Best Military Encyclopedias Books
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1. The Art Of War: Complete Text of Sun Tzu's Classics, Military Strategy History, Ancient Chinese Military Strategist (Deluxe Collection Edition, #1)
Author: by Sun Tzu
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak. Sun Tzu, The Art of WarThis is a complete edition which also contains Preface, Introduction, appreciations of Sun Tzu, Apologies for war and Bibliography. Don’t be fooled by other versions as they are incomplete and are 50 page Bullet Points Pamphlets.
This edition was translated by Lionel Giles, first published in 1910. The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period (roughly 5th century BC). The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu is composed of 13 chapters.
Each one is devoted to a different set of skills related to warfare and how it applies to military strategy and tactics. For almost 1,500 years it was the lead text in an anthology that was formalized as the Seven Military Classics by Emperor Shenzong of Song in 1080.
The Art of War remains the most influential strategy text in East Asian warfare and has influenced both Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy, lifestyles and beyond. The book contained a detailed explanation and analysis of the Chinese military, from weapons and strategy to rank and discipline.
2. FORTNITE (Official): The Ultimate Locker: The Visual Encyclopedia (Official Fortnite Books)
Author: by Epic Games
This is the essential resource Fortnite fans have been waiting for-the definitive guide to Fortnite Chapter One, featuring the authentic Fortnite holographic seal. The Ultimate Locker features all your favorite Outfits, pets, back bling, harvesting tools, gliders, contrails, and emotes from Seasons 1 to X, jam-packed into a single book and brought to you exclusively by Epic Games.
Arranged season by season and including rarity values, set information, and fun facts throughout, this is a must-have reference for all Fortnite fans.
3. World War I: The Definitive Visual History
Author: by DK
Between 1914 and 1918, a conflict on an epic scale left an indelible mark on the memory of the world World War I. World War I: The Definitive Visual History takes you from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the Treaty of Versailles.
Experience some of the most prominent battles, such as the Somme and Verdun, through compelling direct accounts from soldiers who fought as well as civilians who lived through the First World War. Get a close-up view of the impressive weaponry and equipment used throughout the war in photographic galleries and learn more about the key people, including David Lloyd George and Joseph Joffre.
Each chapter begins with a map and visual timeline to set the scene for the events to follow, highlighting when, where, and why things happened and changed history as they did. A final section of the book features commemorations that took place 100 years after the war and memorials around the world built to honor those who died in the conflict.
4. Firearms: An Illustrated History
Author: by DK
This fascinating visual account of firearms shows everything from the earliest cannons to modern weapons of war. It also highlights how gun technology and military tactics developed in tandem over time. Centuries ago, the Chinese discovered that if they put gunpowder and a projectile into a metal tube and ignited it, they could fire the projectile with enormous force.
The first guns were born. Firearms: An Illustrated History showcases over 300 firearms including pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, machine-guns, and artillery, each with annotated close-up photographs and details of their origins, barrel, and caliber. It details the use of the firearms, not just in the military but for sport, hunting, and law enforcement.
This comprehensive volume traces the history of firearms, highlighting “turning points” such as the rifle with its parallel spiraled groves that could impart a spin to bullets making them fly straighter. It also showcases iconic firearms such as the Walther PPK self-loading pistol popularised in James Bond films.
5. The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia (Kingfisher Encyclopedias)
Author: by Editors of Kingfisher
Broken up into sections (pitching, fielding, hitting), this authoritative yet fun and easy guide will help readers young and old fully understand and comprehend the statistics that are the present and future of our national pastime. We all know what a .
300 hitter looks like. The same with a 20-game winner. Those numbers are ingrained in our brains. But do they mean as much as we think? Do we feel the same way when we hear a batter has a .390 wOBA? How about a pitcher with a 1.2 WHIP?
These statistics are the future of modern baseball, and no fan should be in the dark about how these metrics apply to the game. In the last twenty years, an avalanche of analytics has taken over the way the game is played, managed, and assessed, but the statistics that drive the sport (metrics like wRC+, FIP, and WAR, just to name a few) read like alphabet soup to a large number of fans who still think batting average, RBIs, and wins are the best barometers for baseball players.
