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History of Shock Waves, Explosions and Impact: A Chronological and Biographical Reference

By: Peter Krehl

1100 pages, 700 illus


Hardback | Jan 2008 | #163105 | ISBN-13: 9783540206781
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This unique and encyclopedic reference work describes the evolution of the physics of modern shock wave and detonation from the earlier and classical percussion.

The history of this long and complex process is first reviewed in a general survey that encompasses everything from the earliest observations and interpretations of puzzling high-rate dynamic phenomena of natural and man-made explosions to the discussion of the merits of modern numerical computer simulations.

Subsequently, the subject is treated in more detail and in chronological order in the central section of the book, while also being richly illustrated in form of a picture gallery. The bibliographies index provides 122 short biographies of eminent researchers who have contributed to the field. Further references on biographical sources are given, and both name and subject indices (with over 3400 and 1700 entries respectively) are provided.

From the reviews: "The book written by ! Peter O. K. Krehl is a tour de force describing the historic development of explosion and shock wave science. ! The book with almost 1300 pages and more than 1500 pictures is an extraordinary compilation of the development of shock wave physics and explosion science over time. Its encyclopaedic style allows for easy access, both for scientists or for students ! . I found myself unable to stop reading once I started. The book is essential for public libraries." (Rolf Prummer, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, Vol. 34 (5), October, 2010)


Introduction.- General Survey.- Chronology.- Picture Gallery.- Biographies.- Supplementary References.- Name Index.- Subject Index.

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