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The great international paper airplane book

Author: Jerry Mander; George Dippel; Howard Luck Gossage
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, [1967]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Paper airplanes as serious science? No longer shamefully relegated to the back rows of elementary-school sports stadiums, paper airplanes come into their own with this amusing-and instructive-book. The Great International Paper Airplane Book documents the proceedings of the first (and possibly only) International Paper Airplane Competition conducted by Scientific American. In addition to the behind-the-scenes story  Read more...
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Mander, Jerry.
Great international paper airplane book.
New York, Simon and Schuster [1967]
(OCoLC)690408304
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Mander; George Dippel; Howard Luck Gossage
ISBN: 0671289918 9780671289911 0671211293 9780671211295
OCLC Number: 437094
Description: 128 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 31 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Simple aerodynamics --
Stability and control --
Darts and flying wings --
Barnaby and other models --
Paper airmanship --
Competitions and airshows --
Glossary.
Responsibility: by Jerry Mander, George Dippel, and Howard Gossage.

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Paper airplanes as serious science? No longer shamefully relegated to the back rows of elementary-school sports stadiums, paper airplanes come into their own with this amusing-and instructive-book. The Great International Paper Airplane Book documents the proceedings of the first (and possibly only) International Paper Airplane Competition conducted by Scientific American. In addition to the behind-the-scenes story and official records of the Competition, readers will discover intriguing mini-essays on the historical, aesthetic, technological, and folkloric aspects of the paper airplane and on its startling implications for the future of aviation. Best of all, there are dozens of cut-fold-and-fly-them-yourself planes to experiment with. Combining real science with outright fun, this book appeals to paper airplane enthusiasts and would-be aviators of every age.

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