The great international paper airplane book

Front Cover
Simon and Schuster, 1967 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
5 Reviews
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Review: The Great International Paper Airplane Book

User Review  - Randy - Goodreads

Lots of mileage outta this when I was a kid... Read full review

Review: The Great International Paper Airplane Book

User Review  - Amar Pai - Goodreads

Surprisingly awesome. Whimsical tone, really interesting airplane designs. Scientific American had a contest in 1967 and this book includes all the winning entries. I need to go photocopy the fold-it ... Read full review

Related books

Contents

Preface
11
Brief Annotated History of Aeronautics
26
Letters
33
Copyright

2 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1967)

Mander is an unemployed homeless person living in Las Vegas. He was diagnosed autistic at the age of 3. He is a part of the "Millenium Homeless Project.

Dippel is an art director and photographer.

Bibliographic information