In A Fan’s Guide to Baseball Analytics, MLB. Com reporter and columnist Anthony Castrovince has taken on the role as explainer to help such fans understand why the old stats don’t always add up. Readers will also learn where these modern stats came from, what they convey, and how to use them to evaluate players of the present, past, and future.
7. Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor
Author: by Roger Ford
Discover the origin, design, range, and function of arms including stone axes, swords, machine-guns, and sniper rifles, and meet the warriors who wielded them. An epic, 4,000-year illustrated volume, Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor traces the evolution of the entire spectrum of weaponry through stunning photography and authoritative coverage.
All the major arms through the ages including edged weapons, clubs, projectiles, and firearms can be found in the guide. This comprehensive book covers ancient Egyptian axes, bows, and spears of early societies in Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, and guns and missiles of modern infantry forces.
Richly detailed catalogs showcase many weapons at their actual size, outlining the timeframe, weight, size, and country of origin to create comprehensive fact files. Also profiled are the world’s top fighting forces, from the ancient Greek hoplites to today’s US Navy Seals.
Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this weapon encyclopedia presents in vivid detail the tools that have been at the cutting edge of history, helping determine the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires.
8. The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Author: by DK
Enter the world of myths and legends with this unforgettable compendium that spans the centuries and crosses the continents to share the greatest stories of all time. Sit back and enjoy more than 80 classic myths retold for the modern reader with engaging text and eye-catching graphics.
Part of the Big Ideas series, The Mythology Book introduces the great and the good, from the gods of ancient Greece to the stories of the Cherokee People of North America. Going beyond the ancient worlds, this book brings to life influential tales of Aboriginal Australians and the Aztecs, each packed with compelling characters, plot twists and turns, and incredible insight into human existence.
Discover the lessons behind every story and get to the heart of cultures far and wide through the inspiring narratives that capture the way communities work together to make sense of the world around them. This is essential reading for everyone who delights in stories of imagination, action, and adventure, taking new generations back in time to love and learn from the stories of the past.
9. Edible Landscaping
Author: by Rosalind Creasy
Grow clean, delicious produce at home, saving money and natural resources at the same time. Since Rosalind Creasy popularized the concept of landscaping with edibles a quarter-century ago, interest in eating healthy, fresh, locally grown foods has swept across the nation.
And food plants have been freed from the backyard, gracing the finest landscapes-even the White House grounds! Creasy’s expertise on edibles and how to incorporate them in beautifully designed outdoor environments was first showcased in the original edition of Edible Landscaping, hailed by gardeners everywhere as a groundbreaking classic.
Now this highly anticipated new edition presents the latest design and how-to information in a glorious full-color format, featuring more than 300 inspiring photographs. Drawing on the author’s decades of research and experience, the book presents everything you need to know to create an inviting home landscape that will yield mouthwatering vegetables, fruits, nuts, and berries.
10. Timelines of History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Events That Shaped the World, 2nd Edition
Author: by DK
The entire course of history is revisited in this unique and unforgettable visual guide. The most memorable moments and significant events of each year are charted in a definitive timeline that runs throughout the book. From the ancient origins of our earliest African ancestors right up to our modern world today, Timelines of History includes a diverse range of people, cultures, and countries.
Ideas, inventions, and innovations come together to provide a truly global view of history. Dramatic photography, eye-catching maps, and supporting graphics bring history to life as never before. The instantly accessible, multi-layered timeline enables you to move effortlessly through the ages.
This essential reference strikes a balance between being completely comprehensive, but also ideal for browsing, thanks to the organized structure, chronological order, and bitesize information. This celebratory compendium makes an outstanding addition to any family library, enabling you to dip into the past any time you like.
11. S Is for Southern: A Guide to the South, from Absinthe to Zydeco (Garden & Gun Books, 4)
Author: by Editors of Garden and Gun
From the New York Times bestselling authors at Garden & Gun comes a lively compendium of Southern tradition and contemporary culture. The American South is a diverse region with its own vocabulary, peculiarities, and complexities. Tennessee whiskey may technically be bourbon, but don’t let anyone in Kentucky hear you call it that.
And while boiling blue crabs may be the norm across the Lowcountry in South Carolina and Georgia, try that in front of Marylanders and they’re likely to put you in the pot. Now, from the editors of Garden & Gun comes this illustrated encyclopedia covering age-old traditions and current culture.
