Air Guns by Eldon G. Wolff

By Eldon G. Wolff

В книге рассмотрена история пневматического оружия с древнейших времен по 1909 год, с кратким обзором современного (на момент выход книги) состояния этого вида стрелкового оружия.

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A trekking staff of seven was busy loading gear onto thirty horses who, let it be known, didn’t look too happy. There were stoves, gas tanks, big tents, small tents, toilet tents, camp chairs, folding tables, pots, pans, silverware, lanterns, canned goods, boxed goods, fresh vegetables, dozens of boxes of cookies, hundreds of eggs, and enough rice bags to fill several army bunkers. I realized that like the wagon trains of the American frontier, we’d be transporting an entire village across the wild country.

Kira told us she read it should be called the “Mudman Trek,” because the trail was horrendous in parts. “I’ll tell you what I heard about the Snowman Trek,” said Peter, suddenly serious. ” asked Joe, turning to face him. Peter looked around the table at all of us individually, and the message was clear � we should listen up. ” I asked, setting down my cup of tea. “Tears,” said Tom. ” I joked. Larry said he didn’t believe it. ” By then, everyone had set their tea down and all the air felt as if 37 it had been squeezed out of the tent.

Connect these three adventures, add two rest days, and you have a recipe for one amazing expedition. The trek travels north for the first three days to the base of Mount Jhomolhari, Bhutan’s most sacred peak, and spends the next eight days in a northeastern traverse of the rocky vertebrae separating Bhutan and Tibet, ending in the village of Laya. After a rest day in Laya, the trail travels east for the next week, hiking to and through the luminous valleys of Lunana. Naturally, I was very excited to visit this paradisal valley, but according to Himalayan folklore, people either died trying to reach Shangri-La or, once there, were so enamored with it, they never left.

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