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The big bang : a history of explosives

Author: G I Brown
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton Publishing, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G I Brown
ISBN: 075092361X 9780750923613 0750918780 9780750918787
OCLC Number: 633382841
Description: [VIII], 256 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten ; 25 cm
Contents: The invention of gunpowder; making gunpowder; the powder trust; testing gunpowder; "Crakys of war"; mining and civil engineering; gunpowder modifications; nitroglycerine; dynamite; guncotton; smokeless powders; lyddite and TNT; setting it off; nuclear fission; the Manhattan Project; nuclear fusion. Appendices: names and formulae; energy and power.
Responsibility: G.I. Brown.
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