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The Resource Backyard ballistics : build potato cannons, paper match rockets, Cincinnati fire kites, tennis ball mortars, and more dynamite devices, William Gurstelle

Backyard ballistics : build potato cannons, paper match rockets, Cincinnati fire kites, tennis ball mortars, and more dynamite devices, William Gurstelle

Label
Backyard ballistics : build potato cannons, paper match rockets, Cincinnati fire kites, tennis ball mortars, and more dynamite devices
Title
Backyard ballistics
Title remainder
build potato cannons, paper match rockets, Cincinnati fire kites, tennis ball mortars, and more dynamite devices
Statement of responsibility
William Gurstelle
Title variation
Build potato cannons, paper match rockets, Cincinnati fire kites, tennis ball mortars & more dynamite devices
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This bestselling DIY handbook now features new and expanded projects, enabling ordinary folks to construct 16 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store materials and this step-by-step guide. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simple match-powered rocket to the more complex tabletop catapult and the offbeat Cincinnati fire kite. The classic potato cannon has a new evil twin—the piezo-electric spud gun and the electromagnetic pipe gun has joined the company of such favorites as the tennis ball mortar. With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind the projects, and profiles scientists and extraordinary experimenters such as Alfred Nobel, Robert Goddard, and Isaac Newton. This book will be indispensable for the legions of backyard toy-rocket launchers and fireworks fanatics who wish every day was the fourth of July. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gurstelle, William
Dewey number
531/.55/078
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
  • plans
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
Q164
LC item number
.G88 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Ballistics
Label
Backyard ballistics : build potato cannons, paper match rockets, Cincinnati fire kites, tennis ball mortars, and more dynamite devices, William Gurstelle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Edition may vary
Contents
Keeping safety in mind -- The potato cannon -- Back porch rocketry -- The Cincinnati fire kite -- Greek fire and the catapult -- The tennis ball mortar -- The sublimator -- The flinger -- Pnewton's petard -- The powder keg -- The dry cleaner bag balloon -- The carbide cannon -- The electromagnetic pipe gun -- The ballistic pendulum
Control code
ocm45861947
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
2nd edition, expanded and even more explosive.
Extent
xxiii, 210 p.
Isbn
9781613740644
Lccn
2001017321
Note
je 11/18
Other physical details
ill., charts, plans, photographs
System control number
975674
Label
Backyard ballistics : build potato cannons, paper match rockets, Cincinnati fire kites, tennis ball mortars, and more dynamite devices, William Gurstelle
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Edition may vary
Contents
Keeping safety in mind -- The potato cannon -- Back porch rocketry -- The Cincinnati fire kite -- Greek fire and the catapult -- The tennis ball mortar -- The sublimator -- The flinger -- Pnewton's petard -- The powder keg -- The dry cleaner bag balloon -- The carbide cannon -- The electromagnetic pipe gun -- The ballistic pendulum
Control code
ocm45861947
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
2nd edition, expanded and even more explosive.
Extent
xxiii, 210 p.
Isbn
9781613740644
Lccn
2001017321
Note
je 11/18
Other physical details
ill., charts, plans, photographs
System control number
975674

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