Throughout history, battles and wars have raged, and the side with the best technology has usually won. An army's strength is often determined by the types of weapons it has available to use, never more so than in modern times when weapons are accurate from greater distances and more powerful than ever. But weapons are not only used for war; they are also used for other purposes, such as hunting for food. Weapons Technology takes readers on a journey through the history of weapons, showing various innovations and applications of technology that have taken stone age tools and transformed them into 21st-century armaments. Illustrations accompany the engaging narrative, and a timeline, glossary, further reading list, and index provide easy access to the broad range of information contained within the book's pages.