The Flying Circus of Physics

Completely updated and expanded, this Second Edition of Jearl Walker's best-selling book features more than 700 thoroughly intriguing questions about relevant, fun, and completely real physical phenomena.

Author: Jearl Walker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471762737

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Witness astounding feats of physics Hurry! Hurry! Come one, come all. Meet a man who can pull two railroad passenger cars with his teeth and a real-life human cannon ball. Come face to face with a dead rattlesnake that still bites. And unlock the secrets to the magician's bodiless head. Welcome to Jearl Walker's Flying Circus of Physics, 2nd Edition, where death-defying stunts, high-flying acrobatics, strange curiosities, and mind-bending illusions are all part of everyday life. You don't need a ticket; you only need to look to the world around you to uncover these fascinating feats of physics. Completely updated and expanded, this Second Edition of Jearl Walker's best-selling book features more than 700 thoroughly intriguing questions about relevant, fun, and completely real physical phenomena. Detailed explanations and references to outside sources guide your way through the problems. You'll discover answers to such questions as: * Can you start a fire with ice? * Why does the sky turn green just before a tornado? * Why do wintergreen LifeSavers glow in the dark when you bite them? * If you are falling in an elevator, should you try to jump up at the last second or lay flat against the floor? * How do electric eels produce their electric field? * Why is wet sand darker than dry sand? * What causes an oasis mirage? * Why do stars twinkle? * Could you drive a car on a ceiling?

Fighting the Flying Circus

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Author: Eddie Rickenbacker

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447481812

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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Fighting the Flying Circus' contains an exciting collection of stories about air battles in France by Eddie Rickenbacker, and is a perfect book for anyone with an interest in the German Air Service looking for an unusual read. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Flying Circus

Providing a whimsical but informed view on air travel by a leading management guru, this book supplies a much-needed outlet for the frustrations of the troubled traveler.

Author: Henry Mintzberg

Publisher: Cyan Books

ISBN: 1904879489

Category: Humor

Page: 136

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This text presents an amusing, insightful and irreverent look by one of the world's leading management thinkers at the business of flying and airlines and how we, the passengers, are treated.

The Flying Circus

Bestselling author Susan Crandall sends an unlikely trio on an exhilarating adventure high above the American Midwest of the 1920s in a spirited novel in league with Water for Elephants.

Author: Susan Crandall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476772165

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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"A novel about the beginning years of aviation"--

The Flying Circus of Physics Answers

This new version now contains answers to all the over 600 stimulating questions. Walker covers the entirety of naked-eye physics by exploring problems of the everyday world.

Author: Jearl Walker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015005055127

Category: Science

Page: 295

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This new version now contains answers to all the over 600 stimulating questions. Walker covers the entirety of naked-eye physics by exploring problems of the everyday world. He focuses on the flight of Frisbees, sounds of thunder, rainbows, sand dunes, soap bubbles, etc., and uses such familiar objects as rubber bands, eggs, tea pots, and Coke bottles. Many references to outside sources guide the way through the problems. Now the inclusion of answers provides immediate feedback, making this an extraordinary approach in applying all of physics to problems of the real world.

THE FLYING CIRCUS OF PHYSICS 2ND EDITION

Market_Desc: Students of introductory physics, those curious about the world around them Special Features: " Having sold over 100,000 copies in the past, this is a great reference for school and public libraries and of great interest to ...

Author: Jearl Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: 8126531991

Category:

Page: 352

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Market_Desc: Students of introductory physics, those curious about the world around them Special Features: " Having sold over 100,000 copies in the past, this is a great reference for school and public libraries and of great interest to anyone with a curiosity about science and the world" The author became a science celebrity in the 70's and 80's. He is available to go back on tour to promote the cool and wiz bang world of physics About The Book: Welcome to Jearl Walker's Flying Circus of Physics, 2nd Edition, where death-defying stunts, high-flying acrobatics, strange curiosities, and mind-bending illusions are all part of everyday life. You don't need a ticket; you only need to look to the world around you to uncover these fascinating feats of physics.Completely updated and expanded, this Second Edition of Jearl Walker's best-selling text features more than 700 thoroughly intriguing questions about relevant, fun, and completely real physical phenomena. Detailed explanations and references to outside sources guide your way through the problems.

Monty Python

An appreciation of Monty Python offers an episode guide to the TV shows, summaries of the Python films, biographies of the Python members, and listings of film, book, audio recording, stage, and television endeavors.

