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Explosives in the service of man : the Nobel heritage

Author: Alfred Nobel; John E Dolan; Stanley S Langer; Royal Society of Chemistry.
Publisher: Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, cop. 1997.
Series: Special publication / Royal Society of Chemistry, 203.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Nobel; John E Dolan; Stanley S Langer; Royal Society of Chemistry.
ISBN: 0854047328 9780854047321
OCLC Number: 185490182
Notes: "The proceedings of the Symposium on Explosives in the Service of Man: the Nobel Heritage held on 9-11 December 1996 in Glasgow"
Description: x, 243 s. : ill., tab.
Contents: Part 1 Historical: the gunpowder era, James Jeacocke; the Nobel era, John E. Dolan. Part 2 Legislation and safety: explosives legislation, G.R Williamson; the CEN harmonization programme, Frank M. Murray; accidents involving explosives and the need for safety related research, R.K. Wharton. Part 3 Security and high energy explosives: modern explosives and nitration techniques, N. Paul; explosives detection by ion mobility spectrometry, Rod Wilson; security and forensic sciences as applied to modern explosives, Chris Ronay. Part 4 Explosives design and bulk explosives: descriptions of condensed phase detonations based on chemical thermodynamics, M. Braithwaite; bulk explosives, William Mather. Part 5 Oilfield applications and vibration: perforating - an oilfield application of explosives, Andrew Pettit; environmental effects of blasting - recent experiences, R. Farnfield. Part 6 Blast performance: experience with smart electronic detonator systems, Vivian Patz; blast performance management, James A. Hackett; controlled blasting operations and high wall stability in surface mining in Australia, Bruce C. Pilcher. Part 7 Blasting practice: marine blasting for rock excavation, P. Francis; tunnel blasting - recent developments, T.E. White; definition and control of highwalls at Butterwell open cast coal site using pre-split rock blasting, D.W. Horne; evening lecture - Alfred Nobel - the ultimate rocket and constructive explosions in space, Anders Hansson.
Series Title: Special publication / Royal Society of Chemistry, 203.
Responsibility: edited by John E. Dolan, Stanley S. Langer.

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