Defending Your Castle Defending Your Castle

Defending Your Castle

Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields, and More Defensive Devices to Fend Off the Invading Hordes

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Publisher Description

A man’s home is his castle, or so the saying goes, but could it withstand an attack by Attila and the Huns, Ragnar and the Vikings, Alexander and the Greeks, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, or Tamerlane and the Tartars? Backyard Ballistics author William Gurstelle poses this fascinating question to modern-day garage warriors and shows them how to build an arsenal of ancient artillery and fortifications aimed at withstanding these invading hordes. Each chapter introduces a new bad actor in the history of warfare, details his conquests, and features weapons and fortifications to defend against him and his minions. Clear step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build a dozen projects, including “Da Vinci’s Catapult,” “Carpini’s Crossbow,” a “Crusader-Proof Moat,” “Alexander’s Tortoise,” and the “Cheval-de-frise.” With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind many of the projects, and shows where to buy the materials. By the time they’ve reached the last page, at-home defenders everywhere will have succeeded in creating a fully fortified home.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2014
June 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
176
Pages
PUBLISHER
Chicago Review Press
SELLER
Chicago Review Press, Inc. DBA Independent Publishers Group
SIZE
6.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Notyerbizness ,

Misleading

This is a history book. There’s really nothing in it about making your home more secure from modern day intruders.

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