The Big Book of Flight

The Big Book of Flight is a celebration of it all, and a lot more besides, packed with derring-do stories of aviation's pioneers as well as fascinating profiles of remarkable planes, from Spitfires to Space Shuttles (and a number of other ...

The Big Book of Flight

Author: Rowland White

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0593070313

Page: 320

View: 718

Everybody dreams of flying. For as long as we've been able to look up and see the birds we've wanted to join them. But our efforts to do so have not always been as elegant or accomplished. Instead, there's been danger, excitement, courage and brilliance. The Big Book of Flight is a celebration of it all, and a lot more besides, packed with derring-do stories of aviation's pioneers as well as fascinating profiles of remarkable planes, from Spitfires to Space Shuttles (and a number of other wondrous projects that never quite got off the drawing board). Along with a unique collection of fantastic flight trivia, crucial questions are also addressed: What's so scary about the Bermuda Triangle? Why does airline food taste so bad? And how do you make the perfect paper dart? With stunning photographs and illustrations throughout, The Big Book of Flight promises to surprise, entertain and fire the imaginations of anyone with their head in the clouds.

The Magic School Bus Taking Flight

Join Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus gang for some higher learning in this high flying adventure. The class learns how a plane gets up in the air, stays up, and is steered.

The Magic School Bus Taking Flight

Author: Joanna Cole

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590738712

Page: 32

View: 364

Join Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus gang for some higher learning in this high flying adventure. The class learns how a plane gets up in the air, stays up, and is steered.

Flight Physics

This book contains a synthesis of the fundamental disciplines and applications involved in the description and analysis of aircraft flight.

Flight Physics

Author: E. Torenbeek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402086644

Page: 537

View: 158

Knowledge is not merely everything we have come to know, but also ideas we have pondered long enough to know in which way they are related, and 1 how these ideas can be put to practical use. Modern aviation has been made possible as a result of much scienti c - search. However, the very rst useful results of this research became ava- able a considerable length of time after the aviation pioneers had made their rst ights. Apparently, researchers were not able to nd an adequate exp- nation for the occurrence of lift until the beginning of the 21st century. Also, for the fundamentals of stability and control, there was no theory available that the pioneers could rely on. Only after the rst motorized ights had been successfully made did researchers become more interested in the science of aviation, which from then on began to take shape. In modern day life, many millions of passengers are transported every year by air. People in the western societies take to the skies, on average, several times a year. Especially in areas surrounding busy airports, travel by plane has been on the rise since the end of the Second World War. Despite becoming familiar with the sight of a jumbo jet commencing its ight once or twice a day, many nd it astonishing that such a colossus with a mass of several hundred thousands of kilograms can actually lift off from the ground.

Book of Flight

Book of Flight

Author: Riccardo Niccoli

Publisher: Friedman/Fairfax Pub

ISBN: 1586637169

Page: 304

View: 512

"If man were meant to fly, he'd have wings." Luckily, the intrepid pioneers of aviation didn't let that little detail stop them. Dedicated to the history of human flight, this richly illustrated retrospective spans centuries of innovation from the drawings of DaVinci to the daring deeds of John Glenn. Strap yourself in for a thrilling, sometimes bumpy ride as the uncertain attempts of the medieval period give way to the excitement of the Wright Brothers' advances and eventually the sophistication of the Space Shuttle. Whether warplanes, transport and tourism crafts, acrobatic machines, seaplanes or helicopters capture your imagination, you'll find every type of aircraft described in vivid detail. Marvel as technology leads to the development of convertiplanes, 21st century superfighters, and the controversial Concorde. You'll even glimpse the future of air travel with prototypes of commercial airliners yet to be produced by Airbus and Boeing.

Animals in Flight

Introduces the world of animals that can fly, from little insects to soaring birds, and provides information about wings and how they work.

Animals in Flight

Author: Steve Jenkins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618548823

Page: 32

View: 712

Introduces the world of animals that can fly, from little insects to soaring birds, and provides information about wings and how they work.

The Book of Flying

When Pico falls in love with one of the winged people in the City by the Sea, the orphaned young librarian embarks on quest to find the mythical Morning Town, a magical place where those like him who are wingless may gain their wings, ...

The Book of Flying

Author: Keith Miller

Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)

ISBN:

Page: 262

View: 640

When Pico falls in love with one of the winged people in the City by the Sea, the orphaned young librarian embarks on quest to find the mythical Morning Town, a magical place where those like him who are wingless may gain their wings, encountering a variety of unusual characters and learning valuable lessons about life, love, and determination along the way. A first novel.

Flight

Explains the concepts of flight and aeronautics while also suggesting experiments which further illustrate the information presented.

Flight

Author: Peter Mellett

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub

ISBN: 9780836821628

Page: 68

View: 165

Explains the concepts of flight and aeronautics while also suggesting experiments which further illustrate the information presented.

Flight From Big Tangle

Lost in the forest as a fire rages, Kaylee finds her way home only to discover that she must overcome her fear of flying and pilot a floatplane to safety.

Flight From Big Tangle

Author: Anita Daher

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 155143234X

Page: 144

View: 499

Lost in the forest as a fire rages, Kaylee finds her way home only to discover that she must overcome her fear of flying and pilot a floatplane to safety.

