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    Dangerous Energy: The Archaeology of Gunpowder and Military Explosives Manufacture (Paperback) By (author) Wayne Cocroft, Volume editor David Jones, Volume editor Sue Wright, Volume editor Ellen McAdam

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    DescriptionThis book comprises a national study of the explosives industry and provides a framework for identification of its industrial archaeology and social history. Few monuments of gunpowder manufacture survive in Britain from the Middle Ages, although its existence is documented. Late 17th-century water-powered works are identifiable but sparse. In the later 18th century, however, the industry was transformed by state acquisition of key factories, notably at Faversham and at Waltham Abbey.In the mid-19th century developments in Britain paralleled those in continental Europe and in America, namely a shift to production on an industrial scale related to advances in armaments technology. The urgency and large-scale demands of the two world wars brought state-directed or state-led solutions to explosives production in the 20th century. Yhe book's concluding section looks at planning, preservation, conservation and presentation in relation to prospective future uses of these sites.


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    Title
    Dangerous Energy
    Subtitle
    The Archaeology of Gunpowder and Military Explosives Manufacture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wayne Cocroft, Volume editor David Jones, Volume editor Sue Wright, Volume editor Ellen McAdam
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 220 mm
    Height: 275 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 975 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781850747185
    ISBN 10: 1850747180
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JWM
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009010
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    DC22: 930.1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Libri: I-TE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, TTP, KNDM
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 662.20942, 662/.2/0942
    LC classification: TP272 .C63 2000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHT, KND, JWM, TTP
    Illustrations note
    50 colour and 280 b&w illustrations, 50 line drawings
    Publisher
    ENGLISH HERITAGE
    Imprint name
    ENGLISH HERITAGE
    Publication date
    31 December 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London