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The hot air balloon book : Build and Launch Kongming Lanterns, Solar Tetroons, and More. / Clive Catterall.

Catterall, Clive. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781613740989 (electronic bk)
  • ISBN: 9781613740996 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.

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Summary, etc.: With detailed, step-by-step instructions, this richly illustrated science project book shows how to construct and safely launch homemade balloons. Some designs, including the Solar Tetroon or the Giant Solar Sausage, are made from garbage bags and tape, while others, such as the Khom Loi, are created from tissue paper and wire; yet all of the projects use inexpensive, readily available materials and are easy to construct with only basic crafting skills. Ever safety conscious, this manual provides detailed guidelines for various methods to heat the interior air that lifts the balloons, including when and where open flames are appropriate, and the proper weather conditions to launch these creations. With a full chapter on troubleshooting, should a design fail to fly, this book will make balloon engineers of just about anyone.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 8 - Text Difficulty 9
1150 Lexile.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 11992 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 7854 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Juvenile Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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