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Offline stuckinthemud

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brilliant book
« on: October 14, 2017, 11:00:50 am »
Hi guys, I've been enjoying a book on the archery library called Arab archery, written in about 1500AD, available here www.archerylibrary.com/books/faris-elmer/arab-archery/. Hardly scratched the surface yet but section XXXII on the variations in the length and construction of the Arab bow is especially thought provoking.  Apologies for the lack of capital letters and italics but this tablet ain't great for typing on

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Re: brilliant book
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 11:20:25 am »
Section xxviii   "The arrow is moved on its flight by one of thirty-five things"

Thirty-five things!!  Yikes!!

Looks like a good read, Thanks
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Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: brilliant book
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2017, 12:02:58 pm »
Thanks Willie, that looks great, ch. 16 shooting a crossbow from horseback, why didn't I have this book when I was 15! Seriously, its gonna keep me from building anything til Christmas, definitely a brilliant book!

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2017, 11:35:30 pm »
Yes it really is a superb and very interesting book.