The Traditional Bowyer's Bible

Author: Jim Hamm,G. Fred Asbell

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 9781585740864

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 7680

The second volume in The Traditional Bowyer's Bible series covers ancient European bows, Eastern Woodland bows, recurves, strings, steel points, quivers, and much more.

The Traditional Bowyer's Bible

Author: Jim Hamm

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781558212060

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 326

View: 7300

These volumes offer the combined experience of many bowmakers. In three indispensable volumes, the experts reveal their secrets and techniques, complete with important and entertaining historical highlights, hundreds of photographs and illustrations, and practical advice.

The Traditional Bowyers Encyclopedia

Author: Dan Bertalan

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628730129

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 576

View: 698

Expert bowhunter and archery traditionalist Dan Bertalan has compiled the most complete bowmaking text available today. By traveling coast to coast and consulting America’s top bowmakers, he has gathered the best information on how to build your own recurve longbow, improve your hunting skills, care properly for a bow, and more. Including descriptive photographs, diagrams, a complete glossary of terms, and reviews of particular bows that include draw/force measurements and hand-shot arrow speeds, this illuminating book will provide hunters, collectors, and others with invaluable insight into this specialized world. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Bows & Arrows of the Native Americans

A Step-By-Step Guide To Wooden Bows, Sinew-Backed Bows, Composite Bows, Strings, Arrows & Quivers

Author: Jim Hamm

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461749255

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 4800

A complete step-by-step guide to Native American bows and arrows, including information on how to build and care for wooden bows, sinew-backed bows, composite bows, strings, arrows, and quivers. Enlightening and entertaining, this book has easy-to-follow instructions for the reader who plans to make and use his own bow, and offers good reading for the armchair archer.

The Backyard Bowyer

The Beginner's Guide to Building Bows

Author: Nicholas Tomihama

Publisher: NickTomihama

ISBN: 0983248109

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

View: 1837

With over 300 step-by-step pictures, the Backyard Bowyer is geared for the beginning bowyer, backyard hobbyist, and anyone who has ever pondered building a wooden bow. Easy to read and follow steps go down to even the smallest detail in the design and construction of basic archery bows. Learn to craft fine wooden bows without huge investment in equipment and materials, and without being bound by location and limited workspace. Learn to construct: A classic target flat bow, an English Longbow suitable for hunting, and even your own strings and arrows for traditional and primitive archery.

The Art of Making Selfbows

Author: Stim Wilcox

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438991991

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 978

This book is meant to be understandable and fun to use. The topics range from the beginnings to the end -- cutting and curing wood through building a selfbow of almost any type and finishing it. Selfbows are wooden bows with no laminations in the limbs. Both beginners and advanced bowyers should find the book useable and worthwhile. There are detailed descriptions and directions thoughout, supported by over 200 individual color illustrations. Beside the usual how-to directions, there are sections on heat-bending, spllicing billets, shaping handles, and treating problems like knots, cracks, etc. Several unusual topics are addressed, such as suggestions on how to make a bow only a few measurements, reduce handshock, eliminate stack, stabilize arrow flight, shoot where you look, and increase arrow speed.

The Bow Builder's Book

European Bow Building from the Stone Age to Today

Author: Flemming Alrune,Wulf Hein,Jurgen Junkmanns,Boris Pantel,Holger Riesch

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764341533

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 214

View: 1332

Experienced bow builders and practical archaeologists describe the history, evolution, and construction of European style longbows in the revised second edition of this engaging book. For the beginner, clear, uncomplicated instructions are offered, including updated descriptions of construction techniques, tools, materials, and shooting styles. For more advanced bowyers there are tips on choosing wood and adhesive, and explanations of the evolution/adaptation of bow design, including precise dimensions for replicating special historic bow types, from Stone Age bows to modern laminated longbows. This book also offers comprehensive instructions on how to properly test your newly built longbow and construct arrows. This guide is ideal for the bow hunter, bowyer, and marksman looking for a new challenge.

We Walked Across Their Graves

Vietnam 1967—The Que Son Valley

Author: John Strunk

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 163192530X

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 1096

In 1967, John Strunk is a newly minted 19 year old Marine with a 10th grade education, little self-esteem and no particular understanding of what he is doing in Vietnam. His memoir is an unvarnished account of his personal experiences as part of a Marine Regiment, which over several months repeatedly clashed, buckle-to-buckle, with the 2nd North Vietnam Army 2nd Division, neither side willing to give up control of the strategic valley, no matter the cost. Strunk's story moves from the very personal, to the travails and losses of his team and squad, to company and battalion tactics, and back again. In this candid and sometimes shocking narrative, Strunk makes no apologies and no concessions to those who would view armed conflict as a somehow noble exercise. For Strunk and his brother Marines, nobility was a quick casualty in the battle for the Que Son Valley. The goal was day-to-day survival.


A Social and Military History

Author: Robert Hardy

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781852606206

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 8813

With drama, vigor and enthusiasm, Robert Hardy chronicles the arrival of the longbow in Britain and its gradual adoption as the most in the English military arsenal, and its coming of at the battles of Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt. Also examined is the longbow as a sporting and hunting weapon, and its status in Britain today.

The Fall of the Roman Republic

Author: David Shotter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134364393

Category: History

Page: 136

View: 3721

Revised and updated to include the latest research in the field, this second edition of a popular history text examines how the Roman republic was destabilized by the unplanned growth of the Roman Empire. Central discussion points include: the government of the republic how certain individuals took advantage of the expansion of the empire Julius Caesar's accession to power the rise of the Augustan principate following Julius Caesar's murder. Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship and including an expanded and updated guide to further reading, a chronology, and a guide to the provinces of the Roman Empire, students of history and classical studies will find this a helpful and accessible introduction to this complex period in history.

Jesse Owens

A Biography

Author: Jacqueline Edmondson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313339882

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 104

View: 1856

Discusses the life, accomplishments, and legacy of track and field star Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games.


The Making of a Canadian Hero

Author: Perry Lefko

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470678623

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 9138

In 2004, Michael "Pinball" Clemons became the first black coach in the history of the CFL to hoist the Grey Cup in victory, the culmination of an experience that began when he came to Canada in 1989 as an unheralded American football player deemed too small to make it in the National Football League. Not only did Clemons make it big—literally and figuratively—in the Canadian Football League in a career that spanned 11½ seasons, but he cultivated a reputation as an enduring Canadian figure. In between dazzling people with his on-field exploits that resulted in winning the Most Valuable Player in the Canadian Football League in 1990, he became a Most Valuable Person off the field, too, giving generously of his time to charity and causes. His motivational speaking abilities at countless events have wowed his listeners. And throughout this period, Clemons began to realize that he wanted to make Canada his full-time home, embracing the country that, in turn, has embraced him. The book will focus on how it all came to be and how Mike Clemons’ special qualities contributed to making him an enduring Canadian personality, well known beyond the city of Toronto where he became the most popular athlete. It will describe his tremendous natural leadership skills and important inspirational messages to Canadians.