The Kite Making HandbookBook - 2004
With over 400 illustrations, "The Kite Making Handbook is packed with detailed step-by-step instructions on how to make a whole range of kites. It includes information on the materials and techniques needed to create the simplest of flat and box kites to the more complicated fighting and acrobatic flying models. Once built, flying the kite is the next challenge; here the authors give useful tips for getting the kite off the ground and dealing with varying wind conditions to avoid untimely landings. An ideal first-time buy for anyone interested in kites, "The Kite Making Handbook includes the history and uses of flying kites from ancient times through to the present day. The various chapters are interspersed with anecdotes and factual gems on kites, making this book an enjoyable read as well as an informative hobby guide.
Publisher: Newton Abbot [England] : David & Charles, 2004
Characteristics: 141 p. : col. ill