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Flight / Von Hardesty.

Book Book (2011, ©2008.)
Description: 64 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 28 cm.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2011, ©2008.
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  • ISBN: 9781442432772 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1442432772 (hbk.)
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
General Note: Includes index.
Contents: Understanding flight : The invisible force: flight -- Observing nature: animal flight. Aviation ancestors : Myths and legends: Icarus -- Dreams of flight: ornithopter -- Airships and balloons -- Climbing on rising air: gliders. Aviation milestones : Early flying machines: liftoff! -- Pistons and propellers: early aircraft -- Power and speed: the jet age -- Passenger aircraft -- Faster than sound: supersonic -- Reaching into space: space flight. Aircraft : Wright flyer -- Crossing the channel: Blériot XI -- Aerial combat: SPAD XIII -- Weddell-Williams: racer -- Avro Lancaster -- Catalina Guba II: seaplane -- F/A-18 Hornet -- F-117A Nighthawk -- F-22 Raptor -- On the tarmac: Airbus A320 -- Eurocopter EC 145: helicopter -- Modern airship: Zeppelin NT -- Into the future: SpaceShipOne.
Summary: Provides an overview of the principal stages in the history of flight, from animal flight and the first attempts to develop human flight to the present, and describes the invention of the various systems on an airplane and notable aircraft.
Citation: Hardesty, Von. "Flight." New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2011, ©2008.
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