A History of the World in 100 Weapons



The A History of the World in 100 Weapons By Chris McNab & Andrew Roberts | Osprey Publishing
384 pages | 2011 | English | ISBN: 9781782003694 | PDF | 49.4 MB
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A History of the World in 100 Weapons tells the stories of the hundred definitive weapons whose effects have been the most revolutionary, changing the way war is waged and the very world we live in.

From the gladius of ancient Rome to the AK-47, all one hundred are revealed in an array of sumptuous colour photographs and contemporary images. Compiled with the assistance of some of the leading military historians, this volume reveals not only the weapon itself but who wielded it and where, clearly explaining the blow-by-blow advance of military technology and expertise across the ages.
Contents
Foreword
Introduction
Chronological count down of 100 greatest



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Review

The author describes how the development of weapons has changed how wars are fought how the world has been changed as a result of his selected “revolutionary” weapons. He does acknowledge that his list of the 100 most significant weapons may be debated. But McNab makes a good case for his selections.

Major Sections:

The Ancient World: 5000BC – AD 500
The Medieval World: 500 - 1500
The Early Modern World: 1500 - 1800
Imperial Wars: 1800 -1914
World War I: 1914 – 1918
World War II: 1939 – 1945
Modern Warfare: 1945 - Present


This book covers weapons from early stone axes to IEDs and each weapon’s analysis could be viewed independent of the other weapons.
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    GenGordan 2 Aug 2012 #

    I am sorry Packmaster. I approved it without checking anything.
    Good book. Why did you not submit it in your Osprey blog ?

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    packmaster 21 Aug 2012 #

    'Cos I'm real smart and didn't think of it.

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    able 30 Jul 2012 #

    Thanks...

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    packmaster 31 Jul 2012 #

    Welcome :D

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    packmaster 30 Jul 2012

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    packmaster 4 Aug 2012 #

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    packmaster 30 Jul 2012 #

    @ GenGordan. What have you done man ?
    Half of my review and all my links have gone.

    REVIEW

    The author describes how the development of weapons has changed how wars are fought how the world has been changed as a result of his selected “revolutionary” weapons. He does acknowledge that his list of the 100 most significant weapons may be debated. But McNab makes a good case for his selections.
    Major Sections:
    The Ancient World: 5000BC – AD 500
    The Medieval World: 500 - 1500
    The Early Modern World: 1500 - 1800
    Imperial Wars: 1800 -1914
    World War I: 1914 – 1918
    World War II: 1939 – 1945
    Modern Warfare: 1945 - Present
    This book covers weapons from early stone axes to IEDs and each weapon’s analysis could be viewed independent of the other weapons. In many cases McNab will refer to prior weapons in the same category (I.E. swords, guns, planes) to indicate the advances that created significant improvements on the battlefield. What I found interesting was the progression of a weapon type through the chronological sections of the book. Just the evolution of the rifle in terms of projectile, ignition source, capacity, and it’s mutation into rapid fire automatic weapons was fascinating. Just about every weapon type from personal use to global strategic delivery is covered. There is something for every area of weapons interest in this book. And for many of us modelers interested in aircraft, ships, armor and artillery there is plenty of content.

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    Osprey: Italian Light Tanks 1919 – 45
    Osprey: The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car

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    GenGordan 2 Aug 2012 #

    I am sorry Packmaster. I approved it without checking anything.
    Good book. Why did you not submit it in your Osprey blog ?



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    packmaster 30 Jul 2012 #

    @ GenGordan. What have you done man ?
    Half of my review and all my links have gone.

    REVIEW

    The author describes how the development of weapons has changed how wars are fought how the world has been changed as a result of his selected “revolutionary” weapons. He does acknowledge that his list of the 100 most significant weapons may be debated. But McNab makes a good case for his selections.
    Major Sections:
    The Ancient World: 5000BC – AD 500
    The Medieval World: 500 - 1500
    The Early Modern World: 1500 - 1800
    Imperial Wars: 1800 -1914
    World War I: 1914 – 1918
    World War II: 1939 – 1945
    Modern Warfare: 1945 - Present
    This book covers weapons from early stone axes to IEDs and each weapon’s analysis could be viewed independent of the other weapons. In many cases McNab will refer to prior weapons in the same category (I.E. swords, guns, planes) to indicate the advances that created significant improvements on the battlefield. What I found interesting was the progression of a weapon type through the chronological sections of the book. Just the evolution of the rifle in terms of projectile, ignition source, capacity, and it’s mutation into rapid fire automatic weapons was fascinating. Just about every weapon type from personal use to global strategic delivery is covered. There is something for every area of weapons interest in this book. And for many of us modelers interested in aircraft, ships, armor and artillery there is plenty of content.

    Related posts
    The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II
    Bren Light Machine Gun (PDF Collection)
    Osprey: The Lee Enfield Rifle
    Osprey: Italian Light Tanks 1919 – 45
    Osprey: The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car

    Brought to you by
    Serious Military History

    KNOWLEDGE OF IT’S SELF IS POWER

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    GenGordan 2 Aug 2012 #

    I am sorry Packmaster. I approved it without checking anything.
    Good book. Why did you not submit it in your Osprey blog ?

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    packmaster 21 Aug 2012 #

    'Cos I'm real smart and didn't think of it.

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    able 30 Jul 2012 #

    Thanks...

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    packmaster 31 Jul 2012 #

    Welcome :D

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    JackMehoffSr 31 Jul 2012 #

    THANKS for using MEDIAFIRE!!!

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    Thanks & welcome, JackMehoffSr & technoparc

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    packmaster 30 Jul 2012

    @ GenGordan. What have you done man ?
    Half of my review and all my links have gone.


    Be optimistic Half are still here. & so is Mediafre.

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    packmaster 4 Aug 2012 #

    I guess. But I don'd screw up his posts on my blog.

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    nuox 4 Aug 2012 #

    Thank you so much for upload on MediaFire!
    Very much appreciated it <3

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    packmaster 4 Aug 2012 #

    Your wellcome man. Tx 4 saying.

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    jamesl 20 Aug 2012 #

    Thanks!

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    packmaster 20 Aug 2012 #

    Welcome james1, engoy and thanks for dropping in.

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    mike496 9 Sep 2012 #

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