Military History: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Objects of Warfare

In addition to comprehensively cataloging every significant weapon of each historical age, Military History pays particular attention to breakthroughs and advancements that transformed the capabilities of soldiers and the nature of warfare itself. Military history, vehicles, is the ultimate guide to weapons, hardware, now in paperback, and equipment of war throughout history.

Stunning "virtual tours" offer up-close investigation of key weapons as the book moves chronologically from battle axes to unmanned drones — helping trace the history of warfare from a fascinating perspective that's both scientific in its focus and utterly human in its impact. From the siege towers and catapults employed by ancient warriors to the stealth bombers and unmanned drones used by today's armed forces, vehicles, armor, Military History explores in detail the weapons, aircraft, and hardware that have made the difference in the heat of battle time and time again.

. Military history is the definitive guide to the evolution of battlefield technology.

Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor

Dk Pub. A spectacular visual guide to the epic 4, 000-year history of weaponry, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Weapon: a visual history of arms and armor tells this epic story of the entire spectrum of weaponry through stunning photography and authoritative coverage, from the stone axes of the earliest warfare to the heavy artillery of today's armies.

Take a journey through the centuries, from the viking sword to the Baker rifle to the AK-47, as you explore the forms and functions of the greatest arms of all time, the warrior types that changed history, and the weapons that changed the face of warfare. Richly detailed catalogs showcase many weapons at their actual size, weight, size, outlining the timeframe, and country of origin to create a comprehensive profile of each.

Now revised and updated to include brand-new content and expanded sections on cannons and modern guns, Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor provides a stunning overview of the tools that have been at the cutting edge of history, determining the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires.

Battles that Changed History

From medieval battles and great naval battles to the era of high-tech air battles, the soldiers, key wars and campaigns are analyzed in detail--the weapons, the military strategy, and the fateful decisions that led to glorious victories and crushing defeats. This illustrated guide to history's most famous battles explores military history from ancient battles to the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and beyond.

Featuring stunning illustrations and in-depth analysis, this military history book uses maps, paintings, and photographs to reveal the stories behind more than 90 of the most important battles ever to take place. Whether at hastings, or stalingrad, gettysburg, Battles That Changed History takes you into the thick of combat and shows how kingdoms and empires have been won and lost on the battlefield throughout history.

. Dk Pub. Famous military leaders are profiled, armor, Rommel, Napoleon, including Alexander the Great, and crucial arms, and others, Joan of Arc, and equipment are explained.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Warfare: From Ancient Egypt to Iraq

Used book in Good Condition. War: definitive visual guide includes a comprehensive directory of every major war, communications, and the treatment of wounded soldiers, thematic spreads examining broader topics within the history of warfare, from the role of mercenaries, and personal accounts and objects from soldiers and civilians that bring to life the human experience of battle.

Dk Pub. A must-have reference gift for military enthusiasts and general readers alike, objects and artifacts, no other book about warfare contains such a diverse selection of imagery including contemporary paintings and photographs, maps, and specially commissioned artworks, and diagrams. The most wide-ranging and visually arresting history of wars and warfare ever published, War: Definitive Visual Guide documents every major war or significant period of conflict in over 5, 000 years of human history.

From the earliest known wars in sumeria and ancient egypt war to the occupation of Iraq, War: Definitive Visual Guide combines a coherent and compelling spread-by-spread historical narrative with a wealth of supporting features to recount the epic 5, 000-year story of warfare and combat through the ages.


Firearms: An Illustrated History

Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Detailed catalogs profile more than 300 firearms spanning over 700 years. Published in conjunction with the smithsonian Institution, from the pistol and rifle, Firearms: An Illustrated History charts the evolution of the gun, to the machine gun and revolver. Used book in Good Condition.

Dk Pub. With virtual tours detailing the most intricate details of key weaponry and photographic features on the world's iconic gun makers, including Colt, and Kalashnikov, Maxim, weapon, Smith & Wesson, Firearms: An Illustrated History is the perfect gift for gun, and military history enthusiasts.

Tank: The Definitive Visual History of Armored Vehicles

Look through the history of tanks to see the form and function of a weapon that transformed modern warfare. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Learn the different vehicles' weight, country of origin, size, and designer through in-depth profiles and spreads. With two exclusive prints of a 1940 m3a1 stuart and a 1940 StuG III, Tank is a perfect gift for the military history enthusiast.

A celebration of the world's iconic military vehicles told with gripping visual detail, Tank is the ultimate guide to the machines that changed the world. Used book in Good Condition. A visual history of armored vehicles, from the early tanks of World War I to present-day models, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Showcasing the most famous military fighting machines, Tank combines comprehensive photographic spreads with in-depth histories of key manufacturers and specially commissioned visual tours of the most iconic examples of their groundbreaking firepower. Dk Pub. Study the impact of the tank on the evolution of battlefield and military strategy, from the crude machines that were designed to roll through mud to break up trench warfare to the more sophisticated weapons that have become a symbol of military strength.

