Backyard Ballistics

Backyard Ballistics Author William Gurstelle
ISBN-10 9781613743546
Year 2012
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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Ordinary folks can construct 13 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store materials and this step-by-step guide. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simple—a match-powered rocket—to the more complex—a scale-model, table-top catapult—to the offbeat—a tennis ball cannon. With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind the projects, and profiles scientists and extraordinary experimenters such as Alfred Nobel, Robert Goddard, and Isaac Newton. This book will be indispensable for the legions of backyard toy-rocket launchers and fireworks fanatics who wish every day was the fourth of July.

Practical Pyromaniac

Practical Pyromaniac Author William Gurstelle
ISBN-10 1569768889
Year 2011-06-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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Combining science, history, and DIY pyrotechnics, this book for the workbench warrior explains humankind’s most useful and paradoxical tool: fire. William Gurstelle, author of the bestselling Backyard Ballistics, presents 25 projects with instructions, diagrams, photos, and links to video demonstrations that enable people of all ages to explore and safely play with fire. From Franklin’s stove to Diesel’s engine, explosive and fascinating tales are told of the great pyromaniacs who scientifically revealed the mysteries of fire such as “Gunpowder” Joseph Priestly, who discovered oxygen; Antoine Lavoisier, the father of chemistry; and Humphrey Davy, whose chemical discoveries and fiery inventions saved thousands of lives. By following the directions inside, the curious can replicate these breakthrough scientists’ experiments and inventions from the simply fascinating one-candlepower engine to the nearly magical fire piston and an incredible tornado of fire.

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2 Author John Austin
ISBN-10 9781569769515
Year 2011-10-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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Culling common household items to create an uncommon arsenal of miniature gadgets and sidearms, this guidebook provides do-it-yourself spy enthusiasts with 35 different surveillance tools and weapons. From a mini-catapult in a breath-mint tin to milk-jug cap blow-dart wristwatches, this handbook details how to achieve clandestine ends practically and inexpensively. In addition to creating weapons such as periscopes, bionic ears, and grappling hooks, spies-to-be will find ideas on how to hide their stash—a deck of cards, a false-bottom soda bottle, or a cereal box-brief case—and tips for target practice. Clear diagrams and instructions make construction simple, while easy-to-follow safety tips help ensure DIY builders avoid injuries. Projects include a paper throwing star, a bowler hat launcher, and a Q-pick blow gun.

Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes

Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes Author Steve Spangler
ISBN-10 9781608320608
Year 2010
Pages 155
Language en
Publisher Greenleaf Book Group
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A collection of easy and entertaining home science experiments from the creator of the popular "Mentos soda geyser" viral video.

Fear

Fear Author Kate Hebblethwaite
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131774791
Year 2007
Pages 235
Language en
Publisher Four Courts PressLtd
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Fear: Aspects of an emotion examines the effect of fear on the human experience and the ways in which its manifestation has shaped the creative and social imagination. Contents include: Frank Furedi (U Kent), Our culture of fear --- Ian Haywood (Roehampton University), The Irish rebellion of 1798 and tropes of violence --- E. McCarthy (TCD), Americanòad culture and war propaganda --- John-Paul Colgan (TCD), The politics of fear and ethics of representing 9/11 --- Bill Durodiè (Cranfield U), Lessons from the Blitz and other disasters --- Darryl Jones (TCD), The fiction of the American neo-Nazi movement --- Amanda Piesse (TCD), Childhood fears and childrenâ??s literature --- Gary Oâ??Reilly (UCD), Anxiety disorders in childhood and the therapeutic use of stories --- Sir Christoper Frayling (Royal College of Art), â??TheòNightmareâ??: Fuseli to Frankenstein and beyond --- K. Hebblethwaite (TCD), Debunking the legend of Leap --- Bernice Murphy (TCD), Why horror films arenâ??t scary anymore

Junk Drawer Physics

Junk Drawer Physics Author Bobby Mercer
ISBN-10 9781613749234
Year 2014-06-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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A children's instructional book on how to use readily available materials to turn the house into a science lab Physics teacher Bobby Mercer provides readers with more than 50 great hands-on experiments that can be performed for just pennies, or less. Turn a plastic cup into a pinhole camera using waxed paper, a rubber band, and a thumbtack. Build a swinging wave machine using a series of washers suspended on strings from a yardstick. Or construct your own planetarium from an empty potato chip canister, construction paper, scissors, and a pin. Each project has a materials list, detailed step-by-step instructions with illustrations, and a brief explanation of the scientific principle being demonstrated. Junk Drawer Physics also includes sidebars of fascinating physics facts, such as did you know the Eiffel Tower is six inches taller in summer than in winter because its steel structure expands in the heat? Educators and parents will find this title a handy resource to teach children about physics topics that include magnetism, electricity, force, motion, light, energy, sound, and more, and have fun at the same time.

Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste

Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste Author Steve Spangler
ISBN-10 9781608321896
Year 2011-10-01
Pages 154
Language en
Publisher Greenleaf Book Group
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Presents easy yet spectacular scientific experiments using everyday materials, including instructions for creating bouncinc smoke bubbles, soda-powered skateboards, and floating bowling balls.

The American Boys Handy Book

The American Boys Handy Book Author Daniel Carter Beard
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433066624838
Year 1890
Pages 441
Language en
Publisher
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A manual of pasttimes which includes instructions for making kites, fishing poles, a blow gun, boats, and theatrical costumes, and for raising dogs, stuffing animals, stocking an aquarium, and camping.

The American Boys Handy Book

The American Boys Handy Book Author Daniel Carter Beard
ISBN-10 0879234490
Year 1890
Pages 441
Language en
Publisher David R. Godine Publisher
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An 1890 manual of pastimes which includes instructions for making kites, fishing poles, a blow gun, boats, and theatrical costumes, and for raising dogs, stuffing animals, stocking an aquarium, and camping.

Shooter s Bible

Shooter s Bible Author Jay Cassell
ISBN-10 9781602398016
Year 2009-11-01
Pages 592
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
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A resource with two hundred color photographs includes complete up-to-date information on new products, specifications, and prices for thousands of firearms and related equipment, and offers feature articles written by experts and comprehensive ballistictables.

How We Learn

How We Learn Author Benedict Carey
ISBN-10 9781447252108
Year 2014-09-11
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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This book will help you to learn Spanish - or the Spanish guitar - faster. This book will give an athlete the edge to turn Silver into Gold. This book will give any child the chance to perform better in exams. Full stop. How We Learn is a landmark book that shakes up everything we thought we knew about how the brain absorbs and retains information. Filled with powerful - and often thrillingly counter-intuitive - wisdom, stories and practical tips, it gets to the very heart of the learning process; and gives us the keys to reach our very fullest potential in every walk of life. 'This book is a revelation. I feel as if I've owned a brain for 54 years and only now discovered the operating manual . . . Benedict Carey serves up fascinating, surprising and valuable discoveries with clarity, wit, and heart.' Mary Roach, bestselling author of Stiff 'Whether you struggle to remember a client's name, aspire to learn a new language, or are a student battling to prepare for the next test, this book is a must. I know of no other source that pulls together so much of what we know about the science of memory, and couples it with practical, practicable advice.' Daniel T. Willingham, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia 'Buy this book for yourself and for anyone who wants to learn faster and better.' Daniel Coyle, bestselling author of The Talent Code 'As fun to read as it is important, and as much about how to live as it is about how to learn. Benedict Carey's skills as a writer, plus his willingness to mine his own history as a student, give the book a wonderful narrative quality that makes it all the more accessible - and all the more effective as a tutorial.' Robert A. Bjork, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California

Kiss the Girl

Kiss the Girl Author Melissa Brayden
ISBN-10 1626390711
Year 2014-07-14
Pages 305
Language en
Publisher
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Jessica Lennox, a high-powered advertising executive, really enjoyed her impromptu date with a woman at a wine bar, but life gets complicated when her date turns out to be her number one competitor.

Geek Dad

Geek Dad Author Ken Denmead
ISBN-10 9780241958773
Year 2012-05-31
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Calling all Geek Dads! What would it take to tear your kids away from their computers? How about if they could launch a camera into orbit, make their own cartoon film, or even build a rope swing? This hands-on manual is packed with fun-filled projects for dads and kids to enjoy together. Water slides, electronic origami, illuminated wallets, exploding drinks... There are activities for all ages, from five to 15 years old. With easy to follow step-by-step instructions you can choose a perfect project to fill a few minutes or to make a long afternoon fly past. It's time to get geeky.

Made by Dad

Made by Dad Author Scott Bedford
ISBN-10 9780761171478
Year 2013
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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Provides instructions for projects, including an earthquake coat hook, blazing volcano, and a bunk bed communicator.