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    DescriptionThe technological achievements that make contemporary society possible are the result of some ten thousand years of development of the intentional use of fire, yet there is surprisingly little information on the practice and importance of pyrotechnology. J.E. Rehder, an engineer with fifty years of experience in industrial research and pyrotechnology, offers a detailed examination of how fire and furnaces were used in antiquity - from the hardening of clay, to the smelting of iron ore, to the production of glass. "The Mastery and Uses of Fire in Antiquity" provides much-needed information for anyone interested in archaeology, anthropology, and pyrotechnology.


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    Title
    The Mastery and Uses of Fire in Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J.E. Rehder
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 244
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780773530744
    ISBN 10: 0773530746
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    DC22: 930.1
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 660.29687
    Thema V1.0: NK, JHM
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    McGill-Queen's University Press
    Imprint name
    McGill-Queen's University Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Montreal
    Review quote
    "Every archeologist who works in metal ages will want to have this book handy. A highly useful volume with much interesting information and insight." Journal of Anthropological Research "Rehder has succeeded in presenting complex issues of physics and chemistry in a manner that can be understood by the nonspecialist. This is an important work that represents state-of-the-art research and is the only comprehensive treatment of this subject available." Michael Bisson, McGill University