celebrated machines. The Tractor Book covers how tractors work, their history, major marques and catalogues tractors from every era making this a must-have for anyone fascinating by these extraordinary machines.
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Machines of War

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241325390

Category: History

Page: 360

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Explore the military vehicles, artillery, and industrial weaponry that changed the course of history. From the first repeating rifles to the most advanced military technology of the 21st century, Machines of War presents a one-of-a-kind illustrated history of modern warfare, told through the weapons and vehicles that have dominated the battlefield since the Industrial Revolution. Discover vehicles from the Industrial era, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and the modern world. Look up-close at the Gatling gun, the Spitfire fighter plane, the T-72 Tank and many more with virtual tours putting you at the helm of war's most formidable weapons. Featuring stunning photographs of key firearms, aircraft, tanks, warships, and more, Machines Of War offers a uniquely detailed look at the machines that have shaped the modern military world.
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Warfare

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465403736

Category: History

Page: 512

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Previously published in hardcover as War: The Definitive Visual History War has been central to the rise and fall of civilizations since the dawn of time. The history of warfare first emerges from legend in Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization, around 3,000 years before the birth of Christ. The first armies that we know about fought in Sumeria, Ancient Egypt, and Syria. From these first battles, fought with spears or axes on horseback or on foot, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Warfare traces the campaigns and conflicts that have shaped world history and examines the evolution of military tactics and technology. The story of the development from these primitive battles to the global conflicts of the 20th century and the modern "War on Terror" is the story of humanity itself, reflecting the same political, cultural and technological forces that have defined human history. From longbows to laser-guided missiles; from chariots to jet aircraft; and from Samurai warriors to SAS soldiers, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Warfare provides the definitive visual chronicle of this intense, brutal, and often heroic tale. War combines a coherent and compelling spread-by-spread historical narrative with a wealth of supporting features on weapons and technology, strategy and tactics, the experience of war, and history's fighting elites to recount the epic 5,000-year story of warfare and combat through the ages.
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Smithsonian atlas of world aviation

charting the history of flight from the first balloons to today's most advanced aircraft

Author: Dana Bell

Publisher: Smithsonian

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 230

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A world history of flight provides a lavishly illustrated tour of everything from wartime air campaigns to the latest experimental planes, in an oversized volume that is complemented by descriptive charts and flight-pattern layouts. 20,000 first printing.
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The Vietnam War

The Definitive Illustrated History

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 9781465457691

Category: History

Page: 360

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Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative guide chronicles America's fight against Communism in southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s, and comprehensively explores the people, politics, events, and lasting effects of the Vietnam War. Filled with more than 500 photographs, The Vietnam War tells the story of Vietnam through powerful images; profiles of the war's most influential figures, such as Henry Kissinger and Pol Pot; and a complete overview of the conduct, strategies, and events in this controversial war, including Ho Chi Minh's rise to power, the Geneva conference, America's intervention, and the Christmas bombings. Gallery spreads feature collections of infantry weapons, artillery, aircraft, and armored vehicles, and diagrams and maps show exactly where battles and key moments happened. A divisive and destructive event, the Vietnam War was the world's first televised war, and photographs from its front lines powerfully convey war's complex reality. Taking a global perspective, The Vietnam War remembers the people who served and features full spreads about prisoners of war, anti-war protest movements, and the significance of the war for black Americans as they struggled for civil rights. The Vietnam War is a stirring visual record of the suffering, sacrifice, and heroism in America's longest and bloodiest conflict of the 20th century.
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Military History

The Definitive Visual Guide to the Objects of Warfare

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465436085

Category: History

Page: 448

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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.
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