Further Reading

cover of The Magnificent Book of Kites

All About Kites

The Magnificent Book of Kites: Explorations in Design, Construction, Enjoyment & Flight
Eden Maxwell
This comprehensive guide to designing, building, and flying kites is also filled with diagrams and thousand of photographs. A list of kite festivals, events, and clubs rounds out the volume.

The Great Kite Book
Norman Schmidt
Detailed instructions for creating kites that represent birds and insects. Also included is a chapter on wind dynamics and kite stability.

Soft Kites and Windsocks
Jim Rowlands
Complete step-by-step instructions for constructing parafoils, inflatables, sleds, and windsocks.

Sport Kite Magic: Advanced Flying Techniques for More Kiting Fun
David Gomberg
Learn all the secrets to stunt kite flying! Instructions on advanced flying, popular tricks and maneuvers, choreography for flying to music, and tips for indoor kite flying.

Flying Toys: A Green Hobby That's Lots of Fun
Kenneth Sams
Instructions for making UFOs (Unconventional Flying Objects) that can be flown, launched or even worn on your head!

A Kite Journey Through India
Tal Streeter
Streeter, an authority on Asian kites, uses the art of kite construction and flying to introduce readers to Indian culture and traditions.

The Tao of Kiteflying: The Dynamics of Tethered Flight
Find out how kites fly, understand the difference between balance and stability, and learn how to make some simple kites.
Find out how kites fly, understand the difference between balance and stability, and learn how to make some simple kites.