Non fiction.

Adomaitis, R A. (1989). Kites and bifurcation theory. SIAM Review. v31, 478 - 483

Ambrose, L. (1975). Making and flying kites. London: John Murray.

Barwell, E. (1972). How to make and fly kites. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co.

Baxter, E. (1978). Kites for krowds of kids. East Kew: Australian Kite Association.

Botermans, J. & Weve, A. (1986). Kite flight. New York: Henry Holt and Co.

Burkhard, T. (1974). Kitefolio. Berkeley: Double Elephant.

Bushell, H. (1987). Make mine fly. East Kew: Australian Kite Association.

Carpentier, D. (1981). Kites. Wakefield: E. P. Publishing.

Dyson, J. (1976). Fun with kites. London: Angus and Robertson.

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Eden, M. (1989). Kiteworks. New York: Sterling Publishing Co.

Eubel, P. (Ed.) (1992). Pictures for the sky; art kites. Osaka: Goethe-Institut.

Fujino, A. & Ruhe, B. (1989). The stunt kite book. Philadelphia: Running Press.

Gomberg, D. (Ed.) (1988). Stunt kites! Salem: Cascade Kites.

Greger, M. (1984). Kites for everyone. Richland, Washington: M. Greger.

Greger, M. (1990). More kites for everyone. Richland, Washington: M. Greger.

Hosking, W. (1992). Kites. New York: Friedman Publishing.

Hunt, L. L. (1971). 25 kites that fly. New York: Dover Publications.

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Matthews, B. (1987). Kite-folds. East Malvern: Platypus Publishing.

Morgan, P. & Morgan, H. (1992). The book of kites. Pymble: Angus and Robertson.

Newmann, L. S. (1974). Kitecraft. New York: Crown.

Newnham, J. (1977). Kites to make and fly. New York: Penguin Books.

Pagen, D. (1978). Hang gliding for advanced pilots. Pennsylvania: Dennis Pagen.

Poynter, D. (1974). Hang gliding. North Quincy: Daniel F. Poynter.

Rendall, I. (1991). Reaching for the skies. London: BBC Books.

Rowlands, J. (1988). Making and flying modern kites. London: Dryad Press.

Rowlands, J. (1989). Kites to make and fly. London: B. T. Batsford.

Sams, K. (1991). Flying toys. Birchgrove: Sally Milner Publishing.

Schimmelpfennig, W. (1988). Making and flying kites. London: Hamlyn.

Shaw, W. H. & Ruben, O. (1977). Lawrence Hargrave: explorer, inventor and aviation experimenter. Stanmore: Cassell Australia.

Streeter, T. (1974). The art of the japanese kite. New York: Weatherhill.

Thiebault, A. (1982). Kites and other wind machines. New York: Sterling Pub. Co.

Toy, L. (1988). Flight patterns. Scottsdale: Sky High Press.

Welch, A. and Hill, R. (1981). Soaring hang gliders. London: John Murray.

Wood, C. (1977). Making simple kites. London: Studio Vista.


Fleischman, A. S. (1972). The wooden cat man. Boston: Little & Brown.

Grasse, W. (1974). Mai - Tzu and the kite emperor. Sydney: Angus and Robertson.

Harris, J. (1968). Sam and the kite. London: Hutchinson Junior Books.

Mattingley, C. (1972). Emu kite. London: Hamish Hamilton.

Maugham, S. (1948). Quartet. Melbourne: Heinemann.

Palmer, G. (1974). Taro's kite. Sydney: Cleary.

Reed, G. (1981). Bounce. Windemere: Rourke Publications.

Velthuijs, M. (1979). The boy and the kite. London: A. & C. Black.

Wahl, J. (1971). The wonderful kite. New York: Delacorte Press.

Watts, M. (1969). Yin Sun and the lucky dragon. Philadelphia: Westminster Press.

Yolen, J. (1970). The seventh Mandarin. New York: Seabury Press.


Most kite shops will sell copies of the following magazines. If you are not near a kite shop, you can subscribe by writing to the address listed.

American Kite.

American Kite Company. 480 Clemantina St. San Francisco, Ca. 94103. USA.


Aeolus Press, Inc. P. O. Box 466, Randallstown, Md. 21133-0466. USA.

Stunt Kite Quarterly.

Chris H. Batdorff. P. O. Box 468, Manistee, Mi. 49660. USA.


More information about kite flying in Australia can be obtained from;

The Australian Kite Association
10 Elm Grove
East Kew, 3102

Reference Notes.

Note 1. Copies of Hargrave's notes and drawings, held by the author and by the Australian Kite Association.

Note 2. Documents authored by kite manufacturer, Peter Lynn, and posted to the kites news group on the Internet computer bulletin board, 1st April, 1993. Copies of these Internet documents are held by the author.


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