The first book to detail all aspects of this major class of pyrolants illustrates the progress that has been made in the field, covering both the manufacture and applications. Authored żeby a pre-eminent authority on the subject from the NATO Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC), it opens with an overview of the historical development of these materials, followed żeby their ignition and combustion chemistry and their radiative properties. The next section explores the multifaceted military and civilian applications, as well as production and synthetic techniques. The critical importance of associated hazards, namely sensitivity, stability and aging, are discussed in detail, and the whole is rounded off żeby a look at the future of this vital and expanding field. §The result is a complete guide to the chemistry, manufacture, applications and safety of pyrolants for both the military and chemical industries.