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MythBusters : the explosive truth behind 30 of the most perplexing urban legends of all time

Author: Keith Zimmerman; Kent Zimmerman
Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The hosts of the hit television series MythBusters go behind the scenes to provide the real story of thirty of our most baffling urban legends, explaining how they use modern-day scientific principles and methods to document what is fact and what is fiction, in a volume that includes illustrations, photographs, blueprints, and interviews to document the process. Leave no urban myth untested. Could you kill someone  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Zimmerman; Kent Zimmerman
ISBN: 141690929X 9781416909293
OCLC Number: 62156278
Description: 205 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Killer robots, chicken guns and blueprints : a week in the life of MythBusters --
Adam Savage: Speed building and the vertical learning curve --
Jamie Hyneman: Animatronics, robots, and MythBusters --
The elevator of death --
Buried alive! --
The case of exploding jawbreaker --
Is it worth running in the rain? --
Escape from Alcatraz --
Poppy seed drug test --
Medieval tree cannon --
Down with the Mythtanic! --
The Midas myth of goldfinger --
Jet-assisted Chevy or JATO car --
The scuba diver forest fire myth --
Bug bomb! --
Ping-pong salvage, or how many ping-pong balls does it take to float your boat? --
Microwave madness --
Needle in the haystack --
Killer quicksand --
The rowing water skier --
Exploding implants! --
The killer playing card --
Penny drop! --
Mythbusters car capers --
Chicken gun : frozen or thawed? --
You can't beat the breath test! --
The great cement truck mix-up --
Mythbusters cola myths --
In search of the brown note --
Exploding CDs? --
Larry's lawn chair balloon --
The hammer bridge drop.
Other Titles: Myth Busters :
Explosive truth behind 30 of the most perplexing urban legends of all time
Responsibility: by Keith and Kent Zimmerman ; with Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, and Peter Rees.
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The hosts of the hit television series MythBusters go behind the scenes to provide the real story of thirty of our most baffling urban legends, explaining how they use modern-day scientific principles and methods to document what is fact and what is fiction, in a volume that includes illustrations, photographs, blueprints, and interviews to document the process. Leave no urban myth untested. Could you kill someone by dropping a penny from a skyscraper? Can an unsuspecting scuba diver be sucked out of the water by a firefighting helicopter and get spit out in the middle of a forest fire? Can you save yourself in a plummeting elevator by jumping just before it hits bottom? Special effects experts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage use modern-day extreme science to show you what's real and what's fiction.--From publisher description.

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by scinsavich (WorldCat user published 2013-09-23) Good Permalink
Enjoyable read. Good introduction to the scientific method as well as an insight into the thinking behind the popular series on the Discovery Channel
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