Follow the fascinating path of human flight and flying machines from the first early attempts in the middle ages to the development of highly advanced instruments and tools on-board the modern aircraft. In-depth facts and stunning photographs make this a perfect resource for projects, reference and discovery.
- Paperback | 72 pages
- 214 x 276 x 8mm | 322.06g
- 05 Jun 2003
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd
- Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- colour illustrations, colour photographs, glossary, index
Table of contents
Flying like a bird; lighter than air; gliding aloft; powered flight; the first aeroplanes; those magnificent men; double wings; the evolving plane; light aircraft; aero-engines; the propeller; flying the world; jetliner; jet propulsion; landing gear; controlling the plane; in the cockpit; on the flight deck; flying instruments; rotating wings; helicopter; hot-air balloon; airship; a modern glider; kites for people; portable planes; did you know? who's who?; find out more.