Dangerous energy: the archaeology of gunpowder and military explosives manufacture
Card cover, 320pp., very heavy book, profusely illustrated with b/w photographs, drawings and diagrams.
This book comprises a national study of the explosives industry and provides a framework for identification of its industrial archaeology and social history.
‘Success to the Black Art’
The royal factories 1759-1850
Gunpowder manufacture in the second half of the nineteenth century
The demise of gunpowder
The development of the chemical explosives industry, c 1850-1914
The Great War 1914-18
Rearmament and the Second World War
The archaeology of rocketry
Survival and reuse
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