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Flight: 100 Years of Aviation

Format:  Paperback,

452 pages

Publisher: Dk Pub

Publish Date: Mar 2007

ISBN-13: 9780756619022

ISBN-10: 0756619025

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Publisher: Dk Pub
Publish Date: Mar 2007
ISBN-13: 9780756619022
ISBN-10: 0756619025
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 452
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.75 x 10.0 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 756619025

Chapter outline

Forewordp. 6
Age of the Pioneersp. 8
The Prehistory of Flightp. 10
Fight to be Firstp. 20
Flying Takes Offp. 38
Aircraft Go to Warp. 66
Working for the Generalsp. 68
Knights of the Airp. 80
Zeppelins and Bombersp. 94
The Golden Agep. 106
Blazing the Trailp. 108
Passengers Now Boardingp. 132
Flying Boats and Airshipsp. 152
The Shadow of Warp. 166
Battle for the Skiesp. 186
Command of the Airp. 188
Battle for Britainp. 206
Air War at Seap. 218
Death From the Airp. 236
Cold War, Hot Warp. 260
Beyond the Sound Barrierp. 262
Cold War Warriorsp. 274
Air Power in Actionp. 296
Hi-Tech Warfarep. 316
Space Travelp. 332
Journey to the Moonp. 334
Shuttle to Spacep. 358
Shrinking Worldp. 374
Jet Passenger Travelp. 376
Fear of Flyingp. 402
Small is Beautifulp. 412
The Future of Flightp. 424
Glossaryp. 440
Indexp. 444
Acknowledgmentsp. 451

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2002-12-01)

This sweeping compendium of milestones in 20th-century aviation history is published in association with the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, which may account for its rigorous attention to detail. Grant (The Berlin Wall) offers a wealth of supportive information to complement his engagingly written text. Succinct offset biographies sketch the lives and contributions of aviation's pioneers (both men and women), scientists, promoters, businessmen, barnstormers, racers, designers and manufacturers, aces (from World War I to Vietnam), and astronauts and cosmonauts.

Fascinating sidebars also treat early flight, assorted inventions, famous air races (1910-39), the gradual transformation of the role of the fighter pilot, the evolution of aerial weaponry, training programs, navigational technology, aerial exploration, landmark altitude and long-distance flights, Zeppelin travel, power plants, Hitler's jet and rocket programs, the breaking of the sound barrier, the Cold War space race, and America's current shuttle program. The impressive illustrations include over 300 gorgeous, full-color profiles of the world's major military and civilian aircraft and space vehicles. The result is a work of greater overall scope and depth than Bill Gunston's Aviation: The First 100 Years. Highly recommended for all military, aviation, and transportation collections and public libraries.

-John Carver Edwards, Univ. of Georgia Libs., Cleveland

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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