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Lang Matl
Author Werrett, Simon.

Title Fireworks : pyrotechnic arts and sciences in European history / Simon Werrett.

Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  TP268    Available
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  TP268    Available
Description viii, 359 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-337) and index.
Contents Perfecting the pyrotecnique story: the ingenious invention of artificial fireworks -- Philosophies of fire: pyrotechny as alchemy, magic, and mechanics -- A touch of cold philosophy: incendiarism and experiment at the Royal Society -- Spectacula
Subject Fireworks -- Europe -- History.
ISBN 9780226893778 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226893774 (cloth : alk. paper)