They make nitroglycerine, like all the thalassic peoples; they also make TNT and catastrophite, and propellants.
The thalassic peoples here in the Equatorial Zone are fairly good empirical, teaspoon-measure, chemists.
It progresses most rapidly where the knowledge of outlying or remote lands travels fastest, as along rivers and thalassic coasts.
Thalassic, tha-las′ik, adj. pertaining ...