- 299 pages, 14x22,5 cm, Hard cover
- In French 1910 edition
Author: Joseph Lecornu ,1910 edition
(first edited 1902).
This book is probably one of the
world most famous work on kite.
It is divided in two parts: Kite
theory and construction, and Applications of kites.
The first part has 8 chapters and the second one 9 chapters.This
is not mentionning the conclusion titled "The future
of kites. - The aeroplanes."
When this book was first issued
in 1902 there was really the beginning of aeronautics and
many people were engaged in several aerial activities, kites,
Most of this book is universal,
as explaining theory or flying characteristics, kite history
or kite applications. It is really a reference kite book,
and very few mistakes are found. It display most of the
kite developments in these days. It is all well documented
and well detailed. I will only regret that there is no mention
of Woglom and his Parakite.
This book is still a treasure of
tips, kite things, accessories. Here is the place to find
ideas, to see previous experiences in the same matters.
The chapter XII on aerial photography has 36 pages with
22 figures and 5 aerial photographs, 3 by Batut, one on
Blue Hill Observatory by Eddy, and one by Wenz. And all
the book has such illustrations.
There is no wonder that this book
has been re-printed. The 1910 edition is more interesting
as being more complete For example, the chapter on aerial
photography has 20 pages on the first edition.
to read on line or to download the 1902 edition.