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The Wright brothers : the birth of modern aviation

Author: Anna Sproule
Publisher: Woodbridge, Conn. : Blackbirch Press, ©1999.
Series: Giants of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A biography of the brothers who made the world's first flight in a power-driven, heavier-than-air machine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright; Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright; Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright; Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Sproule
ISBN: 1567113281 9781567113280
OCLC Number: 40193770
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Flight of fancy --
"Go on, Orville" --
In free flight --
Humans in air --
"First in the history of the world" --
Heavier than air --
The house on Hawthorn Street --
The Chinese top --
The four-year gap --
The partnership --
The Wright Cycle Company --
Aviation pioneer: Sir George Cayley --
Power, weight, and air --
Lilienthal's obsession --
--
The hump-back curve --
Lift and drag --
Lilienthal airborne --
Spellbound --
The question of balance --
A box for an inner tube --
"Wing-warping" --
Enlisting an expert --
The perfect place --
Success above the sand --
The soaring machine --
The glider comes alive --
Not as much as a bruise --
What's gone wrong? --
Chanute to the rescue --
Uncharted territory --
The new camp --
Power for the machine --
The first launch --
The machine flies --
The 'Moth out of season" --
"Inform press home Christmas" --
The story that went begging --
A world of non-believers --
"The boys are at it again" --
Is the Army interested? --
Wheelings and dealings --
Wilbur conquers France --
First blood --
Orville's disaster --
Glory days --
Dayton welcomes its own --
What happened to the joy? --
Orville alone --
The legacy --
Orville is gone.
Series Title: Giants of science.
Responsibility: by Anna Sproule.

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A biography of the brothers who made the world's first flight in a power-driven, heavier-than-air machine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.

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