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Golf Balls, Boomerangs and Asteroids: The Impact of Missiles on Society [Hardcover]

Brian H. Kaye

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30 Oct 1996 3527293221 978-3527293223
Exciting reading for anyone with a curious mind!

′Walking one day by a golf course in Wisconsin, I was startled to hear a sharp bang as a golf ball narrowly missed my head and hit a tree. My companion cheerfully remarked, ′That could have killed you, you know.′ I picked up the innocent looking little white ball and looked at it with new respect.′

Prompted by this perilous experience, Brian Kaye has written a delightful and informative book on the design and behavior of different kinds of missiles from golf balls, arrows, and slingshots to comets and rockets to outer space. You′ll learn about the science of tennis and find the answer to questions like why a golf ball has dimples or why a boomerang comes back. Don′t miss Brian Kaye′s latest, you′ll be amused and amazed – and learn some physics to boot.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Science 2 Dec 2003
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I was a bad physics student in High School. I could see that there was something important being said there, but it was just so boring. That's why I received this book (as a gift) with little hope. I was hooked on from chapter one. The breadth of knowlege and the ease of exposure, combine to make a jewel of scientific reading. And I plan to make my kids read it in High School.
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