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Battle: A Visual Journey Through 5,000 Years of Combat
by R. G. Grant
Chronicles five millennia of military engagements, including the causes and repercussions of major conflicts, along with profiles of leaders, analyses of key ...
A new visual encyclopedia on the history of warfare was just published a few days ago. Its called Battle: A Visual Journey Through 5,000 Years of Combat. The publisher, DK, calls it The definitive Illustrated History.
It features 360 pages of full color illustrations, timelines and photographs, of all manner of weapons, ships, combat formations, strategies, and fortresses. It is an amazing work to behold.
From the publisher:
Featuring the key developments in military technology, from the discoveries of bronze and iron, to the introduction of gunpowder and the creation of weapons of mass destruction, Battle provides a dramatic overview of the conduct of warfare through time.
Includes biographies of military leaders, tacticians, scientists and inventors
Covers causes, events and consequences of every major conflict
Gripping personal accounts bring the battlefield closer to the reader.
Updated Oct 20, 2005