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The Illustrated World Encyclopedia Of Guns

Author : Will Fowler
ISBN : 0754831760
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This encyclopedia is both a reference work and visual display, explaining the development of arms and showing the individual specifications of modern weapons. Grouped according to country of origin, each gun's features are listed, as are the military, political and technological context in which each gun was developed.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Pistols Revolvers And Submachine Guns

Author : Will Fowler
ISBN : 146430338X
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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A visual historical reference to over 500 military, law enforcement and antique firearms from around the world with a fascinating history of small arms from the 14th century to the present day, comprehensive directories of small arms, full technical specifications and is illustrated with more than 550 photographs and artworks. This book features world's most important small guns from the medieval hand cannon and the matchlock handgun to the Luger P08 and today's FN P90 as well as famous small arms including the Colt .45, the Browning High-Power M1935, the Lanchester and the MP38 submachine gun. Included are specially commissioned color photographs and artworks, including cutaway diagrams to show internal components and gun operation. This complete guide is expertly written by leading professionals in their field.

A History Of Guns

Author : Peter Francis
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Genre : History
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Unlike nearly any other weapon, guns have left an undeniable mark on military and human history. Their use in warfare helped give one side a sizable advantage over the other, and their use in hunting helped early American settlers put food on their tables in a harsh new environment. But who invented them, and what were the circumstances that changed it from a cumbersome device into an essential element in warfare? Read on and discover the history of these fifteen important weapons. It covers:military guns, machine guns, handguns, artillery guns, tank guns, hunting guns, am more.

Jane S Guns Recognition Guide 5e

Author : Richard D. Jones
ISBN : 9780061374081
Genre : History
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The most comprehensive, authoritative guide to identifying firearms includes: Pistols, revolvers, submachine guns, machine guns, bolt-action and automatic rifles, and shotguns Technical specifications Manufacturers and brand names index Firearm safety information More than 400 photographs

The World Encyclopedia Of Rifles And Machine Guns

Author : Patrick Sweeney
ISBN : 1464303371
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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An Unparalled Guide To The World's Most IMPORTANT -- Rifles And Machine Guns, From The Medieval Period To The Present Day. This encyclopedia is an authoritative reference work with two stunning directories. It explains the development of rifles and machine guns through the centuries, and shows the capabilities and individual specifications of modern weapons. Also featured is a chronological account of arms development. A comprehensive list of manufacturers, a glossary and an index complete this easy-to-use encyclopedia.

Introduction To Forensic Chemistry

Author : Kelly M. Elkins
ISBN : 9780429845994
Genre : Science
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Chemistry/Forensic Science Forensic chemistry is a subdiscipline of forensic science, its principles guide the analyses performed in modern forensic laboratories. Forensic chemistry’s roots lie in medico-legal investigation, toxicology and microscopy and have since led the development of modern forensic analytic techniques and practices for use in a variety of applications. Introduction to Forensic Chemistry is the perfect balance of testing methods and application. Unlike other competing books on the market, coverage is neither too simplistic, nor overly advanced making the book ideal for use in both undergraduate and graduate courses. The book introduces chemical tests, spectroscopy, advanced spectroscopy, and chromatography to students. The second half of the book addresses applications and methods to analyze and interpret controlled substances, trace evidence, questioned documents, firearms, explosives, environmental contaminants, toxins, and other topics. The book looks at innovations in the field over time including the latest development of new discernible chemical reactions, instrumental tools, methods, and more. Key features: Nearly 300 full-color figures illustrating key concepts and over 20 case studies Addresses all the essential topics without extraneous or overly advanced coverage Includes full pedagogy of chapter objectives, key terms, lab problems, end of chapter questions, and additional readings to emphasize key learning points Includes chemical structures and useful spectra as examples Fulfils the forensic chemistry course requirement in FEPAC-accredited programs Includes a chapter on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) materials Comprehensive and accessible, without being overly technical, Introduction to Forensic Chemistry will be a welcome addition to the field and an ideal text designed for both the student user and professor in mind. Course ancillaries including an Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank and chapter PowerPoint® lecture slides are available with qualified course adoption.

Guns Of The Nra National Sporting Arms Museum

Author : Jim Supica
ISBN : 9780785835325
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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"Guns of NRA National Sporting Arms Museum features the most common and popular sporting arms in America pictured side-by-side with some of the greatest firearm rarities...These guns reflect the three-part theme of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops." -- Amazon.com.

Certain Death In Sierra Leone

Author : Will Fowler
ISBN : 9781849082761
Genre : History
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In September 2000 the notorious militia gang, 'West Side Boys' kidnapped eleven British soldiers in Sierra Leone and Operation Barras was launched as the rescue operation. Fast roping in from helicopters, the SAS soldiers engaged in a heavy firefight with the militia, killing several, and capturing their leader. Meanwhile the Paras advanced on foot, fighting their way through a village to recover the Land Rovers abandoned by the kidnapped soldiers. The operation was a complete success, with all the soldiers being rescued. This daring raid is brought to life with specially commissioned artwork, detailed maps and overhead shots to recreate one of the greatest hostage-rescue success stories.

The Illustrated Directory Of Guns

Author : David Miller
ISBN : 078582801X
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The Illustrated Directory series provide readers with a fully illustrated, comprehensive, hardcover reference book packed with timelines, historical facts and images designed to inform and excite. At 512 pages packed with information and photographs, this book is a necessary addition to any enthusiast's library. The Illustrated Directory of Guns is the most ambitious and lavishly illustrated history of guns for the collector and enthusiast. It shows in clear, detailed photographs and text over 1500 guns with separate sections on Pistols, Revolvers, Rifles, Shotguns (military and sporting) Machine Guns, and Submachine guns. Organized A-Z by country and gunmaker's name, the book clearly shows the different types of gun which the world has used to hunt, wage war, break and defend its laws, hone its sharpshooting skills, and fire purely for the fun of it. The book also features an introduction on each section, which gives a brief history of the development of that particular kind of firearm.

Complete Guide To Guns And Shooting

Author : John Malloy
ISBN : 0873491661
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A thorough guide that teaches shooting fundamentals and covers every aspect of the shooting sports. How do guns work? What's the safest way to handle them? Get these answers and others on ammunition, reloading, buying, selling and collecting.

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