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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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Record details

  • ISBN: 1613740646
  • ISBN: 9781613740644
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Expanded and even more explosive."
Includes index.
Originally published: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, ©2001.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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: Ballistics Experiments
Science Experiments
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