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1) dynamite. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The proportions vary in different kinds of dynamite; often ammonium nitrate or sodium nitrate is added. The mass is usually pressed in cylindrical forms and wrapped...

2) Linares. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The rich silver and lead mines nearby have brought prosperity to the city, which now has many metallurgical industries. Powder and dynamite are chief products....

3) Nobel, Alfred Bernhard. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Swedish chemist and inventor. Educated in St. Petersburg, Russia, he traveled as a youth and returned to St. Petersburg in 1852 to assist his father in the development...

4) nitroglycerin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Nitroglycerin was discovered (c.1847) by the Italian chemist Ascanio Sobrero and was first produced commercially by Alfred Nobel. It is used medicinally to provide...

5) blasting. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Modern methods of blasting involve four operations: drilling the holes to receive the charge, placing it, stemming the hole (i.e., filling the hole above the charge...

6) explosive. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The reaction products fill a much greater volume than that occupied by the original material and exert an enormous pressure, which can be used for blasting and for...

7) glycerol. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Glycerol is present in the form of its esters (glycerides) in all animal and vegetable fats and oils. It is obtained commercially as a byproduct when fats and oils...

8) diatom. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Most diatoms exist singly, although some join to form colonies. They are usually yellowish or brownish, and are found in fresh- and saltwater, in moist soil, and...

9) coral reefs. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The accumulation of skeletal material, broken and piled up by wave action, produces a massive calcareous formation that supports the living corals and a great variety...

10) seismology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Seismographic InstrumentsInstruments used to detect and record seismic disturbances are known as seismographs. Those in use today vary somewhat in design and function,...

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