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The Chemistry of Fireworks

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By: M S Russell
The Chemistry of Fireworks
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  • The Chemistry of Fireworks ISBN: 9780854045983 Paperback Dec 2000 Out of Print #109518
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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.


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.

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