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Personal protection is a hot topic today, and current, complete information on the handguns used for it is in great demand. This Gun Digest new release provides just that. Handgun enthusiasts or anyone looking to find out about handguns for personal defense will find everything they need to know in that pages of this comprehensive guide and reference. Readers will learn the basics of selection and use of handguns for personal defense. The book covers uses of revolvers, semi-automatic pistols, ammunition, holsters, firearms training options, buying a used gun and much more.
These superb color plates by Hippolyte Pauquet and his brother Polydore, reproduced directly from a rare and valuable nineteenth-century publication, magnificently depict 500 years of French fashion. Starting with the flamboyant headgear and voluminous robes of fifteenth-century royalty, the artfully rendered illustrations progress chronologically to the high-waisted Empire styles of the Napoleonic era. Members of the nobility and upper classes are well represented here. Portraits of lavishly garbed court ladies and gentlemen — many in fur-trimmed robes — appear next to dapper pages and handsome knights.
Exuberantly written reference presents a kaleidoscopic panorama of clothing styles worn in period covering the last years of George III to latter part of Victoria’s reign. Charming descriptions and illustrations of such authentic outfits as a French court dress (1818), Garibaldi shirt (1861), and evening dress (1865). 200 black-and-white, 27 color illustrations.
There is an entire world of buried treasure right under our feet. This book shows you how to claim your share. Over 200 pages of valuable metal detecting information designed to get you out there finding treasure on your very first outing.Finding treasure with a metal detector is real and doing it is simple and easy once you read this book. There are people finding incredible old coins made from gold and silver, valuable historical relics and old jewelry made from gold, silver and platinum. But you won’t find these great treasures unless you know where and how to look.
Fast-track your web application development using the new generation Yii PHP frameworkAbout This BookImplement real-world web application features efficiently using the Yii development frameworkEach chapter provides micro-examples that build upon each other to create the final macro-example, a basic CRM applicationFilled with useful tasks to improve the maintainability of your applicationsWho This Book Is ForThis book is for professional PHP developers who wish to master the powerful Yii 2 application framework.
The World’s Greatest Gun Book is Here Again!IT’S GUN DIGEST 2013!Since 1944, Gun Digest has been regarded as the shooter’s No. 1 resource worldwide. Our 2013 edition, our 67th Edition, is nothing less, as we continue the tradition of bringing you more of everything that firearms fanatics crave!In-depth articles about the world’s most fascinating guns, testfire reports on the latest models, insights about fine collectibles and one-of-a-kind custom creations, and round-ups of what’s new in firearms, ammo, reloading and optics from today’s leading manufacturers – you simply won’t find a more comprehensive collection of firearms information.I
The one reference gun enthusiasts turn to for state-of –the industry news, new product reviews and a complete catalog of all commercially-available firearms and accessories. New to this edition are sections on tactical gear, gunsmithing and a DVD containing the text of the book for quick references.
Author Patrick Sweeney leads readers through Smith & Wesson’s dizzying array of handgun models and options. From plinking revolvers to the new .500 S&W hand cannon, Sweeney reviews S&W models inside and out for performance, function and versatility, letting the reader known which models will work best for self-defense, hunting or target shooting.With information on basic troubleshooting, testing used guns for reliability and reviews of specific models from every major S&W group, The Gun Digest Book of Smith & Wesson gives readers an accurate overview of the offerings of this fine American gunmaker.
Looking for instructions in bladesmithing that’ll put you on the cutting edge of the custom blade market? Then this definitive guide to forging world-class blades is for you. Written by a master bladesmith, this book tells you how to set up your forge, select your materials, fashion grips and hilts, grind edges and much more!
The Definitive Catalog of World Bank Notes! The new edition of the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Modern Issues, provides the most comprehensive and complete English language reference to bank notes issued worldwide since 1961. The 19th edition of this impressive and encompassing resource features: *20,000 variety listings of world bank notes. *13,000 illustrated bank notes for easy identification. * Completely vetted and current bank note values in two conditions. * Country signature charts for specific and accurate variety identification.
When gunslingers chose their weapons and took their chances.From colonial-era rifles carried on the "Owlhoot Trail" to John Dillinger’s Colt pistols, the history of the American outlaw is told in guns–weapons that became each man’s personal signature. Authors Gerry and Janet Souter peer into these criminals’ choices of derringers, revolvers, shotguns, rifles, machine guns, and curious hybrids, giving us a glimpse into the minds behind the trigger fingers. With over 200 illustrations, Guns of Outlaws gives a unique look at the lives and the hardware of the most infamous outlaws in American history, and of the law enforcement officers who hunted them.A
In Fine Shotguns, expert John M. Taylor offers a global view of shotguns using photographs and descriptions of guns from the United States, Britain, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, and Italy. Here are all types of shotguns: single barrel, double barrel, combination guns, hammer shotguns, paired shotguns, special-use guns, small-bore shotguns, shotgun stocks or shotguns with metal finishes, and bespoke shotguns. This all encompassing guide includes sections on how to care for and storage your weapon, what accessories are available for your model, and how to choose the perfect traveling case.
