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The Story of Flight: The Development of Aviation Through the Ages
     

The Story of Flight: The Development of Aviation Through the Ages

by Stephen Woolford, Carl Warner
 

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From the ancient myth of Icarus to the USSR’s and America’s space race, man has always dreamed of soaring to the skies. This gorgeously illustrated book presents a global history of flight, including kite flying in China in the sixth century; da Vinci’s prescient designs for flying machines; the Montgolfiers’ hot-air balloons; the pioneering

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From the ancient myth of Icarus to the USSR’s and America’s space race, man has always dreamed of soaring to the skies. This gorgeously illustrated book presents a global history of flight, including kite flying in China in the sixth century; da Vinci’s prescient designs for flying machines; the Montgolfiers’ hot-air balloons; the pioneering work of the Wright brothers, Alcock, and Blériot; and the subsequent rapid development of aviation technology that took us to the moon and beyond. Containing facsimiles of journal, diary, and notebook entries, plus newspaper accounts heralding aviation breakthroughs and blueprints of revolutionary new aircraft, The Story of Flight tells a fascinating story, filled with daring, danger, and magical success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847324597
Publisher:
Carlton Books
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
12.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Woolford is the Head of Interpretation and Collections at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, one of Europe’s premier aviation museums. Carl Warner also works in the Collections Department of the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.

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