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Chemistry of Fireworks

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The Chemistry of Fireworks by M.S. Russell
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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, bangers, roman candles and wheels; specialeffects, including sound effects, coloured smokes and electrical firing; firework safety for private use and displays; and firework legislation.

Table of Contents

Historical Introduction; The Characteristics of Black Powder; Rockets; Mines and Shells; Fountains; Sparklers; Bangers; Roman Candles; Gerbs and Wheels; Special Effects; Fireworks Safety; Fireworks Legislation; Subject Index.
Release date NZ
February 29th, 2000
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
index
Imprint
Royal Society of Chemistry
Pages
136
Dimensions
138x216x7
ISBN-13
9780854045983
Product ID
1833329

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