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William Gurstelle

William Gurstelle at Kinnernet, May 9, 2009
Residence Minnesota
Education University of Minnesota
Alma mater University of Wisconsin
Employer Make magazine
Website
http://www.Williamgurstelle.com

William Gurstelle (born 29 March 1956) is an American nonfiction author, magazine writer, and inventor. He is the author of several science “how-to” books published by Crown Books/Random House and Chicago Review Press. His best known books are Backyard Ballistics, which according to Newsweek Magazine, has sold more than 160,000 copies[1] and The Art of the Catapult. According to James A. Buczynski in Library Journal, Gurstelle's writing "balances scientific explanations of the technologies with profiles of the people who [explore] them."

He is also contributing editor and regular columnist for Make Magazine.

Selected Bibliography

  • Gurstelle, William (2001). Backyard ballistics : build potato cannons, paper match rockets, Cincinnati fire kites, tennis ball mortars, and more dynamite devices. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. ISBN 1556523750 9781556523755. OCLC 45861947.  
  • Gurstelle, William (2003). Building bots : designing and building warrior robots. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. ISBN 1556524595 9781556524592. OCLC 301058633.  
  • Gurstelle, William (2004). The art of the catapult : build Greek ballistae, Roman onagers, English trebuchets, and more ancient artillery. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. ISBN 1556525265 9781556525261 9781417643233 1417643234. OCLC 54529037.  
  • Gurstelle, William (2006). Adventures from the technology underground : catapults, pulsejets, rail guns, flamethrowers, tesla coils, air cannons and the garage warriors who love them. New York: Clarkson Potter. ISBN 1400050820 9781400050826. OCLC 61115533.  
  • Gurstelle, William (2007). Whoosh boom splat : the garage warrior's guide to building projectile shooters from potato cannons to pulsejets and beyond. New York: Three Rivers Press. ISBN 0307339483 9780307339485. OCLC 70054192.  
  • Gurstelle, William (2009). Absinthe & flamethrowers : projects and ruminations on the art of living dangerously. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. ISBN 9781556528224 1556528221. OCLC 273817829.  

References

  1. ^ Levy, Steven (Feb 13, 2006). "If Martha Stewart Were a Geek" (on-line reprint). Newsweek. http://www.newsweek.com/id/56859/. Retrieved 19 August 2009. "Killing a thousand aliens in some pixilated corner of cyberspace can never duplicate the satisfying phoomph that comes from shooting a potato out of a homemade PVC-pipe cannon."  

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