By Tenney L. Davis

The current quantity includes in a single binding the entire contents of quantity I, first released in may perhaps, 1941, and the complete contents of quantity II which was once released in March, 1943. The publication was once essentially for chemists. The writing of it used to be started out so that a textbook should be on hand for using scholars within the direction in powder and explosives which the writer gave for approximately 20 years (nearly each year because the first global conflict) to fourth-year and graduate scholars of chemistry and of chemical engineering on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.... the purpose of the ebook has been too defined as truly and apparently as attainable and as absolutely as appeared ecocnomic the modes of habit, either actual and chemical, of explosive ingredients, even if those modes locate useful software or now not. old fabric has been integrated the place it was once notion that it contributed to this finish, and has no longer been integrated in other places or for the other cause. it's a undeniable fact that an information of the background of rules, of individuals, or of items produces whatever of an analogous sympathetic realizing of them that residing with them and dealing with them does. --- excerpts from book's Preface

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