Entitled "What Modern High Explosives Can Do," photographic reproduction depicts the explosion of a wood boom located in a natural body of water. Debris, fire, smoke and water emanate from the explosion.
This plate is found within The Romance of Modern Chemistry, which is a layman's introduction to topics in chemistry. Includes a history of chemistry along with alchemy and the philosopher's stone; elements including organic, invisible, metals, acids, alkalies, and water; chemical changes such as fire, freezing and explosions; chemistry of the stars; food; electricity; solutions and crystals; as well as discoveries in chemistry.
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