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

by: William Gurstelle

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Binding: Paperback
Brand: Chicago Review Press
EAN: 9781556525261
ISBN: 1556525265
Item Dimensions: 9757007540
Label: Chicago Review Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Chicago Review Press
Manufacturer Minimum Age: 96 months
MPN: 9781556525261
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 192
Publication Date: July 01, 2004
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Release Date: July 01, 2004
Studio: Chicago Review Press

  • Lighthearted and engaging approach to world history, strategy, physics, math
  • Build 10 catapults and ancient devices
  • Discover authentic uses of catapults through the ages
  • Lively reading - consider the historical context and draw conclusions
  • Includes full materials lists with comprehensive instructions

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Product Description:
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, tension, and traction. 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.

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