The Resource Flight : the complete history of aviation, R. G. Grant

Flight : the complete history of aviation, R. G. Grant

Label
Flight : the complete history of aviation
Title
Flight
Title remainder
the complete history of aviation
Statement of responsibility
R. G. Grant
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A visual guide to aviation and man's conquest of the skies, covering the earliest pioneers of flight to modern-day space technology. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution and now in paperback.Over 100 years ago, the Wright brothers flew in a shaky plane for the first time. Today, pilots can fly faster than the speed of sound, creating a sonic boom.Filled with thousands of full-color photographs and fact-filled profiles on 300 aircrafts, Flight follows the history of mankind taking to the skies. From Da Vinci's drawings of flying machines to Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in The Spirit of Saint Louis to the Boeing 767, this reference guide breaks down the complete story of aviation into easy-to-read facts and sidebar pullouts.Study the advances in aircraft design, compare the times of record-breaking flights, see how airplanes became weapons of war, and follow the timeline of the space race.Discover how we claimed the skies in Flight, from aviation pioneers of the past to astronauts of the future
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AU@
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Grant, R. G
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
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  • Airplanes
  • Aeronautics
  • Space flight
  • Air pilots
Target audience
adult
Label
Flight : the complete history of aviation, R. G. Grant
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "In partnership with Imperial War Museum" -- cover
  • Includes index and glossary
Contents
1.Age of the Pioneers -- The Prehistory of Flight -- Fight to be First -- Flying Takes Off -- 2.Aircraft Go To War -- Working for the Generals -- Knights of the Air -- Zeppelins and Bombers -- 3.The Golden Age -- Blazing the Trail -- Passengers Now Boarding -- Flying Boats and Airships -- The Shadow of War -- 4.Battle For the Skies -- Command of the Air -- Battle for Britain -- Air War at Sea -- Death From the Air -- 5.Cold War, Hot War -- Beyond the Sound Barrier -- Cold War Warriors -- Air Power in Action -- Hi-Tech Warfare -- 6.Space Travel -- Journey to the Moon -- Shuttle to Space -- 7.Shrinking World -- Jet Passenger Travel -- Fear of Flying -- Small is Beautiful -- The Future of Flight
Control code
on1030021022
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
452 pages
Isbn
9780241298039
Other physical details
black and white, and colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1030021022
Label
Flight : the complete history of aviation, R. G. Grant
Publication
Note
  • "In partnership with Imperial War Museum" -- cover
  • Includes index and glossary
Contents
1.Age of the Pioneers -- The Prehistory of Flight -- Fight to be First -- Flying Takes Off -- 2.Aircraft Go To War -- Working for the Generals -- Knights of the Air -- Zeppelins and Bombers -- 3.The Golden Age -- Blazing the Trail -- Passengers Now Boarding -- Flying Boats and Airships -- The Shadow of War -- 4.Battle For the Skies -- Command of the Air -- Battle for Britain -- Air War at Sea -- Death From the Air -- 5.Cold War, Hot War -- Beyond the Sound Barrier -- Cold War Warriors -- Air Power in Action -- Hi-Tech Warfare -- 6.Space Travel -- Journey to the Moon -- Shuttle to Space -- 7.Shrinking World -- Jet Passenger Travel -- Fear of Flying -- Small is Beautiful -- The Future of Flight
Control code
on1030021022
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
452 pages
Isbn
9780241298039
Other physical details
black and white, and colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1030021022

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