The Art of the Catapult

The Art of the Catapult

Publisher: MISC SA
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$14.97
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, torsion, 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 Scots at Stirling Castle. For the legions of Tolkien fans, budding backyard warriors, and engineering wizards, this book is a must-have. Additional projects include learning how to lash, make rope and how to construct and use a hand or staff sling.

The author also writes the very popular book, Backyard Ballistics and Building Bots.

Softback, 192 pages, ages 9 - 12.

Our thanks go out to Jacob in Lake City who was astonished that we didn't have this title when we were at their book fair. But we have it now!

Book Title The Art of the Catapult
Publisher: MISC SA
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, torsion, 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 Scots at Stirling Castle. For the legions of Tolkien fans, budding backyard warriors, and engineering wizards, this book is a must-have. Additional projects include learning how to lash, make rope and how to construct and use a hand or staff sling.

The author also writes the very popular book, Backyard Ballistics and Building Bots.

Softback, 192 pages, ages 9 - 12.

Our thanks go out to Jacob in Lake City who was astonished that we didn't have this title when we were at their book fair. But we have it now!