This fully-illustrated manual from Securesearch Inc. covers a wide range of electrical, electronic, mechanical and chemical components, and containers used in Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) with hundreds of full-color photos. Many of the photos are cutaway and exploded views of individual components, to show the sub-components and different materials that make up the items. Electronic component symbols are shown. Detailed explanations are given of how the item works, why it is hazardous, and how it is employed in the firing train within an IED. It covers a number of variations that could be encountered. A thorough review of explosives, propellants and initiating principles comprises Part 1. Photos show what they look like. The commentary discusses the densities and color details produced by each component, when viewed in the x-ray image. Also covered are hand grenades, ammunition, handguns, ECDs and their cartridges, different types of pipe and plumbing fittings used in pipe bombs—and lots more.