TO BUILD A CATAPULT IN YOUR BACK YARD by Bill Wilson
Reviewed by Peggy J. Shumate a.k.a. Brutal Dreamer
history there has been numerous versions of these magnificent devices
used for countless reasons. Bill Wilson tells us about the history
and how to build a catapult in our own backyards. He also gives
us in depth uses for these functional tools.
Medieval to Modern times, catapults were used as powerful throwing
arms for wars by hurling objects at their opponents with great force.
What is a catapult? It is a well-built mechanism that hurls spears
and stones and many other objects. Showing some of the authors
wittiness, you are even given some fun reasons for use of the catapult.
For instance, blast bombing his old Toyota with overripe produce
such as pumpkins and watermelons.
and his brother established plans on what they wanted to accomplish.
In deciding upon a light but mobile device, but to still be able
to shoot a variety of objects from their catapult, they set out
their plans accurately and what material they would need. These
important items are listed in the book down to the science with
phenomenal illustrations, both drawings and actual pictures, and
then pictures of the finished product.
book is not only educational but filled with some of the best skill
and talent all sprinkled with enough flavoring of clever and humor
to keep your interest. The history and the various uses of the catapult
is without a doubt by far some of the satisfying information one
will find. Bills vernacular is understandable and enthralling
and keeps your attention to the last page.
recommend ones to get How to Build a Catapult In Your Backyard
for several reasons. One reason being, the narration in the book
is both very entertaining and informative. Other reasons are: if
you need to heave something or you are working on a project that
requires a catapult, this is one book you can understand and it
reads well the diagrams are precise and the illustrations legible.
Bill Wilson did an outstanding job putting this book together along
with showing us his catapult in his own backyard!