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The following Bibliography appears in the book

BPA Firers handbook The manual for professional display firers in the UK.  Available from the British Pyrotechnists Association – 


Canadian Firework Manual See – smm/expl – expl/pdf/fireworks_e.pdf 


Master of the Ceremonies 

Ric Birch

Pub: Allen & Unwin 

ISBN: 1-74114-417-5

Fireworks – Principles and Practice – 4th Edition 

Ron Lancaster

Pub: Chemical Publishing 

ISBN: 978-0-8206-0407-7

HSG 123  –  “Working together on Firework Displays” – a handbook for event organisers Pub: HSE Books 

ISBN: 978-071766-196-1

Available to download from


HSG 124 – Giving your own Firework Display Pub: HSE Books 

ISBN: 978-071766-162-6

Available to download from


Fireworks – The  Art, Science & Technique 

Takeo Shimizu

Pub: Pyrotechnica Publications (1981) 

ISBN: 0-929388-04-6

Hanabi – The fireworks of Japan Pub: JICC Inc. (1986) 

ISBN: 0-87040-706-0


The Pyrotechnist’s Treasury

Thomas Kentish


Pub: Hessner Publishing


A Bibliography of Firework Books 

Chris Phillip

Pub: C Philp (1985) 

ISBN: 0-906795-31-1

Chemistry of Pyrotechnics 2nd edition 

J A Conklin & C J Mocella

Pub: CRC Press (2010) 

ISBN: 978-1-57444-740-8

Lecture notes for firework displays 

Ken & Bonnie. Kosanke

Pub: Journal of Pyrotechnics 

ISBN: 1-889526-16-9

Illustrated Directory of Pyrotechnics 

Ken & Bonnie. Kosanke

Pub: Journal of Pyrotechnics 

ISBN: 1-889526-01-0

Journal of Pyrotechnics See for electronic access to all past and current papers


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