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Scientific Amusements by C G Knott
 
'Scientific Amusements' by C G Knott was published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd in London in 1918. The Preface makes it clear that this book is largely a translation of some of the material from volumes 2 and 3 of 'La Science Amusante' by Tom Tit. There is some added material, but none of this is about paperfolding.

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The Necessary Instruments

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To Divide a Square into Five Equal Squares

(This item is included because the initial location points for the division are found by folding)

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The Equilateral Triangle - The Regular Hexagon

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The Pentagon and the Five-Pointed Star

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Sum of Angles of a Triangle

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To Trace an Oval with a Pair of Compasses

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The Paper Ladder

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A Paper Ladder by a Single Cut

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The Rectangle and its Diagonals

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To Construct a Hexagon by Finger Pressure

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The Five-Pointed Star with a Single Cut

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The Seven Pentagons

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A Camel Through the Neeedle's Eye

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A Cylinder Transformed into a Pyramid

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The Maximum Envelope

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Superposed Liquids

(Included because of the use of a paper cone to achieve the effect.)

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Paper Puppets

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Vesta Figures - The Rower

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