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  Gunpowder: The History of an International Technology  




Bath University Press
Year 1996
Binding hardcover, 403 pages
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0861971244

From the back matter:

The Gunpowder Symposium of 1994... "was particularly satisfying in that it provided an unprecedented opportunity for the international exchange of ideas and information. Covering a time period ranging from the mid-l5th century to the 20th century, the papers explored the sensitive technical and scientific skills essential to gunpowder's manufacture and use and its relationship to the development of weaponry, mining, and civil engineering... riveting, even for non-specialists"
Molly Berger in Technology and Culture (July, 1995)
Reviews in scholarly journals
By John Francis Guilmartin. Technology and Culture - Volume 39, Number 3, July 1998, pp. 547-549.
Reviews from Amazon:
Gunpowder in history at its best. "As an anthology of 24 essays submitted at the 22nd International Symposium of ICOHTEC in 1994, this book represents a real mine of information on black powder production and employment. The academic rank of the various entries is not perfectly even but the overall level is more than satisfactory. It is, as a matter of fact, a must for the serious military historian working up to the end of the XIX century." Marco Morin (December 1, 2003)


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