Chronology of Aviation
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Chronology of Aviation

by Jim Winchester
     
 

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This innovative volume explores the fascinating history of aviation, from early developments such as the Montgolfier brothers’ balloon and the Wright Flyer, through the technological advances of two world wars, to modern-day marvels such as the A-380 and stealth fighter jets. At the foot of each text page is a timeline putting the events into a broader

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This innovative volume explores the fascinating history of aviation, from early developments such as the Montgolfier brothers’ balloon and the Wright Flyer, through the technological advances of two world wars, to modern-day marvels such as the A-380 and stealth fighter jets. At the foot of each text page is a timeline putting the events into a broader historical context. There are also box features and a plethora of color artworks and archive photographs throughout. While giving an overview of all aviation history, The Chronology of Aviation also allows major periods of advance such as World War II to be covered in detail. Packed with information, historic photographs of both civil and military aviation and authoritatively written, The Chronology of Aviation is a celebration of manned flight.

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certainly has a grasp of the subject. The writing is fluid and entertaining and the illustrations plentiful and well chosen. Some of the vintage machinery is shown in color photos of restored aircraft... lots to engage the mind and create interest in the subject.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435147935
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/09/2013
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.98(w) x 11.52(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

JIM WINCHESTER is the author of, among others, Fighters of the 20th Century, Combat Legends: A-4 Skyhawk, and Fighter. He contributes to a number of aviation publications, including Air Forces Monthly and Aeroplane. He lives in West London.

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