Kites for Everyone: How to Make and Fly Them

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"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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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: 9780486452951
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 10/27/2006
  • Pages: 132
  • Sales rank: 360,260
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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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