Star Wars the New Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology

Star Wars the New Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology

by Haden Blackman


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From the Geonosian sonic blaster to the Wookiee bowcaster; from the Imperial energy grenade to the Yuuzhan Vong fire spitter; from dart shooters and laser cannons to Sun Crushers and World Devastators, find the facts about Star Wars firepower—and much more—in The New Essential Guide to Weapons & Technology.

There’s more to the arms, artillery, and exotic equipment of the Star Wars galaxy than Jedi lightsabers and blasters. Species such as the tree-dwelling Wookiees, the amphibious Gungans, and the deadly Yuuzhan Vong have yielded a staggering array of unique weapons and devices. And as the Star Wars mythos continues to grow—in prequels and video games, on screen, in print, and beyond—these remarkable technical creations also multiply and evolve.

The New Essential Guide to Weapons & Technology
is the fully updated and greatly expanded reference resource that organizes and explains every key class, make, and model of Star Wars munitions—from the smallest personal sidearms to the most devastating interplanetary superweapons—along with a host of other high-tech paraphernalia. This exhaustive compendium includes:

• New in this edition: A fascinating look at the historical significance of Star Wars weaponry and the major technological turning points—including the Clone Wars, the creation of the first Death Star, and the Yuuzhan Vong invasion
• A roster of the major manufacturers who created the most powerful armaments for the Old and New Republics, the Empire, the Sith, the Rebel Alliance, andall of the exotic governments that populate the Star Wars galaxy
• In-depth descriptions of more than 100 weapons and more than 100 additional devices used for defense, communication, survival, and security—including key technology featured in the films

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345449030
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/26/2004
Series: Star Wars
Edition description: REV
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 317,867
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Haden Blackman is the project leader for The Force Unleashed game. He is the author of The Field Guide to North American Monsters and Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels. He has also worked extensively within the Star Wars universe on a variety of video games and comic book projects, including Dark Horse Comics' Jango Fett: Open Seasons, LucasArts' Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, and The Ruins of Dantooine, the first novel based on Star Wars galaxies.

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