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Budding aviation fans will pore over every page of this fascinating encyclopedic guide to the history and mechanics of flight, from the Wright Brothers to wind shear.

How does a plane move through the air? What is turbulence? What do those lines on the runways mean? All these questions and many more are answered in this gorgeously illustrated history of airplanes and flight
Hardcover, 104 pages
Published October 13th 2020 by Prestel Junior
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Mar 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Kids who love all things airplanes and aviation will be glued to this book for hours. Even though it’s made for kids, adults who love airplanes will love it too.

The book begins with a time-line of airplane history starting with the Wright Flyer in 1903 and up to the 2005 Airbus. The time-line also gives details on each plane’s maximum speed, weight, length, and wingspan. From the Wright Flyer only flying at 30 mph to the Rockwell Int Space Shuttle at 17,321 MPH, we have certainly come a long way
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A very complete overview of the history of planes, with beautiful illustrations and lots of facts about how planes operate and are used.
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Mar 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fascination for flying has occupied the mind of man for eons. As a child I remember my brothers and other boys making paper airplanes (with a variety of wing tip folds) and soaring them.

Wars and military strategies advanced with ever improving equipment, specifically airplanes, to fight new and more advanced warfare. Until today's modern airplane soars at super sonic speeds wreaking havoc on enemies far and wide.

And youngsters, both boys and girls, are continuing to be fascinated with the vehi
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May 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Lots of young readers enjoy nonfiction books. While books about dinosaurs and sharks remain ever-popular, vehicles of all kinds are of interest to many.

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