From the Preface of the Third Edition: The purpose of this work is to help beginners who are professionally engaged in manufacture or planning fireworks in factories. I have laid emphasis on three points, the creation of beauty, the nature of materials and safety control. Part 1 contains a brief history of fireworks in Japan, mainly according to researches of Y.Sakenobe and Dr.H.Nambo. Part 2 describes firework art, for this art is the soul of fireworks. My hope is that readers might study the subject more deeply so that fireworks might be more attractive. Part 3 concerns the science of fireworks. This is not from an aesthetic standpoint but rather basic knowledge which is indispensable for producing fireworks. Part 4 concerns pyrotechnics; in this part I have assigned many pages for the description of firework materials following the requests of readers of my former work. But I am afraid that there may be some gaps due to lack of experience and knowledge. I have tried to modify firework compositions a little according to recent work by S.Lancaster. Part 5 is concerned with safety control based on our empirical laws. This work is primary a practical one, and the description of theory has been kept as simple as possible. This is to meet the need of my former readers.
Descrizione libro U.S.A.: Pyrotechnica Pubns, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 4th Edition. This is the newly revised and expanded edition of Dr Shimizu's classic work on fireworks-making. The best work yet on Japanese firework making from the chemicals and techniques for combining them through making fireworks of many kinds including Japanese style aerial shells. Codice libro della libreria ABE-1482597578966