Kites for Everyone: How to Make and Fly Them [NOOK Book]

Overview


"The most influential kitemaker you never heard of." — American Kite. This thorough guide by an expert kitemaker includes easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions for creating and flying more than fifty kites. An easy and comprehensive introduction for anyone interested in these amazing flyers, the book opens with the history and science of kites, followed by a section on kite construction and flying. Organized according to kite types, Greger's book includes chapters on everything from simple bag kites to ...
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Kites for Everyone: How to Make and Fly Them

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Overview


"The most influential kitemaker you never heard of." — American Kite. This thorough guide by an expert kitemaker includes easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions for creating and flying more than fifty kites. An easy and comprehensive introduction for anyone interested in these amazing flyers, the book opens with the history and science of kites, followed by a section on kite construction and flying. Organized according to kite types, Greger's book includes chapters on everything from simple bag kites to Vietnamese, Snake, Dutch, Dragon, Bullet, Delta, and Flowform flyers. She even tells how to make windsocks and toy parachutes!
The book is a great aid for classroom teachers, camp counselors, and parents, offering practical suggestions on everything from setting up a workspace and observing safety rules to launching the kites and bringing them in. "Kites for Everyone is like having a veteran kite maker in the classroom," says Science and Children.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486318004
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 3/12/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 132
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents


Introduction
Classroom Kites
Wind Scale
Flying, Bridles, Lines, Knots, Reels
Kite Directory
Kites to Make
Vietnamese Kites
Vietnamese Kite
Vietnamese Bag Kite
Snake Kites
Siamese Snake Kite
Bag Snake Kite
Plastic Snake Kite
Fabric Snake Kite
Sled Kites
Sled Kites
Kite Safety
Trashbag Sled Kite
Mini-Sled Kite
Stapled Sled Kite
Fabric Hornbeam Sled Kite
Bookmark Sled Kite
Bullet Kites
Mini Bullet Kite
Plastic Bullet Kite
Fabric Bullet Kite
Square Kites
Whole Bag Kite
Plastic Fantasmo Kite
Fabric Square Kite and Diamond Kites
Eddy Kites
Eddy Kites
Conover Eddy Kite
Traditional Eddy Kite
Lee Toy’s Eddy Kite
Delta Kites
Delta Kites
Little Delta Kite
One-Piece Delta Kite
Tony Cyphert’s Delta Kite
Joseph Lee Delta Bird Kite
Harper’s Ferry Delta Kite
Zephyr Delta Kite
Box Kites
Trashbag Box Kite
Mini Winged Box Kite
Fabric Box Kites
French Military Kite
Winged Square Box Kite
Corner and Facet Kites
Single-Cell Corner Kite
Two-Cell Corner Kite
Facet Kites, General
Four-sided Facet Kite
Five-sided Facet Kite
Flow Form Kites
Flow Form Kite
Flow Form Kite Instructions
Kite Tails, Bags, and Windsocks
Tails
Kite Bags
Streamer Windsock
Ribbon Windsock
Fabric Windsock
Parachute
Resources
Resources: Books, Magazines, Materials
Index

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