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Overview

This world-famous work has been enlarged and updated without tampering with its tried and tested format. Around 500 alphabetically ordered, monographic entries consider the physicochemical properties, production methods and safe applications of over 120 explosive chemicals, while discussing 70 fuels, additives and oxidizing agents and describing the relevant test methods.
The extensive thermodynamic data has been thoroughly updated and now also provided on a CD-ROM compiled by the Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology. This excerpt from the ICT Thermodynamical Database not only includes additional thermodynamic data, and references to further reading, but also features enhanced search facilities.
Other key features include a 1,500-entry combined index and glossary with terms and abbreviations in English, French and German, conversion tables and numerous literature references.
A handy reference for explosive experts and also for translators, public authorities and patent lawyers.

From reviews of previous editions:
'... This wealth of information and an index that comprises some 1500 keywords and several conversion tables make this a unique source of knowledge for anybody working with explosives.' (Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics)

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Consisting of approximately 500 entries, this handbook summarizes fundamental information relevant to explosives, such as formulas and properties of explosive chemicals, descriptions of testing methods, and definitions of components. The fifth edition adds an entry on airbags. The CD-ROM contains data on the current enthalpies of formation and free energies of formation of the compounds in the book. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
Aus Rezensionen voriger Auflagen:

'Die erste Auflage dieses Handbuchs erschien 1932. Inzwischen ist es zum Klassiker der Sprengstoffliteratur avanciert. Als Lexikon angelegt, beschreibt der Textteil ausführlich mehr als 550 Begriffe, darunter über 1000 chemische Verbindungen mit Explosivcharakter, komplett mit Strukturformeln und Daten. ... Der Leser findet außerdem Angaben zu Herstellungsverfahren und Anwendungsmöglichkeiten dieser Stoffe sowie zu rund 70 Additiven, Brennstoffen und Oxidanten.'
Gefährliche Ladung

'... Nach wie vor ist 'der Meyer' als handliches und informatives Standard-Nachschlage- und Auskunftswerk durchaus nicht nur für Insider interessant.
Auch für diejenigen, die nur gelegentlich oder am Rande mit dem Problem der Explosivstoffe konfrontiert werden, ist das Werk ein zuverlässiges Informationsmittel.'
Sprengstoffe - Pyrotechnik

'... Etwa 1500 Suchworte im Schlagwortregister ... die Erklärung von Kurzbezeichnungen machen dieses Buch zu einem umfassenden und aktuellen Lexikon nicht nur für den Fachmann in der Industrie, sondern auch für Übersetzer, Zeitungsredakteure und Patentanwälte.'
Steine und Erden

'... Das hohe Niveau, von dem die Verfasser etwa bei der Schilderung von Herstellungsverfahren ausgehen, schließt, sicherheitspolizeilich durchaus zu begrüßen, den Sprengstoffbastler von vornherein aus.
Ein Werk von Fachleuten, die selbst in der Sprengstoffherstellung tätig sind, für ebensolche Fachleute.'
Öffentliche Sicherheit

'... Allein die Häufigkeit des Erscheinens spricht für das Interesse an diesem Buch.'
Spreng-Info

' Ein Buch, das in mehr als 60 Jahren 8 Auflagen erlebt hat, bedarf keiner besonderen Empfehlung...'
Archiv für Kriminologie

'Das in Fachkreisen sehr geschätzte und im deutschsprachigen Raum einmalige Nachschlagewerk ist soeben in seiner 8. überarbeiteten Auflage erschienen. ... Das Werk geht in seiner Art jedoch über ein reines Zahlenwerk weit hinaus. ... Dieses nunmehr seit mehr als 60 Jahren erscheinende Nachschlagewerk der Explosivstoffe unterstreicht in seiner 8. Auflage einmal mehr durch die kurzen und prägnanten Erläuterungen seine Bedeutung für all die Personen, die mit Sprengmitteln umgehen. Es ist ein wertvolles Hilfsmittel in der täglichen Arbeit und kann zu Recht als Standardwerk im wissenschaftlich-industriellen aber auch behördlichen Bereich angesehen werden.'
Glückauf Forschungshefte

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527316564
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/24/2007
  • Edition description: 6th, Completely Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 430
  • Sales rank: 820,800
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.41 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Braunschweig in 1962, Josef Köhler trained as a pyrotechnician and an authorized user of explosives, completing his degree in chemical engineering in 1988. After completing his basic military service, he began his professional career as an administrator in the R&D department of an explosives company. From 1991 onwards, he worked initially as the assistant to the works manager in producing combustible ammunition, and was promoted to manager two years later. In 1996 he left to found his own company in Austria, where he mainly works on the development and production of pyrotechnical special effects for the British film industry. Additionally, he creates new, environmentally friendly priming explosives and works in the field of detonation and ignition technology. As well as being a technical writer, Josef Köhler works as a freelance lecturer and sworn expert for the courts.
Axel Homburg was born in 1936 in Hanover, and studied at the Technische Hochschule in Darmstadt, where he gained his doctorate in the field of jet engines and rocket technology. From 1963 to 1968 he was a scientific assistant at the TH Darmstadt, before joining the "Propellants" department at Dynamit Nobel AG in 1969. In 1972 he became head of the main R&D department for explosives, the business unit he represented when he joined the board in 1983. From 1987 through 1997 Dr. Homburg was chairman of the board at Dynamit Nobel AG, switching to the supervisory board upon his retirement in 1998, where he remained a member until 2002. He sits on various national and international committees, and has been chairman of the board of trustees at the Fraunhofer Institute for chemical Technology (ICT) since 1994 and a member of the board of trustees at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) since 1989.

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Table of Contents

Around 500 alphabetically ordered, monographic entries related to the area of explosives.

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