The Kite Making Handbook

The Kite Making Handbook


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The Kite Making Handbook by Rossella Guerra, Giuseppe Ferlenga

The Kite Making Handbook is an ideal first time buy for anyone interested in kites. It gives a concise insight into the kite flying world spanning the legend and history of kite flying in ancient China to ward off evil spirits to the modern day international kite-flying festivals and competitions. With over 400 illustrations this book is packed with detailed step-by-step instructions on how to make a whole range of kites including the materials and techniques needed to create the simplest of flat and box kites to the more complicated fighting and acrobatic flying models with names such as Box Delta, Nagasaki Hata and the Peter Powell. Once built, flying the kite is the next challenge and here the Italian authors have useful tips for getting the kite off the ground and dealing with varying wind conditions to avoid untimely landings. The various chapters are interspersed with anecdotes and factual gems on kites, making this book an enjoyable read as well as an informative hobby kite-makers guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760793251
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 06/21/2007
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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