The Airplane

The Airplane

by Nancy Robinson Masters
     
 

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The desire to fly has intrigued people for centuries. The Wright brothers' first twelve seconds of flight set into motion a discovery that would change the world forever. The Airplane explores the factors that led to the development of flight and its place as one of the world's most important discoveries. From mankind's dream to fly to commercial aviation to the… See more details below

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The desire to fly has intrigued people for centuries. The Wright brothers' first twelve seconds of flight set into motion a discovery that would change the world forever. The Airplane explores the factors that led to the development of flight and its place as one of the world's most important discoveries. From mankind's dream to fly to commercial aviation to the future of flight, The Airplane explores a time of great curiosity and examines the knowledge and skill that resulted in a discovery that impacted lives like no other.

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Gr 4-8-Kummer covers the history of currency around the world, how money is made, and its prospective use in the future. Information about early barter systems and the role that currency plays in modern society are also included. Masters provides background on the Wright brothers and their work, early flying machines, and the future of aviation. Scientific principles of flight are outlined. Orr discusses the invention of the telescope, early models, and the future of exploring the universe. A chapter is dedicated to Galileo and his research. All three books have appropriate color and black-and-white photographs, reproductions, and/or diagrams on virtually every spread. These offerings are excellent resources for reports and should also appeal to readers wishing to extend their knowledge in the subject areas.-Christine E. Carr, Lester C. Noecker Elementary School, Roseland, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531167335
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Inventions That Shaped the World
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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