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About the Book"Discover the remarkable machines that made possible man's quest to conquer the skies"--Cover.
Take flight with this spectacular and informative guide to the fascinating world of aircraft.Superb color photographs offer a unique exploration of the history of flight, as well as providing a close-up view of the many different kinds of aircraft in use today, from helicopters to hot-air balloons. Find out what a Victorian steam-powered airplane looked like, what the first pilots wore, how wings provide lift, and what's inside a black box. Discover how a plane lands and takes off, how a glider works, which plane could be carried on a car, what the buttons on a flight deck do, and much more. Great for projects or just for fun, Eyewitness Flight will help you to learn everything you need to know about the history and science of flight.
About the AuthorAndrew Nahum works at the Science Museum in London as the principal curator of technology and engineering. He is an author and writer whose work, mostly on the history of technology and aviation, has appeared in numerous academic and popular journals. His books include Flight, Flying Machnines, and Frank Whittle: Invention of the Jet, among others.