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The Resource The practical pyromaniac : build fire tornadoes, one-candlepower engines, great balls of fire, and more incendiary devices, William Gurstelle

The practical pyromaniac : build fire tornadoes, one-candlepower engines, great balls of fire, and more incendiary devices, William Gurstelle

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The practical pyromaniac : build fire tornadoes, one-candlepower engines, great balls of fire, and more incendiary devices
Title
The practical pyromaniac
Title remainder
build fire tornadoes, one-candlepower engines, great balls of fire, and more incendiary devices
Statement of responsibility
William Gurstelle
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Gurstelle, William
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fire
  • Combustion, Theory of
  • SCIENCE
  • Combustion, Theory of
  • Fire
  • Experiment
  • Pyrotechnik
Label
The practical pyromaniac : build fire tornadoes, one-candlepower engines, great balls of fire, and more incendiary devices, William Gurstelle
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Keeping safety in mind -- The flame tube -- The first lights -- The one-candlepower engine -- The fire drill -- The burning ring of fire -- The hydrogen generator and the oxygenizer -- Exploding bubbles -- The fire piston -- The arc light -- Fireproof cloth and cold fire -- The extincteur -- The photometer -- Thermocouples -- Technicolor flames -- The fire tornado -- Great balls of fire
Control code
690086844
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 212 pages
Isbn
9781569767108
Lccn
2010053910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record 040 $e RDA change - Master record variable field(s) change: 100
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1326421
System control number
(OCoLC)690086844
Label
The practical pyromaniac : build fire tornadoes, one-candlepower engines, great balls of fire, and more incendiary devices, William Gurstelle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Keeping safety in mind -- The flame tube -- The first lights -- The one-candlepower engine -- The fire drill -- The burning ring of fire -- The hydrogen generator and the oxygenizer -- Exploding bubbles -- The fire piston -- The arc light -- Fireproof cloth and cold fire -- The extincteur -- The photometer -- Thermocouples -- Technicolor flames -- The fire tornado -- Great balls of fire
Control code
690086844
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 212 pages
Isbn
9781569767108
Lccn
2010053910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record 040 $e RDA change - Master record variable field(s) change: 100
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1326421
System control number
(OCoLC)690086844

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