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Explosives
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ISBN 9780752476148
REGISTERED: 11/12/17
UPDATED: 10/18/21
Explosives

This entertaining and informative book tells the dramatic tale of explosives from gunpowder to the H-bomb


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  • Explosives available on March 08 2017 from VitalSource for Https://www.vitalsource.com/en-uk/textbooks?term=9780752476148&cjsku=9780752476148" itemprop="offers" target="_external" title="" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Offer">4.16
  • ISBN bar code 9780752476148 ξ1 registered March 08 2017
  • Product category is Book

  • # 9780752476148

Laying the emphasis on the lives of the people involved, on the diverse uses of explosives and on their social and historical impact, the author relates a story of remarkable international and human endeavour. Many of those involved - Roger Bacon, Guy Fawkes, Alfred Nobel, Robert Oppenheimer - are famed worldwide; others, such as C F Schonbein, William Bickford, Sir Frederick Abel and Charles E Munroe, though less well-known, also played critical roles. Alongside their achievements, this book highlights the uses and impact of explosives in both war and terrorism, and in civil engineering, quarrying, mining, demolition, fireworks manufacture and shooting for sport. In many cases explosives are seen to have had a significant historical impact as, for example, in the early use of gunpowder in the American Civil War, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and the worldwide opening up of canals and railways.


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    ^ Explosives VitalSource. (revised Mar 2017)

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