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Absinthe & Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously (Paperback)

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A Selection of the Scientific American Book Club

Want to add more excitement to your life?

This daring combination of science, history, and DIY projects will show you how. Written for smart risk takers, it explores why danger is good for you and details the art of living dangerously.

Risk takers are more successful, more interesting individuals who lead more fulfilling lives. Unlike watching an action movie or playing a video game, real-life experience changes a person, and Gurstelle will help you discover the true thrill of making black powder along with dozens of other edgy activities.

All of the projects—from throwing knives, drinking absinthe, and eating fugu to cracking a bull whip, learning bartitsu, and building a flamethrower—have short learning curves, are hands-on and affordable, and demonstrate true but reasonable risk.

With a strong emphasis on safety, each potentially life-altering project includes step-by-step directions, photographs, and illustrations along with troubleshooting tips from experts in the field.

William Gurstelle is a professional engineer who has been researching and building model catapults and ballistic devices for more than 30 years. He is the author of The Art of the Catapult; the bestselling Backyard Ballistics; Building Bots, Whoosh, Boom, Splat; and Notes from the Technology Underground. He is a contributing editor at Make magazine and writes frequently for The Rake, Wired, and several other national magazines. He can be contacted at absintheandflamethrowers.com

Author:
Gurstelle, William
Genre:
SCIENCE / Experiments & Projects
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
208
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chicago Review Pr
Publish Date:
06/01/2009
Copyright Year:
2009
ISBN:
9781556528224
Height:
9.0 in
Wdth:
6.25 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.7 lb
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