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Author Kent, Peter, 1949-
Title Peter Kent's big book of armor / [illustrated by Peter Kent]..
Pub Info London ; New York : Kingfisher, c2010.
book jacket
 Orleans-Children's Room  CASTLE J 623.4 KENT     AVAILABLE
Descript 64 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Note Includes index.
Summary Describes the history of armor and protective clothing, from prehistoric protection and the armors of ancient Egypt and Assyria to medieval and modern armor, armored transport, and fortified buildings.
Contents Earth's armor -- Coastal defense -- Animal armor -- Plant armor -- Primitive protection -- Ancient armor -- Classical armor -- Medieval armor -- Making armor -- Bloody battles -- Fighting for fun -- Asian armor -- Armor in decline -- Armor makes a comeback -- Modern armor -- Athletic armor -- Industrial armor -- Safety suits -- War wagons -- Birth of the tank -- Modern tanks -- Armored trains -- Early armored ships -- Battle of the ironclads: U.S.S. Monitor vs. C.S.S. Virginia -- Modern battleships -- Deep-sea diving vessels -- Armored planes -- Armored buildings -- Iron island -- Forts on land -- Magic armor -- Private armor.
Subject Personal protective equipment -- Juvenile literature.
Protective clothing.
Alt Title Big book of armor
Note Subtitle on cover: From armadillos to armored cars
ISBN 9780753418840 (hbk.)
0753418843 (hbk.)
9780753464236 (trade)
0753464233 (trade)
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