Smithsonian Atlas of World Aviation: Charting the History of Flight from the First Balloons to Today's Most Advanced Aircraft

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This first-of-its-kind, definitive book offers a fascinating textual and visual tour of civilian, military, and commercial aviation from the earliest balloon flights to today's most advanced aircraft.

Featuring 100 newly commissioned and historic maps as well as 200 related photographs, navigation charts, and historic artifacts, the Smithsonian Atlas of World Aviation charts the awe-inspiring history of flight around the world. Dana Bell, a leading expert on aviation history, explains the fascinating stories behind aviation's great technological advances and provides historic and social context that highlights the many ways in which these advances have changed the course of human history.

Groundbreaking maps and charts include: Locations of first flights and early transatlantic flightsPan American Airways international mail and passenger routesAir sequences of the Battle of Britain, Battle of the Bulge, and Berlin AirliftModern-day flight charts, national aircraft markings, and civil aviation codes

History's greatest aviation achievements come alive as never before through detailed visualization and compelling narrative. A must-have for all flight and history enthusiasts.

About this item

Important Made in USA Origin Disclaimer: For certain items sold by Walmart on Walmart.com, the displayed country of origin information may not be accurate or consistent with manufacturer information. For updated, accurate country of origin data, it is recommended that you rely on product packaging or manufacturer information.

This first-of-its-kind, definitive book offers a fascinating textual and visual tour of civilian, military, and commercial aviation from the earliest balloon flights to today's most advanced aircraft.

Featuring 100 newly commissioned and historic maps as well as 200 related photographs, navigation charts, and historic artifacts, the Smithsonian Atlas of World Aviation charts the awe-inspiring history of flight around the world. Dana Bell, a leading expert on aviation history, explains the fascinating stories behind aviation's great technological advances and provides historic and social context that highlights the many ways in which these advances have changed the course of human history.

Groundbreaking maps and charts include: Locations of first flights and early transatlantic flightsPan American Airways international mail and passenger routesAir sequences of the Battle of Britain, Battle of the Bulge, and Berlin AirliftModern-day flight charts, national aircraft markings, and civil aviation codes

History's greatest aviation achievements come alive as never before through detailed visualization and compelling narrative. A must-have for all flight and history enthusiasts.

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Publisher: Harpercollins
Publish Date: Jun 2008
ISBN-13: 9780061251443
ISBN-10: 0061251445
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 230
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.5 x 10.0 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9780061251443
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