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Big Bang: A History of Explosives

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This entertaining and informative book tells the dramatic tale of explosives, which have provided the world?s most powerful source of portable energy for over a thousands years. With the emphasis on the people involved, on the diverse uses of explosives, and on their social and historical impact, the author tells a story of remarkable international human endeavor. The story begins with black powder, probably first used in China around 850 AD, but found in the West about 500 years later! It was the only explosive used until the middle of the 19th century. Then came dynamite, guncotton, gelignite, cordite, ballistite, TNT, RDX, PETN and ANFO.

Synopsis:

The tale of explosives from gunpowder to the H-bomb. Laying the emphasis on the lives of those involved, on the diverse uses of explosives and their social and historical impact, the author relates a story of international human endeavor. Many of those in

Product Details

ISBN:
9780750923613
Subtitle:
(a history of explosives )
Foreword:
Hart-Davis, Adam
Author:
Hart-Davis, Adam
Publisher:
Alan Sutton Publishing, Ltd.
Location:
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Subject:
History
Subject:
Explosives
Series Volume:
105-352
Publication Date:
1999
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256 p.
Dimensions:
9.61x6.81x.68 in. 1.32 lbs.

Related Subjects

Engineering » Civil Engineering » Explosives
History and Social Science » Military » Weapons » General

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Product details 256 p. pages Alan Sutton Publishing, Ltd. - English 9780750923613 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The tale of explosives from gunpowder to the H-bomb. Laying the emphasis on the lives of those involved, on the diverse uses of explosives and their social and historical impact, the author relates a story of international human endeavor. Many of those in
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