1st Edition

Rock Blasting Terms and Symbols
A Dictionary of Symbols and Terms in Rock Blasting and Related Areas like Drilling, Mining and Rock Mechanics

Edited By

Agne Rustan

ISBN 9789054104414
Published January 1, 1998 by CRC Press
204 Pages

USD $290.00

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Book Description

This dictionary represents today the most extensive rock blasting dictionary available and it is therefore a valuable tool and essential for research and writing reports, papers to international journals.

Terminology is important in the process of development of a science because it is the language for communication between students, teachers, technicians, scientists and practitioners in the field of blasting. This dictionary contains 1,980 terms, 316 symbols, ninety-three acronyms, abbreviations and shortened forms, 221 references, thirty-one figures, thity-two formulas and twenty-eight tables. In this book, not only short definitions of the terms are presented, but also a quantification of some terms is included, and their relationship to other parameters in blasting is highlighted.

All students, teachers, technicians, engineers, scientists and practioners in the field of blasting should get a copy as a desk reference book. If we all use the same symbols for example, the reading of blasting papers is speeded up and facilitated a lot.


"Absolutely essential reading for students, teachers, engineers, earth scientists, etc. in this field ...."

"...and will assist dramatically in ensuring the different specialists are using terms consistently. " 

AMF Reviews 26.