Gunpowder: A History of the Explosive that Changed the World

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Atlantic Books, 2004 - 260 էջ
When Chinese alchemists fashioned the first man-made explosion during the tenth century, no one could have foreseen its full revolutionary potential. Invented to frighten evil spirits rather than fuel guns or bombs, the simple mixture of saltpetre, sulphur and charcoal became one of humanity's most critical inventions. As word of its explosive properties spread from Asia to Europe, it paved the way for Western exploration, hastened the end of feudalism and the rise of the nation state, and greased the wheels of the Industrial Revolution . . .

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Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - vguy - LibraryThing

Very neat little book that tells a few good action yarns, gives overall historical insight and juicy technical details. Most interesting: the ferocious speed and expansion of an explosion, how ... Read full review

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Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

Its an interesting write up of the history of Gunpowder - from the invention of it in China, to how it was used in the American Revolution. At times, it was a bit slow. But for the most part, I ... Read full review

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