The History Detective Investigates: Weapons & Armour Through Ages

Author: Philip Parker
Publisher: Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
Category: Nonfiction History Books for Kids, Battles, History Books for Kids
Age Group: 9+
Book Format: Paperback

Why did medieval knights wear such heavy armour? How did weapons change after the invention of gunpowder? Which invention killed millions of soldiers in the First World War? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in local libraries where they can find out more about weapons and armour. The detective shows children how to research weapons and armour in their own area, find out how weapons have changed over time and describe a re-enacted battle.Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past.

Table Of Contents
1: What weapons did ancient peoples fight with?

2: What weapons did an ancient Roman soldier use?

3: Why were people so afraid of the Vikings?

4: Why did medieval knights wear such heavy armour?

5: Why were Mongol bows and arrows so deadly?

6: How did weapons change after the invention of gunpowder?

7: Why was the Japanese samurai sword so special?

8: What were the winning weapons in the Battle of Waterloo?

9: Why were rifles so important in the US Civil War?

10: Which invention killed millions of soldiers in the First World War?

11: What kinds of weapons were used on D-Day?

12: What weapons do modern Special Forces use?

13: Your project

14: Glossary

15: Answers

16: Further Information

17: Index
About Philip Parker
Philip Parker is a professional historian specialising in the ancient world.

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SKU BK-9780750294249
Barcode # 9780750294249
Brand Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
Artist / Author Philip Parker
Shipping Weight 0.1600kg
Shipping Width 0.220m
Shipping Height 0.004m
Shipping Length 0.270m

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