Flying Machine

Flying Machine

Book - 2004 | Rev. ed
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A photo essay tracing the history and development of aircraft from hot-air balloons to jetliners. Includes information on the principles of flight and the inner workings of various flying machines.
Contents: Flying like a bird 6
Lighter than air 8
Gliding aloft 10
Powered flight 12
The first airplanes 14
Those magnificent men 16
Double wings 18
The evolving plane 22
Light aircraft 26
Airplane engines 28
The propeller 30
Flying the world 32
Jetliner 34
Jet propulsion 36
Landing gear 38
Controlling the plane 40
In the cockpit 42
On the flight deck 44
Flying instruments 46
Rotating wings 48
Helicopter 50
Hot-air balloon 54
Airship 56
A modern glider 58
Kites for people 60
Portable planes 62
Who's who? 66
Publisher: London ; New York : DK Pub., 2004
Edition: Rev. ed
Branch Call Number: 629.13 N rev.ed
Characteristics: 72 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9780756606800
0756606802
9780756606794
0756606799

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