"The Practical Guide to Man-Powered Bullets", written by Richard Middleton and
published by merlinunwin.co.uk,
covers stonebows, blowpipes, big-bore airguns, bulletbows and has some 30 pages about catapults.
Like every true slingshot enthusiast, the author is a child at heart, and that special
breed of scientist, gunman and do-it-yourself workshop owner that automatically leads
to the production of more or less sophisticated means to wing bullets through the air.
The book covers thw whole technical aspects of slingshooting: Theoretic formulas, the problem with the ammo weight, construction plans for wooden slingshots, pouches, band attachments and much more. It is written in a lively style, with lots of stories and humorous notes, and I consider it to be a great read that I recommend wholeheartedly.
The Practical Guide to Man-Powered Bullets by Richard Middleton, published by Merlin Unwin Books, ISBN 1 873674 84 8
Mr. Koehler, famous for his books about pocket billiard, has written a brilliant book about slingshots. It contains everything to get you started - and to make you a good shooter. Aiming, shooting techniques, the different kinds of bands, making a backstop, designing a slingshot, pouch and band attachments,mental preparation for tournaments and much more valuable information can be found on 150 pages. If I had this book 10 years ago, I'd be a much better shot than I am...if you want to get serious about slingshot shooting, this book is a must. I recommend it as standart lecture for every slingshot enthusiast, as it will answer a lot of your questions, and will most definitely help you in improving your shooting skills.
Slingshot shooting - the poor man's shooting sport, by Jack H. Koehler, published by Sling publishing, ISBN 0-9765311-0-0 , available at Amazon and Slingshots USA
The book "Die Mechanik der Schleuder" - written in German - is a beautiful and unique piece of work. The Author is a Professor who researches in the field of bioengineering and Materials science. This allows him to approach the topic in a refreshingly new way. Besides the basics of slingshooting, you'll find ballistic calculations, ideas for the optimization of a slingshot's bands, attachment points and its frame, along with scientific insights that will change the way you think about slingshots. A must-read for every slingshooter who understands the German language!
"Die Mechanik der Schleuder" by Prof. Claus Mattheck, Publisher: Karlsruhe Institure of Technology, ISBN 978-923704-83-5