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"13 projects engineered to be safe yet exciting and able to be built with household and hardware-store supplies" -- St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Fun and thrilling" -- Journal of Chemical Education
"Offers a safe, cheap, and legal, labor-intensive and intellectually challenging to the 'oops I blew off my fingers' debacle." -- Burt Constable, Arlington Heights Daily Herald
"To inspire kids to spend more time exploring science" -- The Plain Dealer
"Would-be rocketeers, take note: Engineer William Gurstelle has written a book for you." -- Chicago Tribune
...shows the safe way to amaze and annoy your neighbors with amateur science projects. -- The Daily Oklahoman
Your inner boy will get a bang out of these devices to build and shoot in your own back yard. -- DallasNews.com
Good ideas, but a bit too ballistic for our grandchildren, which is why we got it. Otherwise, it was good.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you want to amaze your children, then this is the book to buy as it will guide you through step by step on how to build cool ballistics. Read morePublished on March 13 2013 by Hostile
I've had this book a while and have read it multiple times. With four growing boys in the house this is an amazing way to spend innumerable Saturdays and be the hero all at the... Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2006 by Pete G. Rambo
Definitely fun projects for guys! If you feel like blowing something up, but still want to be safe, this is for you!Published on March 4 2004
Being an avid potato gunner, I picked this book up at the local library, and after reading it over, I just had to to get it. Read morePublished on Dec 1 2003 by Cory A. McGuinness
My son and I built the potato cannon. We modified the plans to use 4 inch PVC instead of 3 inch. With the lantern sparker (from Walmart) and using Right Guard deodorant, you can... Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2003 by Jay Schmitt
I bought this book for my boyfriend, and he practicaly sleeps with it. Not only does this book help you build the projects step-by-step, but it also provides the mechanics behind... Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2003 by Jacquelyn Block