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Aviation: A Smithsonian Guide
     

Aviation: A Smithsonian Guide

by Donald S. Lopez, National Air and Space Museum (With)
 

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Aviation This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide tells the fascinating story of one of the greatest technical triumphs of our times—the story of flight. Produced in association with the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution, Aviation is lavishly illustrated with materials from the collection of the National Air and Space Museum. This Smithsonian Guide features&

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Aviation This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide tells the fascinating story of one of the greatest technical triumphs of our times—the story of flight. Produced in association with the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution, Aviation is lavishly illustrated with materials from the collection of the National Air and Space Museum. This Smithsonian Guide features:

  • Detailed text by a Smithsonian expert clearly explaining how world aviation developed
  • More than 350 full-color photographs and explanatory illustrations of airplanes, equipment, people, and events
  • Full-color foldout timeline of aviation milestones decade by decade
  • 40-page quick-access A-to-Z glossary, including capsule biographies, special terms, and key concepts
Smithsonian Guides is an illustrated home reference series exploring the worlds of science, nature, technology, and history, produced in unique partnership with the world's most popular museum. Each superbly produced guide stands alone as a compact introduction to its subject. Taken together, Smithsonian Guides form a library on topics timeless in their appeal. Other titles: Spaceflight • Planets • Zoo Animals • Automobiles • Railroads

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This chronological survey of aviation, illustrated with color and b&w photos, combines narratives on firsts and fliers with articles on technological advances, and profiles fliers and their aircraft, including barnstormers, the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and Chuck Yeager. Fact boxes and diagrams explain concepts such as wing design and jet propulsion, and two-page portraits detail features of various airplanes. Includes a glossary and a fold-out chronology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028600062
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/29/1995
Series:
Smithsonian Guides
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

DONALD S. LOPEZ, Senior Advisor to the Director of the National Air and Space Museum, was a World War II ace, flying P-40's in China. His books include Into the Teeth of the Tiger; The National Air and Space Museum: A Visit in Pictures; and Fighter Pilot Heaven: Flight Testing the Early Jets.

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