This program traces the history of the development of explosives focusing on gunpowder, nitroglycerin and efforts, particularly by Alfred Nobel, to make them safe to handle. Commentary ... See full summary »

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This program traces the history of the development of explosives focusing on gunpowder, nitroglycerin and efforts, particularly by Alfred Nobel, to make them safe to handle. Commentary examines the fascination with explosives, the guilt of explosives developers and the fallacy of the doomsday weapon that would put an end to wars. Written by David Foss

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14 January 1997 (USA)  »

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