The Big Book of Flight is a celebration of it all, and a lot more besides, packed with derring-do stories of aviation's pioneers as well as fascinating profiles of remarkable planes, from Spitfires to Space Shuttles (and a number of other ...
Author: Rowland White
Publisher: Random House
Everybody dreams of flying. For as long as we've been able to look up and see the birds we've wanted to join them. But our efforts to do so have not always been as elegant or accomplished. Instead, there's been danger, excitement, courage and brilliance. The Big Book of Flight is a celebration of it all, and a lot more besides, packed with derring-do stories of aviation's pioneers as well as fascinating profiles of remarkable planes, from Spitfires to Space Shuttles (and a number of other wondrous projects that never quite got off the drawing board). Along with a unique collection of fantastic flight trivia, crucial questions are also addressed: What's so scary about the Bermuda Triangle? Why does airline food taste so bad? And how do you make the perfect paper dart? With stunning photographs and illustrations throughout, The Big Book of Flight promises to surprise, entertain and fire the imaginations of anyone with their head in the clouds.
When Pico falls in love with one of the winged people in the City by the Sea, the orphaned young librarian embarks on quest to find the mythical Morning Town, a magical place where those like him who are wingless may gain their wings, ...
Author: Keith Miller
Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
When Pico falls in love with one of the winged people in the City by the Sea, the orphaned young librarian embarks on quest to find the mythical Morning Town, a magical place where those like him who are wingless may gain their wings, encountering a variety of unusual characters and learning valuable lessons about life, love, and determination along the way. A first novel.
"If man were meant to fly, he'd have wings." Luckily, the intrepid pioneers of aviation didn't let that little detail stop them. Dedicated to the history of human flight, this richly illustrated retrospective spans centuries of innovation from the drawings of DaVinci to the daring deeds of John Glenn. Strap yourself in for a thrilling, sometimes bumpy ride as the uncertain attempts of the medieval period give way to the excitement of the Wright Brothers' advances and eventually the sophistication of the Space Shuttle. Whether warplanes, transport and tourism crafts, acrobatic machines, seaplanes or helicopters capture your imagination, you'll find every type of aircraft described in vivid detail. Marvel as technology leads to the development of convertiplanes, 21st century superfighters, and the controversial Concorde. You'll even glimpse the future of air travel with prototypes of commercial airliners yet to be produced by Airbus and Boeing.
This book contains a synthesis of the fundamental disciplines and applications involved in the description and analysis of aircraft flight.
Author: E. Torenbeek
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
Knowledge is not merely everything we have come to know, but also ideas we have pondered long enough to know in which way they are related, and 1 how these ideas can be put to practical use. Modern aviation has been made possible as a result of much scienti c - search. However, the very rst useful results of this research became ava- able a considerable length of time after the aviation pioneers had made their rst ights. Apparently, researchers were not able to nd an adequate exp- nation for the occurrence of lift until the beginning of the 21st century. Also, for the fundamentals of stability and control, there was no theory available that the pioneers could rely on. Only after the rst motorized ights had been successfully made did researchers become more interested in the science of aviation, which from then on began to take shape. In modern day life, many millions of passengers are transported every year by air. People in the western societies take to the skies, on average, several times a year. Especially in areas surrounding busy airports, travel by plane has been on the rise since the end of the Second World War. Despite becoming familiar with the sight of a jumbo jet commencing its ight once or twice a day, many nd it astonishing that such a colossus with a mass of several hundred thousands of kilograms can actually lift off from the ground.
Discover how planes get--and stay--airborne Now you can truly master an understanding of the phenomenon of flight. This practical guide is the most intuitive introduction to basic flight mechanics available.
Author: David W. Anderson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Technology & Engineering
Discover how planes get--and stay--airborne Now you can truly master an understanding of the phenomenon of flight. This practical guide is the most intuitive introduction to basic flight mechanics available. Understanding Flight, Second Edition, explains the principles of aeronautics in terms, descriptions, and illustrations that make sense--without complicated mathematics. Updated to include helicopter flight fundamentals and aircraft structures, this aviation classic is required reading for new pilots, students, engineers, and anyone fascinated with flight. Understanding Flight, Second Edition, covers: Physics of flight Wing design and configuration Stability and control Propulsion High-speed flight Performance and safety Aerodynamic testing Helicopters and autogyros Aircraft structures and materials
An updated guide to the world of flight documents the milestones in aviation history that changed the world, from the development of ballooning to Charles Lindbergh's solo trip across the Atlantic to the building of the International Space ...
Author: Judith E. Rinard
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
Category: Technology & Engineering
An updated guide to the world of flight documents the milestones in aviation history that changed the world, from the development of ballooning to Charles Lindbergh's solo trip across the Atlantic to the building of the International Space Station. Simultaneous.
THE STORY: In 1858, on a plantation in Georgia, a young mother is suddenly sold, leaving behind her husband and their five-year-old son.
Author: Charlayne Woodard
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
THE STORY: In 1858, on a plantation in Georgia, a young mother is suddenly sold, leaving behind her husband and their five-year-old son. Through a magical evening of storytelling, music and dance, the enslaved community comes together, not only to
Anyone interested in aeroplanes and vehicles of the sky, and their inventors, engineers, and pilots should have this book on their shelf.
Author: R.G. Grant
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Discover the fascinating stories behind humankind's conquest of the skies, from dreamers and inventors to modern-day astronauts. Take a sky-high journey through the Wright brothers' first powered flight, to Concorde's final voyage, to the tragic crash of the Columbia, and more, in this stunning book packed with information on the history of aviation. Charting the trailblazers, jet test pilots and constant progress at the cutting-edge of technology, every aspect of flight is explored. Recalling memorable events of the sky - record-breaking flights, aerial warfare, and hijackings - Flight is the story of how our dream to fly became a reality. This visual guide features remarkable photography on every page and galleries throughout to showcase important aircraft - with multiple viewpoints and their key statistics. Anyone interested in aeroplanes and vehicles of the sky, and their inventors, engineers, and pilots should have this book on their shelf.
A stunning world-records book of animal flight, by the author-and-illustrator team behind the bestselling Book of Bones!
Author: Gabrielle Balkan
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A stunning world-records book of animal flight, by the author-and-illustrator team behind the bestselling Book of Bones! Meet ten fascinating flyers through a series of superlatives – and guess who's who while learning about airborne animals. From the fastest (white-throated needletail) to the most acrobatic (flying fox bat), and from the best glider (colugo) to the best backward flyer (hummingbird), each master of flight is cleverly depicted in a blueprint-inspired diagram, accompanied by playful, informative text. The stunning page-turn reveal features a full-color illustration and an explanation of what makes each animal's way of flying so special. Ages 5-8
These include the classic picture book 'My Place', illustrated by Donna Rawlins and adapted to television, and the historical novel 'The House that was Eureka'.
Author: Nadia Wheatley
Category: Refugee camps
Tonight is the night. The family has to flee. They've been tipped off that the authorities are after their blood. Set in biblical times, a small family sets off across a desert in search of refuge from persecution in their own country, and an ancient story becomes a fable for our times. Their journey is beset by heat and thirst, threatening tanks and the loss of their donkey, but eventually they reach a refugee camp where they can wait in safety for asylum in another country. In this first-time collaboration between multi-award-winning author, Nadia Wheatley, and internationally-renowned illustrator, Armin Greder, words and images blend seamlessly to take readers on a journey they will never forget.