3 edition of Gunpowder (Inventions That Shaped the World found in the catalog.
Gunpowder (Inventions That Shaped the World
Trudi Strain Trueit
by Tandem Library
Written in English
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The Liber Ignium, or Book of Fires, attributed to Marcus Graecus, is a collection of incendiary recipes, including some gunpowder recipes. Partington dates the gunpowder recipes to approximately "The Gunpowder Age is an important revisionist history that brings together a very impressive amount of new information and interpretation, and will be essential reading, much debated and built on by scholars of the early modern histories of both Europe and China."—John E. Wills, Jr., author of A Global History, and The World from
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The first textual record of a proto-gunpowder formula is found in a book titled Secret Basics of the Strange Dao of the True Source of Things, published in and preserved in the great collection of Daoist literature. The book included thirty-five dangerous elixir formulas, three of which involved saltpeter. Gunpowder (or gun powder) is a mix of chemical substances (charcoal, sulfur and saltpeter).It burns very quickly, and creates gases. Those gases use up more space than the gunpowder they come from, so they push outward. If the gunpowder is in a small space, the gasses will push on the walls of the space, building up a gun, the pressure pushes against a bullet, . Gunpowder is a home-style Indian kitchen that showcases the vibrant, bold flavours of the subcontinent though responsibly sourced ingredients. Our menu is a modern interpretation of the family recipes we grew up with. Gunpowder has two restaurants in the heart of London.
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