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Fireworks, Principles and Practice 4th Ed.

Author:          

Ron Lancaster

ISBN:

0820604070

ISBN-13/EAN:

9780820604077

Price:

£95 (includes postage and credit card fee to UK and US); £100 (other countries)

Pages:

548

Publisher:

Chemical Publishing

Binding:

Hardback

This thoroughly revised and updated 4th edition of Fireworks: Principles and Practice, is the one essential reference regarded as the "Bible of Fireworks."

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Fireworks Displays, Explosive Entertainment: A guide to getting the most from your firework display for designers, firers and event organisers FULL COLOUR EDITION

Author:          

Tom Smith

ISBN:

0820600903

ISBN-13/EAN:

9780820600901

Price:

£113 (includes postage and credit card fee to UK and US); £118 (other countries)

Publisher:

Chemical Publishing

Binding:

Book - Other

Firework Displays: Explosive Entertainment

A guide to getting the most from your firework display for designers, firers and event organisers

Principle author — Dr Tom Smith, Davas Ltd

This new book, with over 180 illustrations and over 50 tables of data, is designed for firework display firers, designers and organisers of outdoor events.

From the enthusiastic amateur firer who wants to get the most from the legally available fireworks, all the way up to the seasoned professional, this book will benefit those needing more information about the ways professionals plan and use fireworks to the greatest effect.

Dr. Smith’s book covers the areas of:

– Ancient and modern history of firework displays
– Types of fireworks
– Firework effects
– Types of displays most commonly used today
– Newly created diagrams of firework types and effects, from both an aesthetic and safety point of view.


Specific sections on:

– Display safety
– Risk assessment
– Fallout issues
– Planning and rigging of the display site
– Research on mortar rack safety
– Display design
– Choosing the appropriate fireworks
– Colour theory
– Electric firing
– Synchronisation of fireworks to music
– Design philosophies
– Legal issues
– International standards
– Environmental effects of fireworks
– Case studies of displays, large and small
– Future developments in fireworks and displays
– What happens when things do not go to plan


Dr. Tom Smith, a well-known and influential figure with over 20 years experience in the firework industry, has created an essential guide to the exciting world of fireworks and firework displays.

He has been a consultant to the Athens Olympics, the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the London Millennium and New Year’s Eve displays.

Other contributors include:

Darryl Fleming – Kimbolton Fireworks
Chris Pearce and Andy Wiggins – Jubilee Fireworks
Rodney Clarke – FireOne
Martin Smith – Coordinator of the largest November 5th celebrations in the UK
Jim Donald – London New Year’s Eve displays
Andrew Walsh – Accolade events Australia, producer of large-scale world events
Murray Torrible – Precision Broking, insuring the world’s largest display companies

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Fireworks Displays, Explosive Entertainment: A guide to getting the most from your firework display for designers, firers and event organisers BLACK AND WHITE EDITION

Author:          

Tom Smith

ISBN:

0820600644

ISBN-13/EAN:

9780820600642

Price:

£98 (includes postage and credit card fee to UK and US); £103 (other countries)

Publisher:

Chemical Publishing

Binding:

Book - Hardback

Firework Displays: Explosive Entertainment

A guide to getting the most from your firework display for designers, firers and event organisers

Details: see colour edition (below)

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ellern

Military and Civilian Pyrotechnics

Author:          

Dr. Herbert Ellern

ISBN:

0820603643

ISBN-13/EAN:

9780820603643

Price:

£52 (includes postage and credit card fee to UK and US); £57 (other countries)

Pages:

480

Publication year:

1901

Publisher:

Chemical Publishing

Binding:

Paperback

Written for manufacturers, laboratory pyrotechnicians, and lay students, this book contains an enormous amount of invaluable data on the properties and production of pyrotechnic materials, on heat and light production, on aerosols, energy, and noise. Includes a manufacturing formulary, and a good reference section. Its wealth of information and highly readable style make it a ‘must have’ in every pyrotechnician’s library.

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weingart

Pyrotechnics

Author:          

George W. Weingart

ISBN:

0820601128

ISBN-13/EAN:

9780820601120

Price:

£70 (includes postage and credit card fee to UK and US); £75 (other countries)

Pages:

260

Publication year:

1901

Edition:

2 (Enlarged)

Publisher:

Chemical Publishing

Binding:

Hardback

This is a classic in the field, an enormously successful handbook on the art of making fireworks. In non-technical language, it gives formulas and detailed instructions for all the time-honored favorites, exhibition and display pieces. An indispensable book for both the beginner and the professional pyrotechnist. Table of contents

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brauer

Handbook of Pyrotechnics

Author:          

Karl O. Brauer

ISBN:

082060349X

ISBN-13/EAN:

9780820603490

Price:

£58 (includes postage and credit card fee to UK and US); £63 (other countries)

Pages:

416

Publication year:

1901

Publisher:

Chemical Publishing

Binding:

Paperback

This handbook provides extremely useful data and information about theory and industrial applications that formerly were limited to applications in military ordnance, fireworks, and rock blasting. These “civilian” applications include spacecraft, aircraft, underwater vehicle systems, metal forming, cladding, riveting and some other production methods. Twenty-one chapters contained in six parts: Explosive Materials, Explosive-Actuated Devices, Pyrotechnic Systems, Reliability and Testing, Explosive Production Methods and Appendix. Contains numerous charts, graphs and illustrations as useful aids.

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weingart

Weingart's Dictionary and Manual of Fireworks

Author:          

George Weingart

ISBN:

0820600938

ISBN-13/EAN:

9780820600932

Price:

£65 (includes postage and credit card fee to UK and US); £70 (other countries)

Pages:

182

Publication year:

1901

Publisher:

Chemical Publishing

Binding:

Hardback

Weingart's classic book on fireworks covering the author's work and experiments from 1890-1935. In case laminate hardback edition.

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Directory of UK Firework Companies
Directory supplied as an Adobe
Acrobat pdf file (£3)
Supplied as an Adobe
Acrobat pdf file (£3)

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Directory cover Directory content

This item will only be supplied by email. It lists over 100 companies with details of the services they provide, presented in an easy table format. Lists manufacturers, modifiers, importers, suppliers etc. of displays and fireworks

Directory supplied as a searchable database on CD (£21.20)
Supplied as a searchable database (£21.20)

This database of over 100 companies is simply installed: you can search for a company from a pick list or by entering its name or part of its name. You can print results, email them, or save them as a file.

You can search also on: type of service: manufacturer, modifier, importer, supplier, shop good supplier (direct of through shops), firer of displays, supplier of display packs

You can find out, for instance, which are the importers in London - or which are the suppliers in all areas except Leeds, London, Glasgow...

From the database you can click a link directly to the company's website. You can even save your search for future use.

Membership of trade organisations is also provided to give you an idea of the status of the company.

The database is supplied on CD-ROM and you can phone for help in installing it - although full instructions are provided. You will need to renew after one year to get more updates. Amendments provided by email.

Please note that the copy of the database supplied can not be used on a network.

Directory database

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