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Author Gurstelle, William.

Title Backyard ballistics [electronic resource] : build potato cannons, paper match rockets, Cincinnati fire kites, tennis ball mortars, and more dynamite devices / William Gurstelle.

Imprint Chicago : Chicago Review Press, ©2012.

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Edition 2nd ed.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Note Title from PDF title page (viewed on Aug. 8, 2012).
Summary Ordinary folks can construct 13 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 simplea match-powered rocketto the more complexa scale-model, table-top catapultto the offbeata tennis ball cannon. 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.
Contents Front Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface to the Second Edition; Introduction; Time Line; 1 Keeping Safety in Mind; 2 The Potato Cannon; The Classice Potato Cannon; The Spud-Zooka; 3 Back Porch Rocketry; The Paper Match Rocket; The Hydro Pump Rocket; The Pneumatic Missile; 4 The Cincinnati Fire Kite; 5 Greek Fire and the Catapult; 6 The Tennis Ball Mortar; 7 The Sublimator; 8 The Flinger; 9 Pnewton's Petard; 10 The Powder Keg; 11 The Dry Cleaner Bag Balloon; 12 The Carbide Cannon; 13 The Electromagnetic Pipe Gun; 14 The Ballistic Pendulum; Ideas for Further Study.
Advice on Procuring MaterialsIndex; Back Cover.
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Subject Science -- Experiments.
Ballistics -- Experiments.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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