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Absinthe & Flamethrowers

Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously
Gurstelle, William (Paperback - 2009 )
Absinthe & Flamethrowers
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A Selection of the Scientific American Book Club Want to add more excitement to your life? This daring combination of science, history, and DIY projects will show you how. Written for smart risk takers, it explores why danger is good for you and details the art of living dangerously. Risk takers are more successful, more interesting individuals who lead more fulfilling lives. Unlike watching an action movie or playing a video game, real-life experience changes a person, and Gurstelle will help you discover the true thrill of making black powder along with dozens of other edgy activities. All of the projects--from throwing knives, drinking absinthe, and eating fugu to cracking a bull whip, learning bartitsu, and building a flamethrower--have short learning curves, are hands-on and affordable, and demonstrate true but reasonable risk. With a strong emphasis on safety, each potentially life-altering project includes step-by-step directions, photographs, and illustrations along with troubleshooting tips from experts in the field.
Authors: Gurstelle, William
Title: Absinthe & flamethrowers
projects and ruminations on the art of living dangerously
Published: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xvi, 208 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Contents: Big-t people, little-t people
What is edgework?
Where the action is
Why live dangerously?
The most important chapter in the book
Obtainium
The thundering voice
Playing with fire
The inner MacGyver
The minor vices
The physical arts
Thrill eating
Flamethrowers
The strange music starts.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 1556528221
9781556528224
Branch Call Number: 155.232 GUR
Statement of Responsibility: William Gurstelle
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-202) and index.
Subject Headings: Stunt performers. Daredevils. Threat (Psychology)
Topical Term: Stunt performers.
Daredevils.
Threat (Psychology)
LCCN: 2008046619
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