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Backyard Ballistics Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices

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ISBN-10: 1556523750

ISBN-13: 9781556523755

Edition: 2001

Authors: William Gurstelle

List price: $16.95
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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 simple—a match-powered rocket—to the more complex—a scale-model, table-top catapult—to the offbeat—a 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…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

William Gurstelle is a professional engineer who has designed, constructed, and collected ballistics experiments for more than 20 years.

Keeping Safety in Mind
The Potato Cannon
Back Porch Rocketry
The Paper Match Rocket
The Hydro Pump Rocket
The Pneumatic Missile
The Cincinnati Fire Kite
Greek Fire and the Catapult
The Tennis Ball Mortar
The Flinger
Pnewton's Petard
The Dry Cleaner Bag Balloon
The Carbide Cannon
The Ballistic Pendulum
Ideas for Further Study