The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery

The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery

You know that neighbor who really bugs you... his dog that craps in your yard... how can you possibly get back at him? Take his dog's leftovers and Catapult them back into his yard... GENIUS! And read this book so you'll know how to do it!

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  • Face and destroy the growing robot menace!

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