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

Author: William Gurstelle
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, ©2001.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Gurstelle
ISBN: 1556523750 9781556523755
OCLC Number: 45861947
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 169 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Keeping safety in mind --
2. The potato cannon --
3. Back porch rocketry --
4. The Cincinnati fire kite --
5. Greek fire and the catapult --
6. The tennis ball mortar --
7. The flinger --
8. Pnewton's petard --
9. The dry cleaner bag balloon --
10. The carbide cannon --
11. The ballistic pendulum.
Responsibility: William Gurstelle.
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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.

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