By William Hustrulid. Vol. 1 General Design Concepts; Vol 2 Theoretical Foundations. Serves as both a textbook and reference describing the principles involved in hard rock blasting in surface excavations and open pit mines. Volume 1 will introduce basic engineering concepts and building blocks that make up a blast design. Volume 2 provides additional depth and breadth for better understanding fundamental concepts in rock blasting. Softcover, 1,036 pp., 1999. Sold only as a set.