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Flight : riveting reads for curious kids

Author: R G Grant; Michael Allaby
Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, 2020. ©2020
Series: Microbites.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : Second edition.; This American editionView all editions and formats
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"Jet into the world of flight and discover its history, from the first hot-air balloons and gliders to today's supersonic spy planes, helicopters, and space vehicles. Telling the stories of the pioneers of aviation, such as Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, Flight is also packed with fun facts. For example, did you know that early airplanes landed on wheels that were borrowed from cars and motorcycles?" --
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R G Grant; Michael Allaby
ISBN: 1465497579 9781465497574 1465498478 9781465498472
OCLC Number: 1119592185
Description: 96 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: To fly like a bird --
Up, up, and away --
The golden age --
Ships of the air --
Traveling in style --
Wings for victory --
Faster than sound --
Happy landings! --
Whirlybirds --
Into space --
Extreme aircraft --
Reference section.
Series Title: Microbites.
Responsibility: by Reg Grant ; consultant Michael Allaby.

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"Jet into the world of flight and discover its history, from the first hot-air balloons and gliders to today's supersonic spy planes, helicopters, and space vehicles. Telling the stories of the pioneers of aviation, such as Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, Flight is also packed with fun facts. For example, did you know that early airplanes landed on wheels that were borrowed from cars and motorcycles?" --

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