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Children's LiteratureThis new edition of the "bible of model rocketry" is packed with years of research and tested science, filled with explanations about what works, what doesn't, and why. This thick volume has chapters about getting started, the tools and techniques in the workshop, rocket construction, the motors, the ignition systems, launching techniques, the height, the stability, the aerodynamics, the multistage rockets, recovery devices, glide recovery, building and flying large models, payloads, scale models, altitude determination, model rocket ranges, the clubs, and the contests. The book includes the latest regulations, a new chapter featuring high powered rocketry, a lengthy index, an extensive bibliography, a list of important addresses and web sites, calculations, computer code, black and white photographs throughout and many labeled diagrams. 2004, John Wiley & Sons, Ages 12 up.
—Sally J. K. Davies