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  • The Prism and the Pendulumby Robert Crease

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Is science beautiful? Yes, argues acclaimed philosopher and historian of science Robert P. Crease in this engaging exploration of history?s most beautiful experiments. The result is an engrossing journey through nearly 2,500 years of scientific innovation. Along the way, we encounter glimpses into the personalities and creative thinking of some of... more...

  • The Hungry Scientist Handbookby Patrick Buckley; Lily Binns

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Inventive, (mostly) edible DIY gadgets and projects guaranteed to captivate The Hungry Scientist Handbook brings DIY technology into the kitchen and onto the plate. It compiles the most mouthwatering projects created by mechanical engineer Patrick Buckley and his band of intrepid techie friends, whose collaboration on contraptions started at... more...

  • The Ten Most Beautiful Experimentsby George Johnson

    Random House 2009; US$ 14.13

    George Johnson tells the stories of ten beautiful experiments which changed the world. From Galileo singing to mark time as he measured the pull of gravity and Newton carefully inserting a needle behind his own eye, to Joule packing a thermometer on his honeymoon to take the temperature of waterfalls and Michelson recovering from a dark depression... more...

  • The Knowledge Webby James Burke

    Simon & Schuster 2010; Not Available

    In The Knowledge Web, James Burke, the bestselling author and host of television's Connections series, takes us on a fascinating tour through the interlocking threads of knowledge running through Western history. Displaying mesmerizing flights of fancy, he shows how seemingly unrelated ideas and innovations bounce off one another, spinning a vast,... more...

  • The Hungry Scientist Handbookby Patrick Buckley; Lily Binns

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Inventive, (mostly) edible DIY gadgets and projects guaranteed to captivate The Hungry Scientist Handbook brings DIY technology into the kitchen and onto the plate. It compiles the most mouthwatering projects created by mechanical engineer Patrick Buckley and his band of intrepid techie friends, whose collaboration on contraptions started at... more...

  • Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 26by Mark Frauenfelder

    Maker Media, Inc 2011; US$ 9.99

    MAKE Volume 26: Karts & WheelsGarage go-kart building is a time-honored hobby for do-it-yourselfers, and we'll show you how to build wheeled wonders that?ll have you and the kids racing around the neighborhood in DIY style. Build a longboard skateboard by bending plywood. Build a crazy go-kart driven by a pair of battery-powered drills. Put a mini... more...

  • 125 Physics Projects for the Evil Geniusby Jerry Silver

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 24.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Backyard Ballisticsby William Gurstelle

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    This bestselling DIY handbook now features new and expanded projects, enabling ordinary folks to construct 16 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... more...

  • Defending Your Castleby William Gurstelle

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    A man?s home is his castle, or so the saying goes, but could it withstand an attack by Attila and the Huns, Ragnar and the Vikings, Alexander and the Greeks, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, or Tamerlane and the Tartars? Backyard Ballistics author William Gurstelle poses this fascinating question to modern-day garage warriors and shows them how to... more...