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Explosives: their History, Manufacture, Properties and Tests

Nature volume 131, pages 452454 (01 April 1933) | Download Citation



MARSHALL'S “Explosives” was first published in 1915 at a time when interest in the subject had been stimulated by the necessity for the production of service explosives on a scale unprecedented in the history of the world. Republished in a second edition in 1917, the addition of new matter, particularly on nitro-aromatic compounds, necessitated its expansion to two volumes. The treatment of the subject suffered from the unavoidable restrictions imposed by the necessity of maintaining secrecy concerning the composition, manufacture, and applications of many of those materials in use as service explosives, which precluded the publication of information obtained during the early years of the War.

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