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The response to Backyard Ballistics has been sensational! Hundreds of thousands of copies sold. All sorts of people are talking about it—amateur scientists, teachers, backyard experimenters, and many more.

William Gurstelle and Backyard Ballistics have been featured in numerous radio, television, and printed media features.

The Chicago Tribune
"Would-be rocketeers, take note: Engineer William Gurstelle has written a book for you".

The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"To inspire kids to spend more time exploring science."

The Dallas Morning News
"Your inner boy will get a bang out of these 13 devices to build and shoot in your own backyard, some of them noisy enough to legally perk up a 4th of July."

Time Out New York
"If you'd like to launch a potato in a blazing fireball of combusting hairspray from a PVC pipe, this is your best source."
The Daily Oklahoman
" ...shows the safe way to amaze and annoy your neighbors with amateur science projects."

St. Paul Pioneer Press
"13 projects engineered to be safe yet exciting and able to be built with household and hardware-store supplies."

Arlington Heights Daily Herald
"Offers a safe, cheap, and legal, labor-intensive and intellectually challenging to the 'oops I blew off my fingers' debacle."

Journal of Chemical Education
"Fun and thrilling."

Other features include:

Westwood One Radio
WMJ radio/Detroit
WGN radio/Chicago
KSTP Television/St. Paul
Post Courier/New Jersey/Philadelphia
Minneapolis Star Tribune


KBZZ Radio/Reno
WOR/New York
WLS radio/Chicago
WCCO radio/Minneapolis
Rock 96 radio/Atlanta
Science Friday - NPR

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