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The Chemistry of Fireworks

The Chemistry of Fireworks

Author: Michael S Russell

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9781847552037

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 136

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For centuries fireworks have been a source of delight and amazement in cultures around the world. But what produces their dazzling array of effects? This book takes you behind the scenes to explore the chemistry and physics behind the art of pyrotechnics. Topics covered include history and characteristics of gunpowder; principles behind each of the most popular firework types: rockets, shells, fountains, sparklers, bangers, roman candles and wheels; special effects, including sound effects, coloured smokes and electrical firing; firework safety for private use and displays; and firework legislation. The Chemistry of Fireworks is aimed at students with A level qualifications or equivalent. The style is concise and easy to understand, and the theory of fireworks is discussed in terms of well-known scientific concepts wherever possible. It will also be a useful source of reference for anyone studying pyrotechnics as applied to fireworks. Review Extracts "a worthwhile addition to the pyrotechnist's library" Fireworks "a useful source of information which makes absorbing reading."" Angewandte Chemie, International Edition.

Fireworks

Fireworks

Author: Simon Werrett

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226893778

Category: History

Page: 359

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Fireworks are synonymous with celebration in the twenty-first century. But pyrotechnics—in the form of rockets, crackers, wheels, and bombs—have exploded in sparks and noise to delight audiences in Europe ever since the Renaissance. Here, Simon Werrett shows that, far from being only a means of entertainment, fireworks helped foster advances in natural philosophy, chemistry, mathematics, and many other branches of the sciences. Fireworks brings to vibrant life the many artful practices of pyrotechnicians, as well as the elegant compositions of the architects, poets, painters, and musicians they inspired. At the same time, it uncovers the dynamic relationships that developed between the many artists and scientists who produced pyrotechnics. In so doing, the book demonstrates the critical role that pyrotechnics played in the development of physics, astronomy, chemistry and physiology, meteorology, and electrical science. Richly illustrated and drawing on a wide range of new sources, Fireworks takes readers back to a world where pyrotechnics were both divine and magical and reveals for the first time their vital contribution to the modernization of European ideas.

For the Love of Fireworks

For the Love of Fireworks

Author: Lynn McLain

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781483471778

Category:

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What causes our breathtaking excitement when fireworks burst above us? Why do we "see fireworks" when we fall deeply in romantic love? Why are fireworks and explosions the most apt metaphor for passion of any kind? Lynn McLain, a daughter of Dr. Joseph H. McLain, who designed and manufactured fireworks and worked on safety standards for decades, poses those questions -- and answers many others in this compact book that celebrates all that fireworks have to offer. The book includes colorful reproductions of rare images alongside intriguing historical and cultural fireworks trivia questions and answers. All royalties from its sale will be donated to the installation of an unprecedented, fireworks-inspired, computer-programmable, permanent light sculpture at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland in honor of Dr. John A. Conkling and in memory of the author's father, both of whom made great contributions to the science and safety of fireworks.

ADOBE FIREWORKS CS6标准培训教材

ADOBE FIREWORKS CS6标准培训教材

Author: ACAA专家委员会 DDC传媒

Publisher: BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.

ISBN:

Category: Computers

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为了让读者系统、快速地掌握Adobe Fireworks CS6软件,本书全面、详细地介绍了Fireworks的基础知识和基本操作、位图图像处理、矢量图形设计、文本处理与颜色应用、动态滤镜的使用,图文并茂地讲解样式、元件和URL、层、页面、蒙版、混合模式的使用及如何创建切片、变换图像和热点、按钮、弹出菜单和动画。另外还介绍了如何在Fireworks中对图像进行优化和导出,任务自动化等。本书由行业资深人士、Adobe专家委员会成员以及参与Adobe中国数字艺术教育发展计划命题的专业人员编写。全书语言通俗易懂,内容由浅入深、循序渐进,并配以大量的图示,特别适合初学者学习,同时对有一定基础的读者也大有裨益。本书对参加Adobe及ACAA认证考试的考生具有指导意义,同时也可以作为高等学校美术专业计算机辅助设计课程的教材。另外,本书也非常适合其他各类培训班及广大自学人员参考阅读。

Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32437121434316

Category: Administrative law

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Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.