Aspiring ship captains can fold 18 boats (all on waterproof paper) and float them with The Amazing Book of Paper Boats by Jerry Roberts, illus. by Willy Bullock. After a brief history of boats and assembly tips and techniques, the work begins. Starting with the simple Bark Canoe, boat fans then progress to the Aircraft Carrier and finish with the most complex, the Mississippi Paddle Wheeler. Additional information is given for each boat along with detailed instructions and diagrams.
Make classic paper boats that actually float, thanks to a remarkable new technology. Printed on colorful waterproof (yes, waterproof!) paper, each of these 18 model boats will bob merrily along--without Titanic consequences. Forty-eight sheets of boat patterns come with step-by-step instructions for assembling accurate replicas of all manner of recreational and historical vessels. Drawn from different nautical eras, each boat is accompanied by a fascinating look at its construction and lore by maritime historian Jerry Roberts. Challenging and fun, this hands-on book is the perfect gift for model kit lovers, engineers, history buffs, and seafaring enthusiasts everywhere.