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Planes, rockets, and other flying machines

Author: Ian Graham; N J Hewetson
Publisher: Danbury, CT : Franklin Watts, [2000]
Series: Fast forward (Danbury, Conn.)
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : English : A Franklin Watts library edView all editions and formats
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Traces the development of flight including designs and technology of hot air balloons, gliders, helicopters, and rockets. Since the world's first controlled, powered flight was made in 1903, people have conquered the skies in hot-air balloons and helicopters, gliders and rockets. Follow the development of designs and technology, and discover the flying machines taking us into the 21st century.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Graham; N J Hewetson
ISBN: 0531118789 9780531118788 0531164446 9780531164440
OCLC Number: 42823656
Notes: "With special split pages"--Cover.
Includes index.
Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
Contents: Dreams of flight: Man's first attempts to defy gravity and fly like the birds --
Trailblazers: Pilots and plane-makers who made the first flights and set records --
Planes for war: Fighters, bombers, and stealth planes --
Balloons and airships: How lighter-than-air craft fly by using hydrogen, helium, and hot air --
Special planes: Transporters, fire-fighters, gliders, private jets, and flying boat --
Helicopters: Most versatile aircraft, helicopters, at war and in peacetime --
Airliners and airports: Growth in civil aviation and the arrival of the jet airliner --
Spacecraft: Space age, the first space flights, the Apollo moon missions, and the space shuttle --
Glossary: Planes and rockets facts - Chronology - Index.
Series Title: Fast forward (Danbury, Conn.)
Responsibility: written by Ian Graham ; illustrated by Nick Hewetson ; created and designed by David Salariya.

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Traces the development of flight including designs and technology of hot air balloons, gliders, helicopters, and rockets. Since the world's first controlled, powered flight was made in 1903, people have conquered the skies in hot-air balloons and helicopters, gliders and rockets. Follow the development of designs and technology, and discover the flying machines taking us into the 21st century.

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