Following the advancement and design of one of the greatest weapons in modern history, Tank studies more than 400 tanks and military vehicles from all over the world.

Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor

Dk Pub. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Illustrations explain key features and working mechanisms of important weapons Beautifully photographed and richly cataloged-often in actual size Details weapons that changed the face of warfare, from the sword to the Gatling gun.

For 4, using ax, gun, sword, 000 years weapons, and the warriors who used them, bow, spear, have acted as the cutting edge of history, and cannon to determine the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires. From the stone axes of the earliest warfare to the heavy artillery of today''s modern armies, this awe-inspiring book portrays for the first time the entire spectrum of weaponry.


World War I: The Definitive Visual History

Discover the misery of life in the trenches -- and how the Great War devastated Europe. See the bullet-riddled car of the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, everyday life in the dugout, sappers mining tunnels beneath the enemy, and Mata Hari learning the art of spying. Used book in Good Condition. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley.

Discover how it felt to go over the top, how people dealt with shell shock, and much, why war led to revolution, what happened to all the bodies, much more. Learn how people avoided gas attacks, when periscopes were used, the best way to use a tank, what soldiers wrote home to their sweethearts and mothers, how troops flattened a hillside, and the meaning of Armistice Day.

Devastating first-hand reports and contemporary photographs of the battles that slaughtered millions, together with a clear account of how nation upon nation sent their men to join the carnage, combine to present a dramatic "eyewitness" view of this most terrible war. Dk Pub. Here is an original and exciting guide to the grim challenge of life or death on the Western Front.

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World War II: The Definitive Visual History from Blitzkrieg to the Atom Bomb

Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. World war ii the Definitive Visual History. Expanded with an all-new guide to battlefield and memorial sites and repackaged to honor the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, World War II: The Definitive Visual History covers key military figures, political profiles, pivotal battles, and strategies, as well as features on everyday life on the Home Front as ordinary citizens did their best to aid the war effort.

World war ii presents a complete overview of the war, Hiroshima, Pearl Harbor, including the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party, fascism, and the D-Day landings. Used book in Good Condition. Gallery spreads feature collections of uniforms, weapons, and other equipment. World war ii: the definitive visual history is a comprehensive, authoritative, politics, yet accessible guide to the people, events, and lasting effects of World War II.

Dk Pub. Maps, timelines, and side panels offer an inviting variety of entry point to the huge wealth of information. Used book in Good Condition. Perhaps the most complex, and destructive event in global history, frightening, the Second World War saw the heights of human courage and the depth of human degradation.

This book also looks at the enduring effects of World War II during succeeding decades.

History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day

Used book in Good Condition. World war ii the Definitive Visual History. This updated and expanded third edition includes coverage of contemporary issues, such as climate change, economic developments, the rise of social media, and more. Richly illustrated and concisely explained, each historical episode is linked to others in "before" and "after" panels that reveal the causes and consequences of the events on the page.

Used book in Good Condition. Explore the fascinating story of the human race and more than 6 million years of global history in this dynamic visual encyclopedia of world events. Using a compelling narrative format, dk's history untangles the common threads and forces that have shaped the past and informed the present to show that ours is a history including genes and viruses - not just battles and treaties.

Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Dk Pub. Boxes highlight the impact of innovative inventions - the printing press and the steam engine - as well as the defining ideological concepts of the day, including Communism, State Censorship, and Roosevelt's New Deal. Decisive moments - from the battle of hastings and the storming of the bastille to D-day, Martin Luther King, William Wilberforce, alongside profiles of major figures, and 9/11 - are investigated in depth, such as Rameses II, the building of the Berlin Wall, Julius Caesar, and Nelson Mandela.

An extensive "national histories" section separately chronicles the key events of each and every sovereign state in the world, as well as many of their self-governing territories. Thought-provoking and inspiring, sculpture,  history combines fascinating content with stunning images of painting, and with a fresh, contemporary perspective, and architecture to create a visual celebration of human achievement and endeavor that deserves a place on every family's bookshelf.

History of the World Map by Map

Thoughtful organization of information will help you follow the story of civilizations through ancient, medieval, and modern times. But not every page is full of maps. Used book in Good Condition. At key points in history of the world map by map, such as World War II, or to explore overarching themes, broad, sweeping introductions provide a chance to step back and look at entire periods, such as the Industrial Revolution.

More than 140 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the space race. Custom regional and global maps present the history of the world in action, or conquest that created empires, discovery, colonies, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean--patterns of exploration, or theaters of war.

Used book in Good Condition. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. World war ii the Definitive Visual History. Picture spreads, meanwhile, such as fascism and communism, focus on epoch-defining moments or developments, and the invention of printing. Dk Pub.