This fully illustrated instructional book covers every aspect of the diabolo. The "Getting Started" section helps you to choose equipment and demonstrates the basics of spinning the diabolo. The book then goes on to teach over 60 tricks including the whip, butterflies, cat's cradle and more. There is an excellent history chapter with many rare historical photos from the authorÍs antique postcard collection and a section on diabolo with a partner--Diabolo Tennis anyone? The author, Todd Strong, has taught at Die Etage in Berlin and the Centre National des Arts du Cirque in France. 96 pp. 95 illustrations and 29 b/w photos. 8 x 8. Paper.