Author: Richard Topping

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: 0753513153

Category: Humor

Page: 188

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An appreciation of Monty Python offers an episode guide to the TV shows, summaries of the Python films, biographies of the Python members, and listings of film, book, audio recording, stage, and television endeavors.

The Red Baron

DIVIn The Red Baron, historian and graphic artist Wayne Vansant profiles and illustrates the story of Manfred von Richthofen, whose unparalleled prowess as a German WWI pilot forever made him a part of nonfiction military lore. /div

Author: Wayne Vansant

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780760346020

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 104

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"Told in graphic novel format, the story of Manfred von Richthofen--better known as the Red Baron--from his beginnings as a cavalry member and a pilot-in-training to his death at the age of twenty-five and his enduring legacy"--

Sneaking Into the Flying Circus

... reason I don't appreciate Michael Moore is because he doesn't live by the 250 ̃ Sneaking into the Flying Circus.

Author: Alexandra Pelosi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743271967

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Alexandra Pelosi, creator of the Emmy award-winning film Journeys with George and of Diary of a Political Tourist, makes her literary debut with an intimate look at the frenzied and grueling underbelly of presidential campaigning and the puppet role of the media. Pelosi went along on the campaign trail in order to, as she puts it, "document the absurd hazing rituals that our presidential candidates have to go through." With this savvy, well-connected, and fearless guide, it's a rollicking, breakneck journey unlike any other. Pelosi's one-on-one time with the 2004 presidential candidates affords an up-close perspective on the highs and lows of campaign life: the genuine thrill of seeing America, the unrelenting grind of endless campaign stops, the hope and heartache of poll results. While the candidates try to stick to tightly constructed scripts, Pelosi's nonnetwork angle makes for revealing portraits of the men who wanted to be president. But even more, Pelosi's approach reveals fundamental flaws in the media's election coverage. A former member of the campaign press corps, she turns her gimlet eye on the media, which are busy enacting their own election-time rituals: "Every election cycle journalists defy the theory of evolution, living sequestered on a bus, with no sleep, few showers, and tons of junk food, going town-to-town listening to the same speech over and over. You're stuck in this dysfunctional relationship between the news organization that has you there to do their bidding and the campaign that is trying to co-opt you." And herein lies Pelosi's driving point: politicians and journalists don't trust each other, and so, in election coverage and in politics in general, the press is utterly hamstrung. Since the candidates never say anything unscripted and the journalists have to make nice in order to maintain access, modern presidential campaigns have become little more than media events. Politicians and journalists alike are going through the motions, and the voters have no idea who the candidates really are. But Pelosi says the public are not fools: "Everyone knows that the media do not give them an accurate portrait of a person." No wonder people are apathetic. But whose fault is it? Are the candidates driving people away from the political process, or are the media keeping them out? Probing, insightful, and lively, Sneaking into the Flying Circus exposes the election process for what it is: a three-ring gala production that comes to town every four years. As a nation and an audience, we're often willing to suspend disbelief -- and we often can't resist when the clowns try to get us in on the act. It is, after all, the greatest show on earth.

Von Richthofen and the Flying Circus

"This book is the work of a team who have for some sonsiderable time formed a study group to investigate Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen and his famous airfighting formation"--Foreword.

Author: Heinz J. Nowarra

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041351698

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 208

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"This book is the work of a team who have for some sonsiderable time formed a study group to investigate Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen and his famous airfighting formation"--Foreword.

Sneaking Into the Flying Circus

Provides an inside glimpse of the frenzied pace and difficult behind-the-scenes highs and lows of presidential campaigning as it captures the daily grind of the campaign trail for the candidates and journalists alike and explores the role ...

Author: Alexandra Pelosi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743263049

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

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Provides an inside glimpse of the frenzied pace and difficult behind-the-scenes highs and lows of presidential campaigning as it captures the daily grind of the campaign trail for the candidates and journalists alike and explores the role of the media in the American political process. 60,000 first printing.

Von Richthofen and the Flying Circus

"This book is the work of a team who have for some sonsiderable time formed a study group to investigate Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen and his famous airfighting formation"--Foreword.

Author: Bruce Robertson

Publisher: Tab Books

ISBN: UOM:39015034652381

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 211

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"This book is the work of a team who have for some sonsiderable time formed a study group to investigate Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen and his famous airfighting formation"--Foreword.

