100 Things You Should Know about Flight

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100 things you should know about flight explores the world of aviation Exactly 100 facts accompanied by photo-graphs and detailed artwork reveal fascinating information about amazing flying machines both past and present. take a closer lok at spy planes, airships and helicopters and the different techniques they usetofly. Throughout there ...

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Overview

100 things you should know about flight explores the world of aviation Exactly 100 facts accompanied by photo-graphs and detailed artwork reveal fascinating information about amazing flying machines both past and present. take a closer lok at spy planes, airships and helicopters and the different techniques they usetofly. Throughout there are quizzes and activities, plus fun facts and colour cartoons.

Exactly 100 facts

Detailed illustrations throughout

Exciting text written and checked by experts

Fun facts and cartoons

Quizzes and activities

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Large illustrations and text in a large font provide facts about aviation. The opening spread shows a pair of modern fighter planes, which is quite different from the next spread that recaps man's attempts to fly. Readers move from hot air balloons to personal flying machines and finally to the first real plane with an engine, all of which took place in less than a century. Each paragraph is numbered and carries a sound bite of information such as number ten which describes planes that can land on the ground and on water, or paragraph number thirty-seven which explains that the cockpit is where the pilot sits. Interspersed among the paragraphs are boxed facts or suggested activities. For example, readers are urged to make a glider, and there are true or false questions as well as factual statements. Did you know that the first plane to go supersonic was piloted in 1947 by Chuck Yeager? If you are interested in flight, this book offers a good place to start. There is an index but no other back matter. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422215210
  • Publisher: Mason Crest
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Series: A Discovery of Life Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,442,375
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Flying machines 6

The first flights 8

Early days of flying 10

Parts of a plane 12

How planes Fly 14

Powerful engines 16

Climbing, diving and turning 18

Taking off and landing 20

The flight deck 22

A passenger jet airliner 24

At the airport 26

Helicopters 28

Ballons and airships 30

Taking off vertically 32

Planes for war 34

Working planes 36

planes for fun 38

planes at sea 40

Flying faster than sound 42

Flying in space 44

strange planes 46

Index 48

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