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Book of Flight: the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Book News Annotation:

Based on the collection of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., this book traces the history of aviation and flight, from the development of ballooning to the building of the International Space Station. Each two-page spread, on topics such as Charles Lindbergh, WWII bombers, Skylab, and Mir, briefly introduces the topic and offers color and b&w photos and explanatory captions, plus fun facts. For those who have not kept up with space exploration in recent times, photos of modern space stations, and even a space toilet, will be especially exciting.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The dream of flight is one of the oldest in human history. We read about it in ancient Greek mythology and visualize it through Leonardo da Vinci's sketches of flying machines.

The Book of Flight traces the remarkable story of the pioneers, inventors, and daring pilots who turned that dream into a reality. Based on the outstanding collections of the National Air and Space Museum, this handsome book brings to life milestones in flight history: the development of ballooning; the earliest human gliders; the Wright Brothers' first sustained flights; Charles Lindbergh's solo trip across the Atlantic; Amelia Earhart's courageous flights; Chuck Yeager's blast through the sound barrier; the Apollo astronauts' first steps onto the moon; and the building of the International Space Station.

Richly illustrated, this book takes you on an exciting journey through time. You'll watch early inventors at work, thrill to the first air races and the dogfights of World War I and II, peer inside a flying boat of the 1930s, and witness the horrific explosion of the airship Hindenburg. You'll ride in the DC-3, marvel at the technology of the stealth fighter, and experience life aboard the Space Shuttle. As you turn the pages you'll meet barnstormers and ballonists, stunt flyers and flying aces, and rocket scientists and astronauts.

More than 350 photographs and illustrations portray the development of aviation and space flight. Diagrams explain concepts such as jet propulsion and supersonic flight and depict the workings of rockets and other devices. A comprehensive glossary provides easy-to-understand explanations of technical terms.

The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, with more than eight million visitors annually, is home to the world's most famous collection of historical aircraft, rockets, and space vehicles.

Synopsis:

The major milestones in flight history illustrated from the collection of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - includes glossary and illustrated explanations of concepts behind the technology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781552095997
Subtitle:
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Author:
Rinard, Judith E.
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Location:
Buffalo, NY
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aeronautics
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Subject:
Astronautics
Subject:
Flight
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum
Subject:
Flight -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes index.
Series Volume:
238
Publication Date:
September 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
11.01x9.06x.40 in. 1.40 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The dream of flight is one of the oldest in human history. We read about it in ancient Greek mythology and visualize it through Leonardo da Vinci's sketches of flying machines.

The Book of Flight traces the remarkable story of the pioneers, inventors, and daring pilots who turned that dream into a reality. Based on the outstanding collections of the National Air and Space Museum, this handsome book brings to life milestones in flight history: the development of ballooning; the earliest human gliders; the Wright Brothers' first sustained flights; Charles Lindbergh's solo trip across the Atlantic; Amelia Earhart's courageous flights; Chuck Yeager's blast through the sound barrier; the Apollo astronauts' first steps onto the moon; and the building of the International Space Station.

Richly illustrated, this book takes you on an exciting journey through time. You'll watch early inventors at work, thrill to the first air races and the dogfights of World War I and II, peer inside a flying boat of the 1930s, and witness the horrific explosion of the airship Hindenburg. You'll ride in the DC-3, marvel at the technology of the stealth fighter, and experience life aboard the Space Shuttle. As you turn the pages you'll meet barnstormers and ballonists, stunt flyers and flying aces, and rocket scientists and astronauts.

More than 350 photographs and illustrations portray the development of aviation and space flight. Diagrams explain concepts such as jet propulsion and supersonic flight and depict the workings of rockets and other devices. A comprehensive glossary provides easy-to-understand explanations of technical terms.

The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, with more than eight million visitors annually, is home to the world's most famous collection of historical aircraft, rockets, and space vehicles.

"Synopsis" by , The major milestones in flight history illustrated from the collection of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - includes glossary and illustrated explanations of concepts behind the technology.
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