Monty Python s Flying Circus

Monty Python's Flying Circus 26 ( CBC ) aired some sketches . The show became known in the United States when station KERA in Dallas broadcast it in 1974 and 1975 , and further broadcasts appeared on WNET in New York .

Author: Marcia Landy

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814331033

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 120

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A comprehensive study examining the history, content, and context of the legendary comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Fighting the Flying Circus

About Fighting the Flying Circus "Fighting the Flying Circus" is fighter ace Eddie Rickenbacker WWI memoir. He fought in and eventually became commander of the 94th "Hat-in-the-Ring" Squadron, which ended the war with the highest number ...

Author: Eddie Rickenbacker

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 9788726552898

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 215

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"Fighting the Flying Circus" is fighter ace Eddie Rickenbacker WWI memoir. He fought in and eventually became commander of the 94th "Hat-in-the-Ring" Squadron, which ended the war with the highest number of air victories of any American squadron. The circus mentioned in the title refers to the German squadron commanded by the famous Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen. Eddie Rickenbacker (1890-1973) was an American World War I pilot. He was the most successful fighter ace in that war and received the Medal of Honor. After the war, he was as a car designer, driver, and worked as a military consultant for the government. He was also an air transportation pioneer, as worked as a head of the Eastern Air Lines company for many years.

Fighting The Flying Circus Illustrated Edition

Chapter 21—The Flying Circus Scores Heavily IT was not until July 31st that I was able to mount my Spad and again take my place in fighting formations. Even then I started out with much apprehension, for the doctors had told me that it ...

Author: Captain Eddie Rickenbacker

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786255570

Category: History

Page: 416

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Includes Aerial Warfare During World War I Illustrations Pack with 115 maps, plans, and photos. Captain Rickenbacker, originally from Ohio, was best known as one of the Commanders of the 94th “Hat-in-the-Ring” Squadron, a crack unit of pilots which included many former members of the famed Lafayette Escadrille. The 94th ended the war in France with the highest number of air victories of any American squadron. Captain Rickenbacker himself was credited with 26 aerial victories all within the last six months of the war, he was decorated with the Congressional Medal Of Honor for his inspirational leadership and fearless flying.

Auntie Bertie and the Flying Circus Mouse

With a Colour Therapy Twist! Esther Loftus Gough. AUNTIE BERTIE AND THE FLYING CIRCUS MOUSE With a Colour Therapy Twist! Introduction I wrote Auntie Bertie and the Flying Circus Mouse.

Author: Esther Loftus Gough

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781504992381

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 46

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Auntie Bertie is an old lady with Victorian values and principles. She hates loud noise and noisy children, and when the circus comes to town, she is not at all amused! With her dog, Susan, she sets off to stop the circus. Rescue cats Molly and George from next door follow to see what havoc Auntie Bertie may cause. Will Auntie Bertie get her own way? She hopes so, but we hope not!

The Flying Circus

The Flying Circus is about the action, but it's also about the melting pot that was the army greeting a young man from Texas, what it took to be the bombardier--whose proficiency made or broke missions—and what formed a man who would ...

Author: Jim Wright

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 1592286569

Category: History

Page: 214

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In the late evening of April 24, 1943, the first of thirty-six B-24 Liberator bombers, manned by skeleton crews, lifted off from the airstrip at Hamilton Field, just north of San Francisco. The planes were en route to Australia and flew singly, takeoffs scheduled five minutes apart to ensure secrecy. On board was twenty-year-old James C. Wright, who went on to serve in congress for thirty-four years, serving as the Speaker of the House from 1987 to 1989. It was the first of five legs in the overseas movement of the 380th Heavy Bomb Group, known to a small circle within the Army Air Corps as “The Flying Circus.” Wright was a second lieutenant trained as a bombardier, with just a few hours of “stick time.” He was wholly unprepared for this first night leg of the journey into the Pacific combat zone, and for the horrors of war to follow. Wright takes the reader to the slapped-together base camp in a desolate section of Australia, close to the Japanese bases with whom the 380th traded raids almost nightly. Wright flies sorties over kangaroo wastelands and into Timor, as well as into “Suicide Alley,” where lay the airfields on the heavily defended Solomon Islands. The Flying Circus is about the action, but it's also about the melting pot that was the army greeting a young man from Texas, what it took to be the bombardier--whose proficiency made or broke missions—and what formed a man who would stand astride the national stage for more than three decades.