History of Military Demolitions
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...Alfred Nobel created an igniter of nitroglycerin based on the black powder... ?Running Head: HISTORY OF DEMOLITIONS History of Demolitions Modern theory of demolition absorbed the centuries old experience, creative pursuits, fruits of hard work and talent of craftsmen, inventors, technicians, engineers, scientists, whose efforts constantly synthesize, refine and enrich the legacy of military, technical and scientific expertise of many millions of people. The first “low explosive” invented by man was black powder - a mechanical mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal and sulfur, usually in ratio of 75:15:10. There is a widespread opinion that these compositions appeared in ancient times and were used...