The Preparatory Manual Of Explosives, Third Edition

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The Preparatory Manual of Explosives, third edition is an invaluable reference manual covering the preparation and use of 166 of the most influential explosive compounds known to man. The book is also an excellent and powerful collection of over 175 years of explosives science. The Preparatory Manual of Explosives, third edition is a laboratory manual that has been broken down into "easy to understand" chapters starting with basic chemistry and laboratory techniques, then leading up to explosives dynamics and ...
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Overview

The Preparatory Manual of Explosives, third edition is an invaluable reference manual covering the preparation and use of 166 of the most influential explosive compounds known to man. The book is also an excellent and powerful collection of over 175 years of explosives science. The Preparatory Manual of Explosives, third edition is a laboratory manual that has been broken down into "easy to understand" chapters starting with basic chemistry and laboratory techniques, then leading up to explosives dynamics and finally leading up to the preparation of the explosives themselves in detail. The Preparatory Manual of Explosives, third edition is an excellent reference book for anyone's book collection, and the book will enlighten the reader in the art of explosives chemistry and science.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615142906
  • Publisher: Jared Ledgard
  • Publication date: 4/4/2007
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 588
  • Sales rank: 509,555
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.19 (d)

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  • Posted November 29, 2010

    A master piece of explosives chemistry.

    La la la la la la as you mix the chemicals in your mom's kitchen? Jesus, I know the author Jared Ledgard and he is a master chemist with a master's from the University of Washington. So he misspelled the word rifle, big deal, many books have grammar errors in them. The Preparatory Manual of Explosives, third edition is by far the best book on explosives chemistry, and it makes the anarchist cookbook look like a girl scout handbook. This book is the S%^t, and leaves no stone unturned, it covers all the major explosives big brother does not want you to know about. I mean for real, search and search, see if you can come up with information that has not already been ripped-off from this book, and see if you can find a book that can compete. As far as misspellings are concerned, there are several misspellings in this book, but tell me this, can you type a 500+ page book and not have any grammar errors??? An A++++ book all the way, and God bless the author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2010

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    poor mans james bond?

    I'm not too sure about this book. The first recipe I looked up was silver fulminate on page 118. The author mispells the word rifle. Is there really room for mistakes in this book? Kryke. As I glance through the book I find that that it appears to be writtin by someone who doesn't speak english, great. Then I look up the authors name and all his books are in the arena of shock and awe. I think it wise to find an author who is an expert on a subject and not an enterpreneur peddeling edgy information. But I haven't really given the book a chance (to blow myself up) so maybe I'm wrong.
    In truth it appears to have a lot of information in it but is probably missing essential pieces. I'd think if anoyone who knew what they were doing took a look at this book, they would have something to say about it.
    It may be useful if you're a chemist or a pre-mature al qaeda bomber. Just make sure you yell la la la la la la as you mix components in your Moms kitchen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2007

    Preparatory Manual of Explosives, Third Edition

    This book is a laboratory manual that is basically geared to teaching the reader the art of explosives chemistry, literally. As described in the previous review, the book is easy to read, and it is obvious that the target audience of this book is the ¿common man¿, yet the book maintains a highly professional quality to it. From chapter 1, to Chapter 20, the book is a step-by-step instruction manual designed to teach the reader how to make each explosive, their uses, and general physical and chemical properties. The book even includes a simple and easy to understand chapter on general laboratory processes covering: extraction and purification, recrystallization, distillation, and filtration processes. A must have book for any collector, educator, or enthusiast.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2007

    Preparatory Manual of Explosives, Third Edition

    The Preparatory Manual of Explosives is the complete collection of explosives data and information. The book is huge and has numerous detailed processes. It is clear by the exhaustive detail that the author has put allot of time and effort into this book. The book covers just about every category of explosive used in industrial, military, and commercial use. No other book that I know of can compete with this book. One of the greatest attributes to the book is the fact that it gets right to the point on each explosive, and skips all the pointless ¿hard to understand¿ scientific jargon often found in other books. In short, the book is easy for just about anyone to understand, and you don¿t need to be a college professor to understand the material. A highly recommended book for anyone¿s book collection.

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