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Explosives, 5th, Completely Revised Edition

Explosives, 5th, Completely Revised Edition

Rudolf Meyer, Josef Köhler, Axel Homburg

ISBN: 978-3-527-61634-3

Jan 2008

434 pages

Select type: E-Book

$188.99

Description

This world-famous reference work has been enlarged and updated without tampering with its tried and tested format. Around 500 alphabetically ordered, monographic entries consider the physicochemical properties, production methods and safe applications of over 120 explosive chemicals; discuss 70 fuels, additives and oxidizing agents; and describe test methods.

The extensive thermodynamic data have been thoroughly updated and for the first time are also provided in electronic format. The included CD-ROM was compiled by the Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology (Pfinztal, Germany) and represents an excerpt from the ICT Thermodynamical Database. Not only additional thermodynamic data, and references to further reading, but also enhanced search facilities are provided.

Other key features include: the 1500-entry combined index and glossary (comprising terms and abbreviations in English, French and German), conversion tables and many literature references.

This book is suitable for explosive experts and also for translators, public authorities and patent lawyers.

From reviews of previous editions:
'... This wealth of information and an index that comprises some 1500 keywords and several conversion tables make this a unique source of knowledge for anybody working with explosives.' (Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics)
Around 500 alphabetically ordered, monographic entries related to the area of explosives.
'... This wealth of information and an index that comprises some 1500 keywords and several conversion tables make this a unique source of knowledge for anybody working with explosives.'
(Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics)

'... The objective of the book is to provide fundamental information on explosives to both the experts and the general public, making it of use to anybody working with explosives in the civil and military fields'
(Mining Engineering)

'... This book may, perhaps, be considered as an encyclopedia of explosives. It lists virtually all known explosives Some are described in considerable detail, while others are simply listed. Many formulation and composition generalities are given. However, it is not a recipe book for someone wanting to make an explosive ... . The book should be a valuable addition to any technical library.'
(Industrial Chemist)

'... The audience for this book would be anyone needing fundamental information on individual explosives. The descriptions and the illustrations are quite clear and in many cases were checked for accuracy by the manufacturer.'
(ARBA)