Dictionary and Manual of Fireworks was written by a legend in the pyrotechnic field.
Not only is this book written by George Washington Weingart’s, it contains the Carlisle-Weingart Papers. These papers are years of priceless firework related correspondence with Weingart.
In this book, Learn why Weingart decided to write the book, discover new formulas & techniques.
With the papers you get the benifit of two great pyro minds together!
The book is full size, and contains 136 pages, 146 formulas, 15 tables, 100 illustrations.
This is a great reference for pyrotechnic enthusiasts. and very useful is you want to make fireworks.
I don’t think this is the ONLY pyro book you own, but I do feel that it should be in your library.
I also believe that the home construction of fireworks is not something to be taken lightly. Not only do you have to keep current on any applicable laws (laws that become more strict with every accident or incident) but also the tried and true safety techniques that keep you from hurting yourself and others.
I use the Dictionary and Manual of Fireworks as a reference, especially when looking at more in depth books like Shimizu’s Manual (which is a $200 bible of firework creation).