Striking, full-color illustrations, in a large format, makes this a book that children and adults will read for hours. Learn all about hot air balloons, the Spirit of St. Louis, the Hindenburg, and the stealth bomber. The book explains how these flying machines work, what they were used for, and how they stay in the air. The large, colorful layout is visually appealing, the text is clearly written, and more detailed illustrations show the complex technology of the aircraft. Includes a glossary, chronology and full-size poster.