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The chemistry of fireworks

Author: Michael S Russell
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, ©2000.
Series: RSC paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For centuries fireworks have been a source of delight and amazement in cultures around the world. But what produces their dazzling array of effects? This book takes you behind the scenes to explore the chemistry and physics behind the art of pyrotechnics. Topics covered include history and characteristics of gunpowder; principles behind each of the most popular firework types: rockets, shells, fountains, sparklers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Russell, Michael S.
Chemistry of fireworks.
Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, ©2000
(OCoLC)43419194
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Russell
ISBN: 9781847552037 184755203X
OCLC Number: 232637097
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 117 pages) : illustrations, portrait.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Historical introduction --
The characteristics of black powder --
Rockets --
Mines and shells --
Fountains --
Sparklers --
Bangers --
Roman candles --
Gerbs and wheels --
Special effects --
Firework safety --
Fireworks legislation.
Series Title: RSC paperbacks.
Other Titles: Fireworks
Responsibility: Michael S. Russell.

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"Aimed A level students, this book discusses the theory of fireworks in terms of well-known scientific concepts wherever possible, in a concise and easy to understand style."  Read more...

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""" ... a worthwhile addition to the pyrotechnist's library ...""" * "Fireworks, Issue 38, p 41" * """... interesting background information for those with A-level chemistry or its equivalent.""" * Read more...

 
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