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Whoosh! – Splat. Get set to fling things through the air!

Instructions and diagrams help you build authentic working model catapults. You’ll build Greek ballistae, Roman onagers, English trebuchets, and more amazing ancient artillery. Ten working models to be exact.

Defend your own castle, chuck pumpkins over a fence – but first become fast acquainted with the names, designs and purposes of famous catapults throughout history.

The Greeks, the Romans, the English… they all built catapults. Their artillery suggests strength and intelligence. It conjures up images of determined tinkerers on a quest. It’s appropriate to be intrigued. Especially so, when you start building working catapults guided by this fascinating book.

Take on the engineering genius of authentic catapults. Understand fundamentals of math and physics - levers, force, torsion, tension, and traction - better than ever before.

Be projected into historic catapult strategy - Alexander the Great and his 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.

The Art of the Catapult
  • Lighthearted and engaging approach to world history, strategy, physics, math
  • Build 10 catapults and ancient devices
  • Discover authentic uses of catapults through the ages
  • Lively reading - consider the historical context and draw conclusions
  • Includes full materials lists with comprehensive instructions
  • Clear diagrams and illustrations throughout
  • Note: Saw, drill, and basic building materials required
  • Emphasis on safety from Chapter 1 forward
  • Written by William Gurstelle

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      UPC 9781556525261
      Manufacturer SKU 9781556525261
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 10/15/2012
      Manufactured In United States
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 10 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #3312
      Dimension 7 x 9.75 inches
      Format Paperback
      Pages 192

    Total Customer Reviews: 3
    Average Customer Rating: 5.00 (site average 4.56)
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    Posted 6/29/2013 by Trish Schack

    My son has loved this book! He says that one of the historical accounts of a catapult featured in the book, is the most exciting story he had ever read or heard! He and his father are currently working on building one from the book,so the other male in the house is loving it also.

    Rating: 5
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    Awesome gift
    Posted 4/24/2013 by Krystal Mcguire

    The product was easy and fun to assemble and even more fun to choose our ammunition and fire it !!

    Rating: 5
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    The Art of the Catapult
    Posted 1/22/2013 by Morgan Mizoguchi

    I actually bought this for grandpa to do with my kids. He is in love with the book and the trebuchet kit I also bought. It has given him lots of plans on things to do in the backyard with the grandkids.

    Rating: 5
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