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"The Chemistry of Powder and Explosives"

The all-time classic text by Tenney L. Davis, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Organic Chemistry, MIT, and Director of R & D, National Fireworks, Inc.


 

The Chemistry of Powder and Explosives

The all-time classic text by the late Tenney Lombard Davis, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Organic Chemistry, MIT, and Director of R & D, National Fireworks, Inc.  Originally published in 1943.

This is equivalent to George P. Sutton's Rocket Propulsion Elements in the specialized field of pyrotechnics, and low- and high-explosives, with extensive dissertations on the entire spectrum of black powder and similar nitrate-type propellants.  Complete documentation on lab preparation, testing, and uses of almost every explosive and propellant (including nitrocelluloses, single- and double-base propellants, initiators, boosters, fulminates, blasting caps, nitroglycerin, dynamite, TNT).  Belongs on the shelf of every serious pyrotechnist and advanced propellant chemist. 

NB: This is emphatically NOT a "how-to" book of the kind that flood the market; it is, rather, the most widely used textbook on the subject from early in World War II through today.  Dr. Davis presents accurate, well-documented and footnoted facts, tables, charts, photos, with a 32-page detailed index.  Why by a cheap (and dubious) "Poor Man's James Bond" type book or CD-ROM, when you can get the REAL THING?
 


NB:  Our low-resolution scans shown here are not perfect, but the book is almost PERFECT in every way!
Crisp and clearly printed; what you see here is NOT what you get.

A Sampling of Typical Illustrations
The book has 100 drawings & illustrations similar to these





The book covers commercial manufacture of black powder and all types of fireworks



Also shows and explains the commercial manufacture of nitroglycerin, dynamite, TNT, smokeless powder, and fulminates


All types of explosives testing is illustrated and explained, including lab procedures


But the "heart of the book" is dedicated to
the detailed chemistry of low and high explosives of every type


CONTENTS






Pages 1-190 published as Volume I, 1941; Pages 192-458 as Volume II, 1943.  Published complete in one volume on 7 March 1943.

This is an attractive, heavy, quality-bound volume--a jewel of a book.  It has 500 pages, with numerous tables, charts, graphs, photos, illustrations, drawings, formulae, and equations, plus an excellent 32-page index, and measures 8.5 x 5.5-inches. 

Softbound Edition:  ISBN 1-878628-43-7      $29.95 

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                      non-profit scientific and educational foundation
                      in support of "amateur" experimental
                      rocket science, engineering, and technology.

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