The Art of the Catapult

The Art of the Catapult

Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery

eBook - 2004
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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.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781556525261
1556525265
9781556526879
1556526873
Branch Call Number: ebook
Characteristics: xvii, 172 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: ebrary
Alternative Title: Public Library Complete

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LadyHeaps
Mar 11, 2015

Quite an in-depth book on catapults through the ages. Not for the faint hearted.

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jibby012
Jan 28, 2013

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

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ZetaDrac
Aug 14, 2012

Interesting and has some nice drawings but not terribly detailed.

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theirshGENERAL
Aug 31, 2010

a nice and fun book for a rainy day

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navy_ant_128 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 99 and 9

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Jan 28, 2013

jibby012 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 15

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