Life Explores History Of The Rifle

Life Explores History Of The Rifle

Life Explores History Of The Rifle

LIFE Explores History of the Rifle begins with a bang with the discovery of the explosive combination of charcoal, potassium nitrate, and sulfur. From 10th Century China to the United States, this special edition details the evolution of the weapon including innovative modifications such as improved ignition devices allowing single shooters to aim, fire, and hit targets. Although the innovation of the rifle improved efficiency and efficacy, the smaller, sleeker, and more sophisticated model of the rifle posed a threat, including increased crime and conflict. Traverse the Old World, the Civil War, and the Wild West and explore how the evolution of this firearm has changed warfare, society, and history irrevocably

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Genre : History
Author : LIFE Magazine
Publisher : Time Home Entertainment
Release : 2020-07-10
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781547855513


Time Life History Of The Rifle

Time Life History Of The Rifle

TIME-LIFE presents the History of the Rifle from the first hand-held versions were Chinese fire lances invented in the 10th century through the Americans and their expansion westward, who refined the weapon and redefined its place in culture and society.

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Genre : History
Author : The Editors of TIME-LIFE
Publisher : Time Inc. Books
Release : 2016-06-10
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781683304647


Firearms An Illustrated History

Firearms An Illustrated History

This fascinating visual account of firearms shows everything from the earliest cannons to modern weapons of war. It also highlights how gun technology and military tactics developed in tandem over time. Centuries ago, the Chinese discovered that if they put gunpowder and a projectile into a metal tube and ignited it, they could fire the projectile with enormous force. The first guns were born. Firearms: An Illustrated History showcases over 300 firearms including pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, machine-guns, and artillery, each with annotated close-up photographs and details of their origins, barrel, and caliber. It details the use of the firearms, not just in the military but for sport, hunting, and law enforcement. This comprehensive volume traces the history of firearms, highlighting "turning points" such as the rifle with its parallel spiraled groves that could impart a spin to bullets making them fly straighter. It also showcases iconic firearms such as the Walther PPK self-loading pistol popularised in James Bond films. With information on the great gunsmiths including Beretta and Kalashnikov and a detailed guide to how guns work, Firearms: An Illustrated History is an essential purchase for everyone interested in guns and military history.

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Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
Author : DK
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-03-17
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780744034691


The Rifle

The Rifle

A treasured antique rifle gets into the wrong hands in this YA novel by the Newbury Award-winning author: “a truly mesmerizing tale, from beginning to end” (Publishers Weekly). In 1768, gunsmith Cornish McManus painstakingly crafted his masterpiece: a rifle of extraordinary beauty and accuracy. Though he knows he will never be able to replicate it, Cornish is forced to sell it to a man named John Byam, who carried it with pride into the Revolutionary War. Passed down through generations, the beloved rifle ends up decorating the mantle of a modern-day mechanic and father named Harv. But what happens then is shocking, terrifying, and completely devastating. Reader’s guide included

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Gary Paulsen
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2016-03-15
Total Pages : 116 Pages
ISBN : 9780544873322


Life Remembering Elvis Presley

Life Remembering Elvis Presley

He will always be the King Celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll with this keepsake biography of Elvis Presley, lavishly illustrated with dozens of historic photos, including many from the archives of Life magazine. A detailed timeline traces Elvis's life from when he received his first guitar to his glory days filled with recording, acting and gyrating for shrieking fans, to his great '68 comeback comeback, and right up to his untimely death in 1977. Intimate photojournalism combines with insightful text to reveal Elvis behind the scenes . . . at Graceland and on the road, with Priscilla and Lisa Marie, in front of the cameras, and on the stage. Explore the days of "Heartbreak Hotel," "Don't Be Cruel," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Jailhouse Rock," "Love Me Tender," "Blue Christmas" and so many other unforgettable hits. It's now or never-so you should probably pick up your copy today.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Life Magazine Editors
Publisher : Time Home Entertainment
Release : 2017-07-21
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9781683309000


Jim Carmichel S Book Of The Rifle

Jim Carmichel S Book Of The Rifle

Covers rifle construction, custom stocks, ammunition, ballistics, shooting accuracy, big-game hunting, telescopic sights, and handloading

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Author : Jim Carmichel
Publisher : Stackpole Books
Release : 1985
Total Pages : 564 Pages
ISBN : 0943822556


Winchester Lever Action Rifles

Winchester Lever Action Rifles

Winchester lever-action repeating rifles are an integral part of the folklore of the American West. Introduced after the American Civil War, the first Winchester, the M1866, would go on to see military service as far afield as Bulgaria, but it was in the hands of civilians that it would become known as 'The gun that won the west'. Offering a lethal combination of portability, ruggedness and ammunition interchangeability with pistol sidearms, the Winchesters and their innovative and elegant breech-loading system represented a revolutionary design. They were used by a staggering variety of military and civilian groups - gold-miners, trappers, hunters, farmers, lawmen, professional gunmen and Native Americans. It equipped a whole generation of settlers and as such left an imprint on American culture that continues to resonate today. This book explores the Winchesters' unique place in history, revealing the technical secrets of their success with a full array of colour artwork, period illustrations and close-up photographs.

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Genre : History
Author : Martin Pegler
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2015-10-20
Total Pages : 80 Pages
ISBN : 9781472806598


The Rifle Book

The Rifle Book

Discusses the design and function of each part of the rifle and provides advice on shooting game and the care of equipment

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Genre : Rifles.
Author : Jack O'Connor
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 1978
Total Pages : 337 Pages
ISBN : PSU:000030657526


Hidden In History The Untold Stories Of Female Explorers And Adventurers

Hidden In History The Untold Stories Of Female Explorers And Adventurers

In “Hidden in History: The Untold Stories of Female Explorers and Adventurers,” travel the globe — and history. While it’s fairly common to have women researchers, pilots, and captains in the 21st century, this was not always the case. Exploring and adventuring, even in the name of science and research, were privileged activities reserved solely for men. But some women just couldn’t stay put, even when faced with the harsh resistance of those who favored the norm. These women broke with convention and trekked into the unknown, paving the way for women of today to seek adventure as they see fit. In 1766, Jeanne Baret performed botanical research as she made a complete voyage around the world, making her the first woman ever recorded to do so. Marguerite Hay Drummond-Hay became the first woman to circumnavigate the globe from the sky when she flew around the world in a zeppelin prior to World War II. Louise Arner Boyd traveled to the Arctic in 1926 –– a hard journey even in modern times. Now we have women like Sylvia Earle, a world-renowned oceanographer and the first woman to walk on the ocean floor, and Barbara Hillary, the first woman of color to travel to both the North and the South Pole. With this installment in the Hidden in History series, readers can explore for themselves the exciting stories, harrowing adventures, and meaningful research conducted by these daring women. No longer forgotten in the past, the adventurous women of yesterday can once again inspire tomorrow’s explorers to chart their own expeditions into the great unknown.

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Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Author : Danielle Thorne
Publisher : Atlantic Publishing Company
Release : 2019-10-11
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781620236833


Complete Book Of Rifles And Shotguns

Complete Book Of Rifles And Shotguns

A comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to modern sporting rifles and how to use them, cartridges for small, medium and big game, barrels, stocks, sights, scopes, shooting techniques, where to hit them, modern shotguns and how to use them, double, pump, automatic, shotgun stocks, shells, chokes, care of your shotgun, history of sporting rifles and shotguns, complete glossary, PLUS Jack O’Connor’s Seven Lesson “How to Shoot Course”.

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Genre : History
Author : Jack O'Connor
Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
Release : 2016-01-18
Total Pages : 395 Pages
ISBN : 9781786258007