The American Boy's Handy Book was the perfect survival manual, when it first came out in 1882 -- and remains a classic today in its 37th printing! It contains plans for 16 kinds of kites and hot-air balloons and fishing tackle. It tells you how to make and stock an aquarium, to construct a water telescope and how to camp out without a tent or in a hut made from pine boughs. How to build 10 kinds of boats, including a flatboat with a covered cabin. One-person canoes. How to make bird calls and squirt guns with astonishing range and authority.
Paperback: 441 pages
Publisher: David R Godine (2008)
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.6 x 1.3 inches