9781554485000

The 10 Most Revolutionary Military Inventions

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    9781554485000

  • ISBN10:

    1554485002

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-04-15
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Pub
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Summary

From giant battleships to invisible chemical and biological weapons, military inventions come in all shapes and sizes. Take a trip through time as we investigate which weapons have had the biggest impact.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Casualties of Warp. 4
Swordp. 6
This simple yet deadly blade ruled the battlefields long ago.
English Longbowp. 10
Called the "machine gun of the Middle Ages," the longbow was deadly because of its accuracy, long range, and rapid rate of fire.
Stirrupp. 14
This little metal ring played an important role in transforming the medieval battlefield.
Land Minep. 18
Buried in the ground, the power of these explosive devices can be unleashed by the wrong step.
Gunpowderp. 22
In the Middle Ages, armies used this black powder to blast through castle walls.
Battleshipp. 26
This floating fortress took control of the high seas.
Tankp. 30
This armored vehicle is capable of devastating damage on the battlefield.
Bomberp. 34
Their only purpose is to avoid radar detection, get in range of a target behind enemy lines, and destroy it using bombs.
Chemical and Biological Weaponsp. 38
They are the invisible threats that infiltrate, then devastate, any living thing they touch.
Nuclear Bombp. 42
No other weapon can compare to its devastating destruction.
We Thought . . .p. 46
What Do You Think?p. 47
Indexp. 48
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