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The Art of the Catapult

Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery
Gurstelle, William (eBook - 2004 )
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The Art of the Catapult
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With some scrap wood, rope, hammer, nails, and this book, build seven historic catapults including Ludgar the War Wolf, God's Stone Thrower, Cabulus, and the Wild Donkey -- simple yet sophisticated hurling machines that rely on the fundamentals of math and physics using levers, force, torsion, tension, and traction. Through these exciting projects, the colorful history of siege warfare comes to life -- the stories of Alexander the Great and the battle of Tyre; Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and the Third Crusade; pirate-turned-soldier John Crabbe and his ship-mounted catapults; and Edward I of England and his battle against the Scots at Stirling Castle. For the legions of Tolkien fans, budding backyard warriors, and engineering wizards, this book is a must-have.
Authors: Gurstelle, William
Title: The art of the catapult
build Greek ballistae, Roman onagers, English trebuchets, and more ancient artillery
[electronic resource]
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xvii, 172 p. :,ill
Statement of Responsibility: William Gurstelle
Summary: With some scrap wood, rope, hammer, nails, and this book, build seven historic catapults including Ludgar the War Wolf, God's Stone Thrower, Cabulus, and the Wild Donkey -- simple yet sophisticated hurling machines that rely on the fundamentals of math and physics using levers, force, torsion, tension, and traction. Through these exciting projects, the colorful history of siege warfare comes to life -- the stories of Alexander the Great and the battle of Tyre; Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and the Third Crusade; pirate-turned-soldier John Crabbe and his ship-mounted catapults; and Edward I of England and his battle against the Scots at Stirling Castle. For the legions of Tolkien fans, budding backyard warriors, and engineering wizards, this book is a must-have.
Additional Contributors: ebrary
Alternate Title: Public Library Complete
ISBN: 1556525265
1556526873
Branch Call Number: Electronic Book
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-168) and index
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2009. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Subject Headings: Ballista Design and construction Catapult Design and construction Ballista History Catapult History
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Topical Term: Ballista
Catapult
Ballista
Catapult
LCCN: 2004004866
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Jan 28, 2013
  • jibby012 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

hmmmmm.......... great!

Aug 14, 2012
  • ZetaDrac rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting and has some nice drawings but not terribly detailed.

Aug 31, 2010
  • theirshGENERAL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a nice and fun book for a rainy day

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Jan 28, 2013
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