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Kites Flying Skills and Techniques, from Basic Toys to Sport Kites

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ISBN-10: 155407262X

ISBN-13: 9781554072620

Edition: 2007

Authors: Rosanne Cobb

List price: $19.95
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"The perfect handbook for every kiting enthusiast" More than three thousand years ago, the Chinese used kites to spy on their enemies, send messages and lift themselves up and out of hostile situations. Eighteenth century Japan banned kites because too many workers were out flying them - and staying away from the job. Indonesian fishermen, on the other hand, have used kites in their work for centuries. Kites is a complete guide to kiting -- from flying a paper kite at the park to para-kiting on a lake or ocean. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book features: Detailed descriptions of kites and equipment Step-by-step photographs in full color Guidelines for choosing a kite…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 3/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction
Understanding kites and equipment
Understanding the wind
Basic flying skills
Kite sports
Safety
Glossary
Index