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Appropriate Paper-based Technology (APT): A Manual

By: Bevill Packer

156 pages, Col photos, illus

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1989 | #56545 | ISBN: 1853392685
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About this book

This is a comprehensive survey of the technologies for making a wide range of products from chess-men to arm chairs, from trays to solar cookers, using paper. It is a revised and updated edition of the Manual of APT published by IRED, Harare, 1989 and 1991 which has reached 60 or more countries. The revised edition includes: additional models and extra pages of colour photographs and special supplements on APT in the Service of disabled people which contain models of furniture and equipment dealing especially with the needs of disabled children, and in particular to help develop their ability to sit, stand, walk and their general mobility (for example rocking and moving around on wheeled equipment).


Part 1 Overview of APT: introduction to appropriate paper-based technology (APT). Part 2 Making specific articles: articles made from paper and card; layering thin card to make stools and tables; using laminated corrugated card to make a full range of furniture; articles made from thin card boards and tubes; using thin card boards and tubes to make a wide range of furniture; for play and early learning; APT solarware. Part 3 Decorating and finishing ATP articles: decorating and finishing APT articles.

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