S Is for Southern contains nearly five hundred entries spanning every letter of the alphabet, with essays from notable Southern writers including:Roy Blount, Jr., on humidityFrances Mayes on the magnoliaJessica B. Harris on field peasRick Bragg on Harper LeeJon Meacham on the Civil WarAllison Glock on Dolly PartonRandall Kenan on Edna LewisThe Lee Brothers on boiled peanutsJonathan Miles on Larry BrownJulia Reed on the Delta
12. I'll Lend You My Daddy: A Deployment Book for Kids Ages 4-8
Author: by Becky King
Starts With Us
2020 Military Writers of America Gold Medal Winner2020 Reader’s Favorite Book Award WinnerA Military Deployment Book for Kids A Read-Together 32-page, Fully Illustrated, Rhyming Picture BookA heartwarming story of love, courage, and comfort during deployment for military families with the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.
In I’ll Lend You My Daddy, young boys and girls find ways to manage their feelings about deployment (from goodbyes, to the first night, to missed birthdays) as they eagerly await their fathers’ return home. Through the support of family and friends, care packages, and calls, these children grow strong with the knowledge of what it means to serve, generating pride from within, that makes glorious reunions all the more sweet by book’s end.
I’ll lend you my daddy. He works for us all. He keeps the world safeAnd answers our call. Makes a wonderful book for discussion with military children who have difficulties sorting through their emotions such as sadness, fear, or separation anxietyProvides a source of connection for military children with deployed family members to the greater universe of families who go through a similar experienceReflects children from diverse families with touching illustrations from the talented Valerie Valdivia in a 32-page full-color picture book formatAn ideal gift for families with young children, preparing for deployment for the first time and during deploymentA valuable tool for teachers and educators who encourage appreciation for our nation’s armed forces and also for the children of those families who make sacrifices every day of the year, including birthdays, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day, and Memorial Day, and other holidays of remembrance and appreciationSimple, rhyming verse makes for an excellent read-aloud or read-together that is sure to please young listeners and readersA terrific complement to other resources like deployment countdown calendars and activity books”A must-read for young children experiencing the deployment of a parent, it would also make a great read-aloud selection for all young school children to build appreciation for the sacrifices made by military families.
13. The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Guns: Pistols, Rifles, Revolvers, Machine And Submachine Guns Through History In 1100 Clear Photographs
Author: by Will Fowler
An authoritative historical guide to the world of military, antique and law-enforcement firearms, photographed throughout.
14. The History Book (Big Ideas)
Author: by DK
Travel thousands of years into our past and discover the significant events that shaped the world as we know it. This book includes short, descriptive explanations of key ideas, themes, and events of world history that are easy to understand.
Explore topics such as the founding of Baghdad, the colonization of the Americas, and the inception of Buddhism without complicated jargon. This book is part of DK’s award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained educational series that uses witty graphics and engaging descriptions to enlighten readers.
Don’t stop at American history, explore the world! This book is full of fun facts from the human story, going as far back as the origins of our species to space exploration today. Discover all things revolution, from the French to the digital, including the rise of the internet.
Enjoy short and sweet biographies of some of the most important thinkers and leaders throughout history, like Martin Luther, Charles Darwin, and Nelson Mandela. You’ll learn who said famous historical quotes, and what they really meant when they said it.
15. Warfare: The Definitive Visual History
Author: by DK
The most wide-ranging and visually arresting history of wars and warfare ever published, Warfare: The Definitive Visual History documents every major war or significant period of conflict in over 5,000 years of human history. A must-have reference gift for military enthusiasts and general readers alike, no other book about warfare contains such a diverse selection of imagery including contemporary paintings and photographs, objects and artifacts, and specially commissioned artworks, maps, and diagrams.
Warfare: The Definitive Visual History includes a comprehensive directory of every major war, thematic spreads examining broader topics within the history of warfare, from the role of mercenaries, communications, and the treatment of wounded soldiers, and personal accounts and objects from soldiers and civilians that bring to life the human experience of battle.
From the earliest known Wars in Sumeria and Ancient Egypt War to the occupation of Iraq, Warfare: The Definitive Visual History combines a coherent and compelling spread-by-spread historical narrative with a wealth of supporting features to recount the epic 5,000-year story of warfare and combat through the ages.