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Book of flight : the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Author: Judith E Rinard
Publisher: Toronto : Firefly Books, 2001.
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The major milestones in flight history illustrated from the collections of the National Air and Space Museum includes the development of flight and diagrams explaining flight science and technology.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith E Rinard
ISBN: 155209619X 9781552096192 1552095991 9781552095997
OCLC Number: 46703391
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Leonardo da Vinci; the development of ballooning; the earliest human gliders; Wright Brothers' first sustained flights; Charles Lindbergh across the Atlantic; Amelia Earhart's courageous flights; Chuck Yeager blasts the sound barrier; the Battle of Britain; Sir Frank Whittle's 1931 jet engine; Harrier jump jet; Apollo 11 astronauts' first steps onto the moon; the International Space Station.
Responsibility: Judith E. Rinard.

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"The Book of Flight" traces the story of the aviation pioneers, inventors and daring pilots who turned a dream into a reality. Based on the collections of the US National Air and Space Museum, this  Read more...

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The Book of Flight could be used for recreation and also in the classroom.... The subject is fascinating and the book well written.--Thomas F. Chambers"Canadian Materials vol 14 no 16" (04/01/2008)

 
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A nice addition to any collection.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-07-30) Good Permalink

     Excellent book describing flight; at beginning, progressing to today. Excellent photos and timeline.

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