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Discovering flight

Author: N D Smith; Gareth Floyd
Publisher: Chester Springs, Pa. : Dufour, 1968.
Series: The Discovery reference books
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tells stories of real adventure in the air, the stories of men who risked their lives to learn how to make machines fly ... there is a detailed account of the whole development, from balloon flight to the supersonoic jet. There are descriptions of the principal types of aircraft, illustrated by diagrams and drawings, and lists of famous pilots and their record-breaking flights. Gliders and gliding are described in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: N D Smith; Gareth Floyd
OCLC Number: 218236
Description: 128 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Man's conquest of the air --
By comet jet from London Airport --
The first channel crossing by air --
The first aeroplane flight --
Airship across the Atlantic --
Mary and Donald go gliding --
Early attempts to discover flight --
Balloons --
Airships --
Fixed-wing gliding flight --
Powered aeroplane flight --
Vertical flight --
Meanings of words.
Series Title: The Discovery reference books
Responsibility: N.D. Smith ; illustrated by Gareth Floyd.

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"Tells stories of real adventure in the air, the stories of men who risked their lives to learn how to make machines fly ... there is a detailed account of the whole development, from balloon flight to the supersonoic jet. There are descriptions of the principal types of aircraft, illustrated by diagrams and drawings, and lists of famous pilots and their record-breaking flights. Gliders and gliding are described in detail ... account of how the powered aircraft developed ... and at the end there is a list of technical terms and their meanings"--Foreword.

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