Warfare: A Visual History combines historical engravings and diagrams with an engaging modern text to create a visual study of humankind's extraordinary ingenuity in inventing new ways to wage war. A chronological and geographical study of arms and armour is followed by a separate section that provides thumbnail studies of individual items of militaria-from swords to siege engines, from helmets to handguns-so that the researcher can choose to study a particular era or seek an evolutionary overview. Navigational features include coloured tabs with cross-references, timelines of key battles and inventions, and silhouettes of warriors through time.
Tim Newark (London, UK) is widely published in the field of military history. He became editor of Military Illustrated magazine in 1993, and has acted as consultant for television documentary series including Heroes & Weapons of WW2 screened by The History Channel and BBC Worldwide. His publications include Camouflage (Thames & Hudson, 2007), written to accompany the Imperial War Museum exhibition