Suggested Reading: The Practical Pyromaniac

William Gurstelle — The Practical Pyromaniac: Build Fire Tornadoes, One-Candlepower Engines, Great Balls of Fire, and More Incendiary Devices — Chicago Review Press, 2011, 212 pp. ISBN 978-1-56976-710-8

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This book is quite the step up from Mini Weapons Of Mass Destruction 2: not only the projects presented are a lot more interesting—flame-thrower and all—they are presented in their historical and scientific contexts, explaining the active principles of each device/contraption. While Mini Weapons was something of a kid’s book, The Practical Pyromaniac certainly isn’t. I must say it will appeal quite a lot to every one with a little envie de destruction.

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