Chemistry of Pyrotechnics and Explosives

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A perennial bestseller, Chemistry of Pyrotechnics and Explosives: Basic Principles and Theory is the most definitive reference in this field.

Written with the pyro-technician in mind, author J.A. Conkling provides a practical, streamlined background in chemistry, thermodynamics, light emission, oxidizing agents, fuels, binders, and retardant, then explores virtually every aspect of formulating pyrotechnics.

He also covers the preparation of high-energy mixtures, ignition and propagation, heat and delay compositions, as well as color and light production, including sparks, flitter, and glitter.

The journal Pyrotechnica stated that this book "belongs on every pyrotechnist's special effects bookshelf.”

Dimensions:

7 x 10 x 1 (LWH in inches)