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The Smithsonian book of flight

Author: Walter J Boyne
Publisher: New York : Wings Books ; Avenel, N.J. : Distributed by Random House Value Pub., 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of flight chronicles the rapid evolution of aviation technology, from the Wright Flier of 1903 to Paul MacCready's Gossamer Condor, from the first balloons to the Concorde. It also focuses on the meaning of flight from inventiveness, the craftsmanship, the daring achievements, to the adventure.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter J Boyne
ISBN: 0517118505 9780517118504 0517119986 9780517119983
OCLC Number: 30548103
Notes: Originally published: 1st ed. Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books ; New York : Orion Books, ©1987.
Includes index.
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Walter J. Boyne.

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The history of flight chronicles the rapid evolution of aviation technology, from the Wright Flier of 1903 to Paul MacCready's Gossamer Condor, from the first balloons to the Concorde. It also focuses on the meaning of flight from inventiveness, the craftsmanship, the daring achievements, to the adventure.

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