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Art of the Catapult
by: William Gurstelle

Retail: $16.95
Our Price: $14.95 SOLD OUT

 

Calling all pumpkin chuckers, wannabe marauders, and tinkers of all ages! Flinging things and playing at defending your own castle has never been more fun!

With some scrap wood, rope, hammer, nails, and this book build seven historic catapults including Ludgar the War Wolf, God's stone Thrower, Cabulus, and the Wild donkey - simple yet sophisticated hurling machines that rely on the fundamentals of math and physics using levers, force, tension, and traction.


Through these exciting projects, the colorful history of siege warfare comes to life - the stories of Alexander the Great and the 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 Scot at Stirling Castle. For the legions of Tolkien fans, budding backyard warriors, and engineering wizards, this book is a MUST-HAVE.

"A fascinating look at world history, military strategy, and physics, related with an engaging yet lighthearted touch." —School Library Journal

"Fascinating" - Seattle Post-Intelligence

"This book is a hoot . . . the modern version of Fun for Boys and Harper's Electricity for Boys." -Natural History

"Puts the weapons in the context of their times." -Sacramento Bee


 

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