Epic Adventure: Epic Flights

Epic Adventure: Epic Flights

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The first people to fly did so in hot-air balloons. Some 120 years later, theWright brothers' heavier-than-air flying machine made powered, controlled flight possible. Ever since, aviators have aspired to fly faster, farther, and higher. Charles Lindbergh set the world alight with his nonstop flight acrossthe Atlantic. Amy Johnson won hearts and acclaim flying solo from England to Australia in a small biplane. With advances in rocketry, a new era dawned. The world watched in awe as the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the Moon. The Voyager claimed the last major record for fixed-wing aircraft, flying nonstop around the world. And aviation's last major record was set when the Breitling Orbiter 3 pilots flew their balloon nonstop around the world.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 251.46 x 297.18 x 12.7mm | 635.03g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • 0753466694
  • 9780753466698
  • 2,196,905

Review quote

NSTA RecommendsThis book provides a unique opportunity for readers to become familiar with explorers who dreamed of flying faster, farther, and higher into the unknown. . . . each episode is riddled with events and data that will intrigue young readers. A concise narrative with background information introduces each topic, and this is followed by a timeline that will bring history to the forefront. . . . This should be an exciting read for the targeted group BooklistAs with a museum visit, the graphics will grab readers in these exciting, extra-large-size titles in the Epic Adventure series, packed with high-quality color photos on every double-page spread.Just as gripping are the narratives, captions, and technical details of exploration, adventure, and survival.show more

About Von Hardesty

Von Hardesty is a curator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. He has written widely on aerospace history. His books include "Great Aviators and EpicFlights"; "Lindbergh: Flight's Enigmatic Hero"; "Air Force One: The Aircraft that Shaped the Modern Presidency"; and "Epic Rivalry: The Inside Story of the Soviet and American Space Race." Peter Bull has worked as a freelance illustrator for more than twenty-five years. He creates both traditional and digital art for publishers worldwide and also runs the Peter Bull Art Studio, based in the United Kingdomshow more