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Flight : the evolution of aviation / Stephen Woolford & Carl Warner.

Woolford, Stephen, (author.). Warner, Carl, 1978- (author.).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9780233004594
  • ISBN: 0233004599
  • Physical Description: 159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: London : Andre Deutsch, 2015.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Includes index.
Taking flight -- The Wright Brothers -- Louis Blériot -- The Belle Epoque -- The aeroplane goes to war -- Air fighting -- Bombers and bombing -- Industry aircraft and air forces -- The first transatlantic flights -- Aviation in the 1920s and 1930s -- New York to Paris non-stop -- Airship and flying boats -- The first modern airliners -- The approach and outbreak of the Second World War -- The Battle of Britain & the Blitz -- The bomber war -- Working with the armies -- The air war at sea -- Industry and new technologies -- Air travel in the post war world -- Cold war confrontation -- Air power in Korea and Vietnam -- The space race -- The jet age -- Modern air power -- Aviation for all? -- Aviation and the modern world.
Summary, etc.:
Witness the daring exploits and dangerous challenges that form the story of flight in this beautifully illustrated book, filled with rare photographs and historical documents. From the early hot-air balloons of the Montgolfiers to the complex technology behind military jets and space rockets, this book looks at the innovators that contributed to every leap in development, how flight emerged as a new means of military combat and how it became the leading mode of international travel, all in the space of fewer than 100 years. This book showcases a collection of rare documents including: George Cayley's 1849 design for a glider, the log book kept by Arthur Whitten Brown during the first-ever transatlantic flight, the Apollo II mission report of the moon landing.
Subject: Aeronautics > History.
Flight > History.

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