World history has always been interwoven with developments in firearms technology and so is peppered with legendary guns. Since the invention of gunpowder, nations have raced to create more useful and powerful firearms with which to protect, conquer, and hunt. 50 Guns That Changed the World explores the most significant firearms from the past two hundred years, from deadly weapons of war to quaint plinking guns. Included are:Winchester Model 1873Colt 1911Mauser Model 98M1 GarandRuger 10/22AK-47AR-15Benelli M2Glock G17Barrett 82A1Discover the history, design details, operation, variants, and users of each firearm, illustrated with archival photography from the manufacturers and of the guns in action.
Over 200 Reproductions in Full Color! Within are Vintage Poster Art images from all the titles of the Ackerman Archives, Universal Filmscript and Filmonster Series’ ! Billboards, 6-sheets, 3-sheets, One-sheets, inserts and lobby cards. From the most Famous of the Classic Monster Films
This is a nostalgic addition to the library of anyone interested in spirits. It is quaint and charming with just enough knowledge to make it fun to read. The Practical Distiller An Introduction To Making Whiskey, Gin, Brandy, Spirits, &c. &c. of Better Quality, and in Larger Quantities, than Produced by the Present Mode of Distilling, from the Produce of the United States would be fun to have out during a party and is sure to spark many a conversation. The introduction reads as follows. "The Practical Distiller: or an introduction to making Whiskey, Gin, Brandy, Spirits, &c.
An analysis of polymer and composite rheology. This second edition covers flow properties of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers, and general principles and applications of all phases of polymer rheology, with new chapters on the rheology of particulate and fibre composites. It also includes new and expanded detail on polymer blends and emulsions, foams, reacting systems, and flow through porous media as well as composite processing operations.
Candy may well have its origins in medicine (think peppermint sticks), and many Americans still think of candy as an edible salve with which to cure and to celebrate. Today, Americans consume more than 600 billion pounds of the sugary stuff each year. Most Americans have their favorites, their go-to candy bars that bring them comfort. And most of us yearn for the candy of our youth, those treats that made us feel better no matter the occasion. From classics such as the Hershey bar and M&Ms to trend-setters like PEZ and Atomic Fireballs, candy has a special place in our hearts and memories.
This work with its in-depth text, captions and rare images chronicles the last desperate years of the Wehrmacht Panzerwaffe. Despite a worsening strategic situation both on the Eastern Front and in the West, Hitler’s Panzers and their highly motivated crews showed superior tactical abilities and killing power abut such was the overall picture that this was not enough to alter the course of the war as the Allies closed remorselessly in on Berlin.Covered in this superb book are many variants, some well known and others less so including often modified, up-armored and up-gunned models.
This new edition of Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration continues to inform and educate on appropriate means towards the preservation of this valuable heritage.It not only contains new and up to date information on materials, practical methods, and historical research but also reflects changes in the attitudes, outlook and perceptions within the wider conservation, architectural heritage and construction communities which give a new dimension to the conservation and restoration techniques described in the previous edition.
A Jewelry Classic
For three decades, Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry has served as the most respected and authoritative reference to the subject of vintage jewelry on the market. The new edition of this timeless classic finds acclaimed jewelry expert C. Jeanenne Bell at her best – sharing her impressive understanding of the subject with unbridled passion for her life-long pursuit.
Offering significant historical information and lavish images ofremarkable pieces, this best-selling guide to antique jewelry takes you on a beautiful and edifying adventure.
Beswick is typical of the numerous small scale ceramic factories founded towards the end of the Victorian era and manufacturing through the first two thirds of the 20th century. Like many of these companies Beswick produced a mix of tableware and sculptural ceramics adjusting its designs to take account of the trends of each decade. However the company is atypical by the very fact of its survival – in spite of the many upheavals which have transformed the ceramic industry during the latter part of the 20th century.
Interest in coin collecting and paper money is at an all-time high, thanks in part to the new designs of modern U.S. coins and currency, the increasing market value of precious metals, and the great investment coin collecting has been in recent years. Recent reports estimate that there are over 1 million serious coin collectors in the U.S. And the U.S. Mint estimates that nearly 150 million people have collected the 50 State Quarters. The bestselling Warman’s Coins & Paper Money, now in its 5th edition, is the most comprehensive, colorful, informative, and thorough identification and price guide of its kind.
For the first time, the most commonly encountered silver Roman coins can be inexpensively identified and some idea of value can be gained. Whether you are setting out to form a collection of every emperor or are already an experienced Roman Coin collector, you will not be able to put this book down! The line drawings of most obverse types mean that the legend is clear and readable in the book, and it makes a great aid to identification, as does the alphabetical list of emperors/empresses in the back of the book.
Over the course of the past century, the kitchen, more than any other room in the modern dwelling, has been the focus of intensive aesthetic and technological innovation. Historically, European and American kitchens were often drab, poorly ventilated, and hidden from view in a basement or annexe. Towards the end of the 19th century, however, the kitchen became a central concern of modernism and a testing ground for new materials and technologies. Since then, the room has come to articulate and at times actively challenge societys relationships to food, consumerism, the domestic role of women, and even international politics.
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