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Make - Rockets by Mike Westerfield
  

Make - Rockets

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Make - Rockets by Mike Westerfield

This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience. Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with the basics of rocket propulsion, readers will start out making rockets made from stuff lying around the house, and then move on up to air-, water-, and solid propellant-powered rockets.

About the Author

Mike sold his car and rode a bike for several months to raise cash to buy an Apple II computer, then used it to write ORCA/M, which went on to become Apple Programmer's Workshop, the Apple-labeled development environment for the Apple IIGS. Since then Mike has developed numerous compilers and interpreters, software for mission-critical physics packages for military satellites, plasma physics simulations for Z-pinch experiments, multimedia authoring tools for grade schoolers, disease surveillance programs credited with saving lives of hurricane Katrina refugees, advanced military simulations that protect our nation's most critical assets, and technical computing software for iOS. Mike currently runs the Byte Works, an independent software publishing and consulting firm.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd September 2014

Author

Mike Westerfield

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Publisher

O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA

Format

Paperback
520 pages

Categories

Engines & power transmission
Space science

ISBN

9781457182921

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