Published: September 1, 2010
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 186200725X
ISBN - 13: 9781862007253
From the Publisher
|34 cm x 31 cm x 4 cm boxset
of hardcover book containing rare and newly researched removeable
documents of historic importance.
From the Jacket
|The Development of Aviation
Through the Ages.
From the very first flights in balloons and gliders to the launch
of a spacecraft to the moon, mankind has been fascinated by the
challenge of taking to the skies above us. In this beautifully
illustrated book, the history of flight is presented from a global
perspective. From early pioneers such as the Wright brothers,
Alcock & Brown and Louis Bleriot; to more recent innovators,
such as the highly skilled engineers and technicians that brought
Concorde to the world. Their stories are woven together to tell of
the daring exploits and dangerous challenges which have formed the
long arc of development from the amazing hot air balloons of the
Montgolfiers to the complex technology of military jets, through to
the hightech wizardry that has seen man soar through the Earth's
atmosphere and out into space.
The Story of Flight looks at the spread
of aviation throughout the world, how it developed as a new means
of military combat and how it became the leading mode of
international travel, all in the space of less than 100 years. This
book contains 15 facsimile items ranging from George Cayley's 1849
design for a glider, to the log book kept by Arthur Whitten Brown
during the first ever transatlantic flight, and the Apollo 11
mission report of the moon landing.