Saltpeter : the mother of gunpowder /
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Saltpeter : the mother of gunpowder /

This is the story of saltpeter, the vital but mysterious substance craved by governments from the Tudors to the Victorians as an 'inestimable treasure.' National security depended on control of this organic material - that had both mystical and mineral properties. Derived from soil enriche...

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Main Author: Cressy, David
Corporate Author: PALCI EBSCO books
Format: Online Book
Published: Oxford : Oxford Univeresity Press, 2013.
Access:Online version
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