A History of Greek Fire and Gunpowder

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Oktober 1998



For nearly 600 years, from battles of the early 14th century to the dropping of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima, firearms derived from gunpowder and other chemicals defined the frightful extent of war. In this classic work, first published in 1960, distinguished historian James Riddick Partington provides a worldwide survey of the evolution of incendiary devices, Greek fire, and gunpowder. 21 illustrations.


James Riddick Partington was a distinguished historian of science and a professor of chemistry at the University of London. Bert S. Hall is an associate professor at the University of Toronto's Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology and the author of Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe: Gunpowder, Technology, and Tactics, also available from Johns Hopkins.


The story of the evolution of chemical explosives for 600 years... a must volume for any historian, military or civilian, interested in gunpowder. -- Larry S. Strett Gun Week Partington's classic study reappears in this welcome reprint edition enhanced by an informed and useful introduction by Bert Hall. Hall's appreciation of Partington's work explains why we are in his debt and what we should beware of when consulting him. -- Alex Roland Technology and Culture
EAN: 9780801859540
ISBN: 0801859549
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1998
Seitenanzahl: 416 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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