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Author: Miller, Charles M
Publisher: Peoria, Ill. : The Manual arts press
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Call number: 592979
Digitizing sponsor: MSN
Book contributor: New York Public Library
Collection: newyorkpubliclibrary; americana
Full catalog record: MARCXML
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Subject: air poise
they always recco thees book 2 me when i veesit the gd forum
i dont kno why???
Graham W -
Subject: A wonderful little book. 'Kitecraft and kite tournaments' is a 'must-have' download.
What a wonderful little book. When I was a kid, I built kites and model aeroplanes but nothing on such a grand scale as the biggest ones featured here. I'd wish I'd had this little book back then.
This little gem is full of practical examples and hands-on stuff about building kites of all shapes and sizes. The author, Charles M. Miller, a manual arts teacher, covers many aspects of kite building in a clear and concise way and it's full of pictures and diagrams showing various kite configurations. It even shows how to make simple model aeroplanes that use a taught-band wind-up propeller to propel them (I remember these well--always one to stretch things to the limit--I'd tighten the band so tight that it'd often break or the airframe would snap under the pressure). ;-)
Miller, when referring to self-propelled model aeroplanes even says "I can wind it up and turn it loose in a schoolroom" (p112). How subversive! Can you imagine the risk-averse, scaredy-cat killjoys allowing so much such fun in the schoolrooms of today? Of course not!
Reading this book today, one realizes how much fun stuff kids miss out on these days. I've always believed that even if you become a desk-bound theoretician, that early on in life, you still need to acquire practical skills; and that developing a real hands-on experience with the way the physical world works is essential to become an all-round balanced individual. Miller's book offers one of the best and certainly one most enjoyable ways of beginning that process.
All up, 'Kitecraft and kite tournaments' is a 'must-have' download.
|Copyright-evidence:||Evidence reported by scanner-nicole-deyo for item kitecraftkitetou00mill on July 11, 2007: visible notice of copyright; stated date is 1914.|
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