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Backyard Ballistics Expanded Edition
Contributor(s): Gurstelle, William (Author)

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ISBN: 1613740646     ISBN-13: 9781613740644
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
OUR PRICE: $16.10  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: September 2012
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Science | Experiments & Projects
- Science | Physics - General
- Technology & Engineering | Engineering (general)
Dewey: 531.550
LCCN: 2015304704
Physical Information: 0.6" H x 6.9" W x 9.8" L (0.85 lbs) 240 pages
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Library Journal 08/01/2012 pg. 94
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Publisher Description:

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.

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