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Flight : 100 years of aviation

Author: R G Grant; Duxford Airfield.; National Air and Space Museum.
Publisher: London : Dorling Kindersley, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title presents comprehensive coverage of the most dramatic moments in the history of aviation, from early attempts at flying to the exciting breakthroughs in contemporary technology. The book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R G Grant; Duxford Airfield.; National Air and Space Museum.
ISBN: 0751337323 9780751337327
OCLC Number: 50215643
Notes: Published in association with Duxford Imperial War Museum and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Credits: Published in association with Duxford Imperial War Museum and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Description: 440 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Age of the pioneers : Prehistory of flight --
Fight to be first --
Flying takes off --
Aircraft go to war : Working for the generals --
Knights of the air --
Zeppelins & bombers --
Golden age : Blazing the trail --
Passengers now boarding --
Flying boats & airships --
Shadow of war --
Battle for the skies : Command of the air --
Battle for Britain --
Air war at sea --
Death from the air --
Cold war, Hot war : Beyond the sound barrier --
Cold war warriors --
Air power in action --
Hi-tech warfare --
Space travel : Journey to the moon --
Shuttle to space --
Shrinking world : Jet passenger travel --
Fear of flying --
Small is beautiful.
Responsibility: R.G. Grant.

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