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This first-of-its-kind, definitive book offers a fascinating textual and visual tour of civilian, military, and commercial aviation from the earliest balloon flights to today's most advanced aircraft.

Featuring 100 newly commissioned and historic maps as well as 200 related photographs, navigation charts, and historic artifacts, the Smithsonian Atlas of World Aviation charts the awe-inspiring history of flight around the world. Dana Bell, a leading expert on aviation history, explains the fascinating stories behind aviation's great technological advances and provides historic and social context that highlights the many ways in which these advances have changed the course of human history.

Groundbreaking maps and charts include:

  • Locations of first flights and early transatlantic flights
  • Pan American Airways international mail and passenger routes
  • Air sequences of the Battle of Britain, Battle of the Bulge, and Berlin Airlift
  • Modern-day flight charts, national aircraft markings, and civil aviation codes

History's greatest aviation achievements come alive as never before through detailed visualization and compelling narrative. A must-have for all flight and history enthusiasts.

About the Author

Dana Bell is a leading expert on the history of aviation. Now retired after thirty years with the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, he was formerly Technical Information Specialist at the NASM Archives and also worked at the U.S. Air Force Still Photo Depository. He is the author of more than twenty books on aviation subjects, including At the Controls; Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Directory of Airplanes; and One Hundred Years of World Military Aircraft.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061251443
Author:
Bell, Dana
Publisher:
Smithsonia
Author:
by Dana Bell
Subject:
Aviation - General
Subject:
Aeronautics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
World history
Subject:
Aeronautics -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20080617
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 54.75 oz

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