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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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This step-by-step guide enables ordinary folks to construct 13 awesome ballistic devices using inexpensive household or hardware store materials. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simple, a match-powered rocket, to the more complex, a tabletop catapult, to the classic, the infamous potato cannon, to the offbeat, a Cincinnati fire kite. With a strong emphasis on safety, Backyard Ballistics also provides troubleshooting tips, explains the physics behind each project, and profiles such scientists and extraordinary experimenters as Alfred Nobel, Robert Goddard, and Isaac Newton, among others. This book will be indispensable for the legions of backyard toy-rocket launchers and fireworks fanatics who wish every day were the Fourth of July
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
531/.55/078
Index
index present
LC call number
Q164
LC item number
.G88 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Backyard ballistics : build potato cannons, paper match rockets, Cincinnati fire kites, tennis ball mortars, and more dynamite devices, William Gurstelle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Expanded and even more explosive."
  • Includes index
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
ocn806961084
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
Paperback ; 2nd ed.
Extent
xxiii, 210 p.
Isbn
9781613740644
Lccn
2001017321
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)806961084
Label
Backyard ballistics : build potato cannons, paper match rockets, Cincinnati fire kites, tennis ball mortars, and more dynamite devices, William Gurstelle
Publication
Note
  • "Expanded and even more explosive."
  • Includes index
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
ocn806961084
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
Paperback ; 2nd ed.
Extent
xxiii, 210 p.
Isbn
9781613740644
Lccn
2001017321
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)806961084

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