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The Ultimate Book of Explosives, Bombs & IEDs
N. C. AsthanaAnjali Nirmal The Ultimate Book of Explosives, Bombs & IEDs (ISBN: 978-81-7132-552-8)

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Contents: Acknowledgement. Preface. I. Explosives: the power behind everything: 1. Explosives and explosions: basics you must know. 2. Low but not lowly explosive. 3. High explosives: properties that matter to keep them on high. 4. Primary high explosives: they kick off everything. 5. High explosives: the illustrious nitric esters. 6. High explosives: the celebrated Nitroaromatics. 7. High explosives: the legendary Nitramines. 8. Composite explosives take the best of many things and make the very best. 9. Insensitive high explosives and some novel explosives. 10. Ammonium nitrate based explosive capture the world of non-military explosives. 11. The deceptive beauty of binary explosive. 12. Liquid and foam explosives: amazing, isn't it? 13. Milestones in the development of explosives. 14. Propellants: to shove hard but not to shatter. 15. Initiating devices: safety fuse, detonators and detonating cord. 16. How explosions do what they do: the mechanics of damage by explosions. 17. Oh, the so fascinating job of demolitions! 18. How to use explosives for breaching in tactical situations like urban fighting and hostage rescue. 19. The esoteric world of shaped charges, explosive lenses used in nuclear weapons and explosively formed projectiles. II. Bombs: to break the back of nations: 20. Bombs in a historical perspective. 21. The technology of bombs: an overview. 22. Some of the great bombs in service today. 23. Dig deep and hit hard: the bunker busters. 24. Cluster bombs: bombs that breed Bomblets. 25. The much-maligned Napalm, its cousins and fuel-air explosives. 26. Bombs take a technological leap and become smart. 27. Little bombs for big guys: grenades. 28. Springing nasty surprises: landmines. III. IEDs: ingenuity unlimited: 29. Make it, set it, forget it: the fascinating world of time delay and booby trap type IEDs. 30. Boom at the press of button: all about command actuated IEDs. 31. Designs of the time delay and remote control IEDs found in recent use in the Middle East. 32. The last resort: suicide bombs or victim operated IEDs. 33. Car bombs: the terrorist's most devastating weapon. 34. Getting into the war mode: terrorists' use of IEDs capable of being used in a military context. 35. Busting the myth of the mysterious liquid explosives called TATP and HMTD. 36. Explosives and IEDs made by amateurs. Appendixes: i. Jammers. ii. Detection of explosives. iii. High explosives at a glance. Selected bibliography. Index.


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