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.
take note: Engineer William
Gurstelle has written a book
inspire kids to spend more
time exploring science."
The Dallas Morning
boy will get a bang out of
devices to build and shoot
in your own backyard, some
of them noisy enough to legally
perk up a 4th of July."
"If you'd like to launch a potato in
a blazing fireball of combusting hairspray
from a PVC
pipe, this is your best source."
" ...shows the safe way to amaze and
annoy your neighbors with amateur science
Paul Pioneer Press
"13 projects engineered to be safe yet
exciting and able to be built with household
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
"Fun and thrilling."
Westwood One Radio
KSTP Television/St. Paul
Post Courier/New Jersey/Philadelphia
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Rock 96 radio/Atlanta
Science Friday - NPR