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    The Big Book of Flight (Paperback) By (author) Rowland White


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    DescriptionHave you ever dreamed about flying? Thought so. The story of our ambition to join the birds is as old as we are: the lure of the impossible challenge, the deep-rooted thrill of excitement, the desire to feel free...And even if they haven't always been elegant and smooth, our efforts have been dangerous, exciting, unexpected, spectacular, courageous or just plain brilliant. The Big Book of Flight is a celebration of them all, and a lot more besides, packed with derring-do stories of aviation pioneers as well as fascinating profiles of remarkable planes (and other wondrous projects that never quite got off the drawing board). Along with a unique collection of fantastic flight trivia, crucial mysteries are also answered, such as how do you park an aeroplane? Why does airline food taste so bad? And how do you make the perfect paper dart? Enhanced by stunning photographs and illustrations throughout, The Big Book of Flight promises to surprise, entertain and fire the imaginations of anyone with their head in the clouds.

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    The Big Book of Flight
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rowland White
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    ISBN 13: 9780593070321
    ISBN 10: 0593070321

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.6
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BIC subject category V2: WGM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14370
    BISAC V2.8: TRA002000
    DC23: 387.73
    Illustrations note
    Fully illustrated throughout
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
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    Publication date
    23 May 2013
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    Author Information
    Rowland White was born and educated in Cambridge before studying modern history at Liverpool University. At the age of eight, Rowland wrote a primary school project he called 'JET'S'. Since then, his understanding of apostrophes and quotation marks has improved, but his enthusiasm for aviation remains undiminished. He learnt to paraglide in 1993 during a year spent teaching in Zimbabwe and has held a pilot's licence since 1998. Rowland has written three books since 2006, including the number-one bestseller Vulcan 607. All have been Sunday Times top ten bestellers. He now lives near Cambridge with his wife, Lucy, and three children. And he's hoping he might be able to find the time to start flying gliders ...