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

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

Author
Gurstelle, William.

ISBN
9781613740644

Publication Information
Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, 2012.

Physical Description
xxiii, 210 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Contents
Keeping safety in mind -- The potato cannon -- Back porch rocketry -- The Cincinnati fire kite -- Greek fire and the catapult -- The tennis ball mortar -- The sublimator -- The flinger -- Pnewton's petard -- The powder keg -- The dry cleaner bag balloon -- The carbide cannon -- The electromagnetic pipe gun -- The ballistic pendulum.

Abstract
This updated and expanded step-by-step guide enables ordinary folks to construct more than 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.

Subject Term
Science -- Experiments.
 
Ballistics -- Experiments.

Genre
Includes index. "Expanded and even more explosive." Originally published: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2001.

Format
Book

General Note
Includes index.


Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookSCIENCES PHYSICAL 531.55078 GURS32530607430319Main JCPLAdult Nonfiction Area