Bang!: The Ultimate Book of Explosions Big and Small

Bang!: The Ultimate Book of Explosions Big and Small

by Rod Green
     
 

15 billion years ago an enormous blast set off a chain of events that would begin the creation of the universe. If anyone had been around they would have no doubt witnessed a tremendous boom, a huge explosion, a big bang. The world has, since that moment, spent much time making things explode!

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Overview

15 billion years ago an enormous blast set off a chain of events that would begin the creation of the universe. If anyone had been around they would have no doubt witnessed a tremendous boom, a huge explosion, a big bang. The world has, since that moment, spent much time making things explode!

This is the ultimate guide to all bangs — big and small, natural and man-made — from the controlled to the catastrophic, from the extraordinary to the extra-terrestrial. Brimming with color images, from the contained explosion which brings down a tower block to the uncontrollable roar as the earth's crust is ripped apart. Along the way we will learn some amazing facts — how the ancient Chinese made gunpowder (and then fired rockets out of bamboo poles), the science behind the kettle drum, the secrets of plastic explosives and gamma ray bursts and the mysterious explosions in deep space which baffle and excite scientists.

Both funny and fascinating and crammed full of exciting photographs and illustrations, Bang! The ultimate book of explosions big and small is the definitive handbook to all things that go bang.

Author Biography

Rod Green has been a journalist, editor and author for more than 25 years. He began his career writing features and editing fiction for children's and teenage magazines before working as a reporter and features writer for a national newspaper. During his 15-year career in book publishing he has worked for a number of major international publishers, devising and creating books across a huge range of subjects from Star Wars and Mr. Bean to science, motorsport and military history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760749784
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.67(d)

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