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SHIRE ALBUM No 160 GUNPOWDER INDUSTRY (2nd Edition)


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Gunpowder is a mixture of saltpetre, charcoal and sulphur. Until the middle of the 19th Century it was the only explosive available either for firing guns or for blasting in mines and quarries. This book outlines the processes and history of its manufacture, from the development of gunpowder as a propellant in the 14th Century, through its adoption as a blasting agent in the 17th, to the introduction of improved varieties shortly before its eclipse by high explosives.
  • AUTHOR: Crocker, G
  • FORMAT: 32pp 34 Bw 210x145 Pb
  • Code: 11559

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