Online Catalogue last updated 25th of June 2012
This classic text tells you everything you need to know about charcoal and more. The subtitle is "How Charcoal Changed the World" and that it did. Read this fascinating story about how the simple item charcoal has influenced our lives. This book was a classic favourite for pyrotechnicians.
The history of uses for charcoal is covered in detail, including: links between charcoal and diamonds; the use of charcoal in the smelting of metals in the Bronze and Iron age; the development of gunpowder, and later peaceful use of black powder; early fireworks; how 35 bags of charcoal is used to make a single sword blade; how the Chinese was able to produce cast iron 17 centuries before the west; the development of coal and coke and its relationship to charcoal; charcoal burning; Medical benefits of activated charcoal; distillation of wood; and much more
Code No. 009724, 160 pages, $32.00