Full title: Gunpowder, explosives and the state : a technological history / edited by Brenda J. Buchanan.
Author/creator: Buchanan, Brenda J.
Call Numbers: N662.26/3
Record Identifier: 74VKvmx70JJX
Contents: xxiii, 425 p. : ill., facsims., maps, plans ; 24 cm., 1. Realities and perceptions in the evolution of black powder making / Robert A. Howard -- 2. Gunpowder and its applications in ancient India / Asitesh Bhattacharya -- 3. The Indian response to firearms, 1300-1750 / Iqtidar Alam Khan -- 4. Saltpetre : a commodity of empire / Brenda J. Buchanan -- 5. Venetian gunpowder in the second half of the sixteenth century : production, storage, use / Walter Panciera -- 6. The Barcarena Gunpowder Factory : its history and technological evolution between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries / Antonio C. Quintela, Joao Louis Cardoso and Jose Manuel de Mascarenhas -- 7. Saltpetre at the intersection of military and agricultural interests in eighteenth-century Sweden / Thomas Kaiserfeld -- 8. Torsebro Powder Mills, Sweden : manufacturing and testing the product / Leif Martensson -- 9. Portuguese overseas gunpowder factories, in particular those of Goa (India) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) / Jose Manuel de Mascarenhas -- 10. Gunpowder manufacture in Cairo from Bonaparte to Muhammad' Ali : adaptation, innovation and the transfer of technology, 1798-1820 / Patrice Bret -- 11. Eleve des Poudres : E. I. du Pont's multiple transfers of French technology / Darwin H. Stapleton -- 12. Unorthodox British technology at the Confederate Gunpowder Works, Augusta, Georgia, 1862-1865 / William S. Curtis -- 13. Breech-loading guns with removable powder chambers : a long-lived military technology / Kelly DeVries and Robert Douglas Smith -- 14. The smelting of iron cannons and consumption of gunpowder in Gipuzkoa in the sixteenth century / Ignacio M. Carrion Arregui -- 15. Rational mechanics as enlightenment engineering : Leonhard Euler and interior ballistics / Brett D. Steele -- 16. Pellets, pebbles and prisms : British munitions for larger guns, 1860-1885 / Seymour H. Mauskopf -- 17. Scientific reasoning and the empirical approach at the time of the European invention of smokeless powder / Rene Amiable -- 18. Smokeless powder : scientific and institutional contexts at the end of the nineteenth century / Richard E. Rice -- 19. Rackarock : on the path from black powder to ANFO / Ian D. Rae and James H. Whitehead -- 20. Explosives from oil : the transformation of Royal Dutch/Shell during World War I from oil to petrochemical company / Ernst Homburg.
Publishers: Aldershot ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2006.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
MMS ID: 991021464179702626