The Art Of The Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, And More Ancient Artillery

 The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery ePub fb2 book

Whether playing at defending their own castle or simply chucking pumpkins over a fence, wannabe marauders and tinkerers will become fast acquainted with Ludgar, the War Wolf, Ill Neighbor, Cabulus, and the Wild Donkey—ancient artillery devices known commonly as catapults. Building these simple yet sophisticated machines introduces fundamentals of math and physics using levers, force, torsion, tens...

Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 4 - 6
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Chicago Review Press (July 1, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781556525261
ISBN-13: 978-1556525261
ASIN: 1556525265
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 9.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 464206
Format: PDF ePub fb2 TXT fb2 book

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OK if you're interested in building miniature models that throw small rocks. If you want to chuck bowling balls 100 yards or more, this is not the book to get. Has a decent overview of basic siege engine design....

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action. Instructions and diagrams illustrate how to build seven authentic working model catapults, including an early Greek ballista, a Roman onager, and the apex of catapult technology, the English trebuchet. Additional projects include learning how to lash and make rope and how to construct and use a hand sling and a staff sling. The colorful history of siege warfare is explored through the stories of Alexander the Great and his 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.