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Golf balls, boomerangs, and asteroids : the impact of missiles on society

Author: Brian H Kaye
Publisher: Weinheim ; New York : VCH, ©1996.
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Exciting reading for anyone with a curious mind!. 'Walking one day by a golf course in Wisconsin, I was startled to hear a sharp bang as a golf ball narrowly missed my head and hit a tree. My companion cheerfully remarked, 'That could have killed you, you know.' I picked up the innocent looking little white ball and looked at it with new respect.'. Prompted by this perilous experience, Brian Kaye has written a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Miscellanea
Unterhaltungsphysik
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kaye, Brian H. (Brian Howard), 1932-
Golf balls, boomerangs, and asteroids.
Weinheim ; New York : VCH, ©1996
(DLC) 96038613
(OCoLC)35559013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian H Kaye
ISBN: 9783527614820 3527614826
OCLC Number: 288989817
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 418 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Golf Balls, Boomerangs and Asteroids; Table of Contents; Word Finder; Chapter 1 Why do Golf Balls have Dimples?; Chapter 2 The Science of Bows and Arrows; Chapter 3 Racketeering Missiles; Chapter 4 Bolas, Boomerangs and Bouncing Bombs; Chapter 5 Darts, Stone Disks and Boomerangs; Chapter 6 Pea Shooters, Rockets and Rifles; Chapter 7 Rockets: From Fireworks to Trans-Galactic Missiles; Chapter 8 Cosmic Collisions; Chapter 9 Some Down to Earth Missiles; Chapter 10 Humans as Missiles and Targets; Chapter 11 Micro and Miscellaneous Missiles; Index.
Responsibility: Brian H. Kaye.

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Discussing the design and behaviour of different kinds of missiles, from golf balls, arrows and slingshots to comets and rockets to outer space, this work covers the science of tennis and provides  Read more...

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