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Author Mander, Jerry.

Title The great international paper airplane book / by Jerry Mander, George Dippel, and Howard Gossage
Published New York : Simon and Schuster, [1967]


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 MELB  736.98 M272G  AVAILABLE
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
Summary 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
Subject Great International Paper Airplane Contest.
Paper airplanes.
Paper airplanes.
Author Dippel, George.
Gossage, Howard Luck, 1917-1969.
LC no. 68012169
ISBN 0671211293