Author: Daniel M. Sivilich
Release Date: 2016-04-01
"Musket Ball and Small Shot Identification: A Guide "traces the history of musket balls and small shot, and explores their uses as lethal projectiles and in nonlethal alterations. Sivilich asks and answers a variety of questions to demonstrate how a musket ball found in a military context can help to interpret the site: Was it fired? What did it hit? What type of gun is it associated with? Has it been chewed, and if so, by whom or what? Was it hammered into gaming pieces?"
Author: James E. Bruseth
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Release Date: 2017-03-03
Genre: Social Science
In 1995, Texas Historical Commission underwater archaeologists discovered the wreck of La Salle’s La Belle, remnant of an ill-fated French attempt to establish a colony at the mouth of the Mississippi River that landed instead along today’s Matagorda Bay in Texas. During 1996–1997, the Commission uncovered the ship’s remains under the direction of archaeologist James E. Bruseth and employing a team of archaeologists and volunteers. Amid the shallow waters of Matagorda Bay, a steel cofferdam was constructed around the site, creating one of the most complex nautical archaeological excavations ever attempted in North America and allowing the archaeologists to excavate the sunken wreck much as if it were located on dry land. The ship’s hold was discovered full of everything the would-be colonists would need to establish themselves in the New World; more than 1.8 million artifacts were recovered from the site. More than two decades in the making, due to the immensity of the find and the complexity of cataloging and conserving the artifacts, this book thoroughly documents one of the most significant North American archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century.
Author: William A. & Donald W. Linebaugh Griswold
Release Date: 2016-05-03
The battles of Saratoga proved to be a turning point in the Revolutionary War when British forces under the command of General John Burgoyne surrendered to American forces led by General Horatio Gates. The Saratoga Campaign provides a new and greatly expanded understanding of the battles of Saratoga by drawing on the work of scholars in a broad range of academic disciplines. Presenting years of research by material culture scholars, archaeologists, historians, museum curators, military experts, and geophysicists, this definitive volume explores these important Revolutionary War battles and their aftermath, adding a physical and tangible dimension to the story of the Saratoga campaign. Presenting the latest hands-on research, The Saratoga Campaign is an original and multifaceted contribution to our understanding of this critical event in America's birth.
Author: Martina Smith
Publisher: Sparkhouse Family
Release Date: 2015-10-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Colorful art and rich storytelling engage young children with the story of the remarkable way that Jesus showed love and compassion. Perfect for reading aloud with kids, The Story of Jesus’ Teaching and Healing includes fun activities and questions to help children connect with the narrative—as well as Squiggles, an expressive little caterpillar that responds to the story. Spark Bible Stories are designed to help kids grow in faith as they explore, discover, and wonder about God’s Word.
Author: Elizabeth M. Scott
Release Date: 2017
Archaeology has shown that the French presence and influence in the Americas goes far beyond Quaebec, New Orleans, and the French and Indian War. This volume serves as a corrective to the narrowness of the study of French contributions to the New World societies.
Author: John Biemeck
Release Date: 2016-03-31
Volume III (479 pages) is a comprehensive listing of all known Confederate rifled projectiles and their components. Chapter 10 includes a history of each named pattern, its inventor or origin, reasons for success or failure, pictures, drawings, sabot design, casing configuration, specifications, bursting charges, payloads, variants; and miscellaneous observations and historical observations. It includes all known Confederate shell, segmented shell, case shot, solid shot/bolt, incendiary, rifled canister (Confederate and Union) specimens identified to date, to include many pattern variants. This includes projectiles imported from Britain and used by the Confederacy. It has been expanded to show many patterns of British projectiles that were not used in the Civil War, but have been subsequently imported, so as to assist collectors in making a positive identification. There is a section titled "Miscellaneous and Unidentified Confederate Rifled Projectiles" which includes pictures, drawings and data on rare projectiles that are thought to be of the Civil War era or known to be of foreign origin, but are often confused with Union, Confederate, British or American patterns. Volume III addresses about 750 individual projectiles and several hundred variants of those patterns,including sub-patterns. It provides cross references (by page number) on every specimen, to projectile books published from 1861 to 2003 that contain a similar specimen, picture, data or text, making additional research easier.
Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS 2017 and video instruction is written to assist students, designers, engineers and professionals. The book provides a solid foundation in SOLIDWORKS by utilizing projects with step-by-step instructions for the beginner to intermediate SOLIDWORKS user. Explore the user interface, CommandManager, menus, toolbars and modeling techniques to create parts, assemblies and drawings in an engineering environment. Follow the step-by-step instructions and develop multiple parts and assemblies that combine machined, plastic and sheet metal components. Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features. Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, Design Tables, Bills of Materials, Custom Properties and Configurations. Address various SOLIDWORKS analysis tools and Intelligent Modeling techniques along with Additive Manufacturing (3D printing). Learn by doing not just by reading. Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each project. Know your objective up front. Follow the steps in Projects 1 - 9 to achieve the design goals. Review Project 10 on Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) and its benefits and features. Understand the terms and technology used in low cost 3D printers. Work between multiple documents, features, commands and custom properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SOLIDWORKS in industry. Review individual features, commands and tools with the video instruction. The projects contain exercises. The exercises analyze and examine usage competencies. Collaborate with leading industry suppliers such as SMC Corporation of America, Boston Gear and 80/20 Inc. Collaborative information translates into numerous formats such as paper drawings, electronic files, rendered images and animations. On-line intelligent catalogs guide designers to the product that meets both their geometric requirements and performance functionality. The author developed the industry scenarios by combining his own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors and manufacturers. He is directly involved with SOLIDWORKS every day. His responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model. The book is designed to complement the SOLIDWORKS Tutorials contained in SOLIDWORKS 2017.
The book simply known as Flaydermans is your go-to guide for accurate and updated collector pricing, and identifying and historic details of antique firearms. With meticulously researched data, descriptions of stampings and markings for more than 4,000 antique American firearms manufactured between the colonial era and 1900, and more than 1,900 sharp photos including a new 16-page color photo gallery, Flaydermans is truly the ultimate value guide to antique American firearms.
Author: David Feldman
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Games & Activities
Ponder, if you will ... Do snakes sneeze? Why didn't the three musketeers carry muskets? What happens to the holes that are punched out of looseleaf paper? Why don't people smile in old photos? Pop culture guru David Feldman demystifies these questions and much more in How Does Aspirin Find a Headache? Part of the Imponderables® series -- the unchallenged source of answers to civilization's most perplexing conundrums -- and charmingly illustrated by Kassie Schwan, this book provides you with knowledge about everyday life that encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs just don't have. And think about it, where else are you going to find out why glue doesn't get stuck in the bottle?
Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "The Death Shot: A Story Retold" by Mayne Reid is a classic action-packed novel.