History of Flight: From the Flying Machine of Leonardo da Vinci to the Conquest of the Space

History of Flight: From the Flying Machine of Leonardo da Vinci to the Conquest of the Space

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By (author) Riccardo Niccoli

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  • Publisher: White Star
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 236mm x 322mm x 36mm | 2,240g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Vercelli
  • ISBN 10: 8854407593
  • ISBN 13: 9788854407596
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New, Expanded, Updated
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, black & white halftones, colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 309,165

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From man's first hopeful attempts to achieve liftoff to the era of jets, superfighters, and space shuttles, this fascinating volume captures the magic and science of flight. Magnificently illustrated, it moves forward chronologically, with each chapter dedicated to a specific type of aircraft or event--including wartime aviation and the birth of commercial airlines. Entertaining anecdotes, and a section on technology, round out this comprehensive history.

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Riccardo Niccoli, one of Italy's best-known aviation historians, has published articles and photographs in the specialist press since 1982. He works with a number of magazines and publishing companies in Europe and the US, and has written several books and other works on aviation.