A lavish and enthralling account of 100 years of airborne innovation, with dramatic images and accounts of pioneering flights and technology, the aircrafts that made history and the pilots who flew them.From the Publisher:
This work presents a journey through a century of flight, capturing the spirit and excitement of aviation past and present, from the Wright brothers' first airborne attempts to the story behind the space race. Bone-jarring moments of flight with pioneers such as Orville Wright, Harriet Quimby and Roland Garros are presented, along with absorbing profiles of the key personalities and the planes they flew. Readers can follow the swift advances in aviation technology that took place with the onset of war, as supremacy in the skies became a crucial factor. Eyewitness accounts and images bring air reconnaissance, aerial bombing and spectacular "dogfights" to life. Adventurous fliers like Lindbergh and Earhart pushed the boundaries even further during the "golden age" of flight in the 1920s and 1930s. R.G. Grant describes how these trailblazers conquered transatlantic routes and paved the way for new luxury passenger jets. The book concludes with a glimpse into the future of flight: from anti-terrorist strategies to light aircraft, pilotless planes and space vacations.
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Descripción Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0751337323
Descripción Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0751337323
Descripción DK, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110751337323