Arms, Armor, Costume
Hardcover ISBN: 0785822089
For 700 years Japanese civilization was dominated by a single warrior caste. This project looks at arms, armor and custome of Samurai men and women over the centuries with specifically commissioned photography of reenactors wearing museum-quality clothing.
Beyond the Basics
Hardcover ISBN: 0811702057
- Harlequins in Washington, eiders in Maine, snowgeese in the Dakotas, rails in North Carolina - Tips from experts Bill Cooksey, Buck Gardner, John Vaca, Ron Latschaw, Fred Zink, Tim Grounds, and others - Hunting from a layout boat, building sihouette decoys, caring for a duck call pi>A visually stunning review of the traditional sport, Waterfowling: Beyond the Basics aims to take waterfowl hunters to the next level by presenting cutting-edge--and, in many cases, high-tech--strategies for success.
The Identification of Firearms
From Ammunition Fired Therein With an Analysis of Legal Authorities
Paperback ISBN: 163220276x
The 1930s was a decade that provided impressive breakthroughs in the field of forensic ballistics, or firearms identification. Following the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929, where ballistic expert Calvin Goddard’s testimony brought attention to the relatively new field, several forensic ballistic books were published. Among these were Burrard’s The Identification of Firearms and Forensic Ballistics and Hatcher’s Textbook of Firearms Investigations, Identification, and Evidence. Burrard introduced forensic examination to the British judicial system; Hatcher applied his considerable knowledge of firearms and ammunition to weapons’ design, manufacture, and testing. Gunthers’ The Identification of Firearms combined the approaches of these volumes into a new book that emphasized both the painstaking scientific methodology vital to firearms identification, complete with ballistics photographs, and its practical use by analyses of several legal cases where firearms identification was used. These include the infamous Sacco-Vanzetti case, the first in American legal history where forensic ballistics played a very prominent role in courtroom proceedings. The Gunther brothers utilized their respective legal and military experience to provide a comprehensive reference volume that is noteworthy for those interested in law enforcement or ballistics as well as gun enthusiasts.
The Hunter's Way
A Guide to the Heart and Soul of Hunting
Hardcover ISBN: 0062839322
A long-time hunter and fisherman and senior writer at Wide Open Spaces shares his meditative and philosophical journey into the soul of a hunter that is divided into four parts that mirror the hunting experience