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Magnificent Book of Kites, The Hardcover – Import, 1999

4.3 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: KONEMANN UK LTD; First Edition edition (1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3829022077
  • ISBN-13: 978-3829022071
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 8 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,056,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This excellent book is a revised edition of Maxwell's best-seller "Kiteworks." The book contains new information about kites and the Web, creating kites using your computer, and a comprehensive materials directory for kite builders, plus resources and events about the new sport of kite-powered craft. The Magnificant Book of Kites is a winner!
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By A Customer on April 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
The Magnificent Book of Kites had a lot of worthwhile information. Unfortunately, it may have spent too little time at the editor. Many illustrations referred to on the text are no where to be found. There are an excessive amount of typo's. Many of them are significant, like switching inches with feet. There are some interesting designs for kites to be built, but with incomplete and innacurate information, they may be hard to build, especially the more complex kites. There is some history of kiting. I found it somewhat interesting. Good explaination of different kite materials. The whole thing just seemed very haphazard and incomplete
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This book has a much better layout than Kiteworks, a 1989 book by Maxwell Eden. The plans are a little more oraganized. The only new material is the section that compares kitemaking materials. I think the overall flow is good and it provides a good introduction to making kites.
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Format: Paperback
Maxwell Eden did an excellent job of explaining how to make kites. The book is packed with kite building information including step-by-step processes, closeup drawings, as well as color photos of completed kites. The specific instruction and detail on constructing a wide range of flyers is excellent.

If you're new to kite making this is the book you want. After I bought several books and searched the internet for plans and ideas, I'd have to say that this is the must-have reference.

Eden reviews aerodynamics, knots, materials, stitches, patterns, parafoils, deltas, multi-cells, sleds, power-kiting, kite applique (graphics), tips and more.

Some plans could use more information but for the most part it is very well done.
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Format: Hardcover
This is a fine book, but it is a republishing of Kiteworks : Explorations in Kite Building and Flying, publish in 1989. I like the layout of this book better then the original, but except for the appendix there is no additional content. Maxwell Eden covers much of ground with what up in kiting, his presentation is dry but comprehensive.
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Format: Hardcover
This book is magnificent but it is filled with many annoying errors, such as references to illustrations that aren't in the book. It seems that the job of rearranging the original 'Kite-Maker' book was botched. This means that I only give the book 3 stars, otherwise it would have been 5 stars.
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