The First Flight: The Story of the Wright Brothers

The First Flight: The Story of the Wright Brothers

by Richard L. Taylor
     
 

Not a typical book on the Wright Brothers, this study emphasizes their determination and the technical problems that had to be recognized and surmounted. See more details below

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Not a typical book on the Wright Brothers, this study emphasizes their determination and the technical problems that had to be recognized and surmounted.

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Taylor's lively narrative chronicles the events between 1899 and 1903, from the Wright brothers' initial exploration of the idea of manned flight to their dramatic success on December 17, 1903. Taylor explains how the brothers built the first airplane with tools available in their bicycle shop and refined the mathematics used to determine the most efficient curvature of an airplane wing, becoming experts in aerodynamics. A section of ``Facts, Figures, and Important Dates'' includes biographical details, a brief description of Wright brothers memorials, and statistics of the first four flights. Black-and-white and color photographs add to the historical detail. Libraries needing a modern treatment of this event should consider this book. --Margaret M. Hagel, Norfolk Public Library System, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531108918
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1990
Series:
First Books Series
Edition description:
37100 Scholastic Library
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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