How People Learned to Fly (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

How People Learned to Fly (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Fran Hodgkins
     
 

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Young readers will discover the basic principles behind flight and see some of the strange contraptions that people used in their attempts to fly before the Wright brothers finally succeeded in 1903.

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Young readers will discover the basic principles behind flight and see some of the strange contraptions that people used in their attempts to fly before the Wright brothers finally succeeded in 1903.

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Hodgkins's entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series draws a visual timeline from centuries back, when humans' dreams of flying evolved into reality. The succinct, simplified text cites human efforts to fly like birds and describes the aeronautical physics of gliding using drag force, thrust and lift. Kelley's breezy illustrations convey a buoyant tone and keep the explanations understandable for curious young minds. Two pages of backmatter provide "Flying Facts" and instructions for making a paper airplane. Lightly touching on everything from the days of imagining the winged Icarus and dreaming of wings to today's nonchalance about air travel, this is a welcome addition to easy science books about humans and flight. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781436427272
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
33
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Fran Hodgkins is the author of The Orphan Seal, winner of the Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, presented by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This is Fran Hodgkins's first Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book. She lives in Maryland.

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