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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  • Author(s): Cocroft, Wayne
  • Publisher: English Heritage
  • Publication year: 2000
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