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  • Absinthe & Flamethrowersby William Gurstelle

    Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    Written for reasonable risk takers and suburban dads who want to add more excitement to their lives, this daring combination of science, history, and DIY projects explains why danger is good for you and details the art of living dangerously. All of the projectsfrom throwing knives, drinking absinthe, and eating fugu to cracking a bull whip, learning... more...

  • In the Name of Scienceby Andrew Goliszek

    St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 8.99

    Science, as Andrew Goliszek proves in this compendious, chilling, and eye-opening book, has always had its dark side. Behind the bright promise of life-saving vaccines and life-enhancing technologies lies the true cost of the efforts to develop them. Knowledge has a price; often that price has been human suffering. The ethical limits governing use... more...

  • How to Build a Hovercraftby Stephen Voltz; Fritz Grobe

    Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 19.99

    From the Coke and Mentos fountain makers who found initial fame via Maker Faire and YouTube (more than 150 million views!) comes this collection of DIY science projects guaranteed to inspire a love of experimentation. Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz, also known as EepyBird, share their favorite projects: a giant air vortex cannon, a leaf blower hovercraft,... more...

  • This Is Improbableby Marc Abrahams

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 15.99

    Often, thinking seriously about outlandish problems is the only way to make progress in science. The rest of the time, it?s hilarious. Marc Abrahams, the founder of the famous Ig Nobel prizes, offers an addictive, wryly funny exposť of the oddest, most imaginative, and just plain improbable research from around the world. He looks into why books... more...

  • 71+10 New Science Activitiesby EDITORIAL BOARD

    V&S Publishers 2015; US$ 6.00

    Science, as we all know refers to a body of knowledge itself, of the type that can be rationally explained and reliably applied. Science is a unique combination of Theory and Practice. A thorough knowledge of this subject is almost impossible without proper practical demonstrations which are also termed as Scientific Activities or Projects. In this... more...

  • The Scalpel and the Butterflyby Deborah Rudacille

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 8.99

    An engrossing and eloquent study of the history and ethics of animal experimentation The heart of a pig may soon beat in a human chest. Sheep, cattle, and mice have been cloned. Slowly but inexorably scientists are learning how to transfer tissues, organs, and DNA between species. Some think this research is moving too far, too fast, without adequate... more...

  • Ready the Cannons!by William Gurstelle

    Chicago Review Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    From the author of Backyard Ballistics comes this new DIY handbook on building cannons and other fun things that shoot, from wiffle ball launchers and beverage bottle bazookas to super-powered water guns and model culverins. It combines military history and physics with do-it-yourself projects. Now ordinary folks can construct a dozen awesome artillery... more...

  • Science Fair Projects For Dummiesby Maxine Levaren

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    Uh-oh, now you’ve gone and done it, you volunteered to do a science fair project. Don’t sweat it, presenting at a science fair can be a lot of fun. Just remember, the science fair is for your benefit. It’s your chance to show that you understand the scientific method and how to apply it. Also, it’s an opportunity for you to... more...

  • The Practical Pyromaniacby William Gurstelle

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    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... more...

  • 125 Physics Projects for the Evil Geniusby Jerry Silver

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 27.00 US$ 22.14

    125 Wickedly Fun Ways to Test the Laws of Physics! Now you can prove your knowledge of physics without expending a lot of energy. 125 Physics Projects for the Evil Genius is filled with hands-on explorations into key areas of this fascinating field. Best of all, these experiments can be performed without a formal lab, a large budget, or years... more...