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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
Creator
Subject
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
Dewey number
541/.361
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TP265
LC item number
.G87 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fire
  • Combustion, Theory of
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Combustion, Theory of
  • Fire
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
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
733913861
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 212 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781569768860
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
90644399-8fd5-4609-ada8-8e025d405893
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)733913861
Label
The practical pyromaniac : build fire tornadoes, one-candlepower engines, great balls of fire, and more incendiary devices, William Gurstelle
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
733913861
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 212 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781569768860
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
90644399-8fd5-4609-ada8-8e025d405893
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)733913861

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