The Fantastic Cutaway Book of Flight

Cross-section illustrations reveal the complex technology of 747s, helicopters, supersonic jets, and other vehicles of flight.

The Fantastic Cutaway Book of Flight

Author: Jon Richards

Publisher: Copper Beech Books

ISBN: 9780761307266

Page: 39

View: 770

Cross-section illustrations reveal the complex technology of 747s, helicopters, supersonic jets, and other vehicles of flight.

Flight of the Tiger Moth

When death threatens a pilot at the nearby air training base, seventeen-year-old Jack must use a secretly-acquired skill to save a life and affirm his own identity to his over protective mother.

Flight of the Tiger Moth

Author: Mary Woodbury

Publisher: Coteau Books

ISBN: 1550506595

Page: 240

View: 944

When death threatens a pilot at the nearby air training base, seventeen-year-old Jack must use a secretly-acquired skill to save a life and affirm his own identity to his over protective mother.

Flight

Describes how Charles Lindbergh achieved the remarkable feat of flying nonstop and solo from New York to Paris in 1927.

Flight

Author: Robert Burleigh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698114256

Page: 32

View: 847

Describes how Charles Lindbergh achieved the remarkable feat of flying nonstop and solo from New York to Paris in 1927.

Flight

These include the classic picture book 'My Place', illustrated by Donna Rawlins and adapted to television, and the historical novel 'The House that was Eureka'.

Flight

Author: Nadia Wheatley

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781922081483

Page:

View: 214

Tonight is the night. The family has to flee. They've been tipped off that the authorities are after their blood. Set in biblical times, a small family sets off across a desert in search of refuge from persecution in their own country, and an ancient story becomes a fable for our times. Their journey is beset by heat and thirst, threatening tanks and the loss of their donkey, but eventually they reach a refugee camp where they can wait in safety for asylum in another country. In this first-time collaboration between multi-award-winning author, Nadia Wheatley, and internationally-renowned illustrator, Armin Greder, words and images blend seamlessly to take readers on a journey they will never forget.

Understanding Flight Second Edition

Discover how planes get--and stay--airborne Now you can truly master an understanding of the phenomenon of flight. This practical guide is the most intuitive introduction to basic flight mechanics available.

Understanding Flight  Second Edition

Author: David W. Anderson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071626972

Page: 306

View: 532

Discover how planes get--and stay--airborne Now you can truly master an understanding of the phenomenon of flight. This practical guide is the most intuitive introduction to basic flight mechanics available. Understanding Flight, Second Edition, explains the principles of aeronautics in terms, descriptions, and illustrations that make sense--without complicated mathematics. Updated to include helicopter flight fundamentals and aircraft structures, this aviation classic is required reading for new pilots, students, engineers, and anyone fascinated with flight. Understanding Flight, Second Edition, covers: Physics of flight Wing design and configuration Stability and control Propulsion High-speed flight Performance and safety Aerodynamic testing Helicopters and autogyros Aircraft structures and materials

Flight

The Wright Brothers first took their flyer soaring in 1903—and less than a century later, rockets flew us to the moon.

Flight

Author: Stephen Woolford

Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited

ISBN: 9780233004594

Page: 160

View: 268

The Wright Brothers first took their flyer soaring in 1903—and less than a century later, rockets flew us to the moon. Experience the evolution of aviation, from the earliest pioneers to the complex technology of military jets and beyond, as inventors and aviators with skill and imagination push the limits of possibility. A rich selection of photos includes images of groundbreaking designs, patents, and logbooks from record-breaking flights.

Flight

From the National Book Award–winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the tale of a troubled boy’s trip through history.

Flight

Author: Sherman Alexie

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480457213

Page: 182

View: 279

From the National Book Award–winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the tale of a troubled boy’s trip through history. Half Native American and half Irish, fifteen-year-old “Zits” has spent much of his short life alternately abused and ignored as an orphan and ward of the foster care system. Ever since his mother died, he’s felt alienated from everyone, but, thanks to the alcoholic father whom he’s never met, especially disconnected from other Indians. After he runs away from his latest foster home, he makes a new friend. Handsome, charismatic, and eloquent, Justice soon persuades Zits to unleash his pain and anger on the uncaring world. But picking up a gun leads Zits on an unexpected time-traveling journey through several violent moments in American history, experiencing life as an FBI agent during the civil rights movement, a mute Indian boy during the Battle of Little Bighorn, a nineteenth-century Indian tracker, and a modern-day airplane pilot. When Zits finally returns to his own body, “he begins to understand what it means to be the hero, the villain and the victim. . . . Mr. Alexie succeeds yet again with his ability to pierce to the heart of matters, leaving this reader with tears in her eyes” (The New York Times Book Review). Sherman Alexie’s acclaimed novels have turned a spotlight on the unique experiences of modern-day Native Americans, and here, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian takes a bold new turn, combining magical realism with his singular humor and insight. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Sherman Alexie including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Flight

This title presents comprehensive coverage of the most dramatic moments in the history of aviation, from early attempts at flying to the exciting breakthroughs in contemporary technology. The book features archive images.

Flight

Author: R. G. Grant

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781405317689

Page: 440

View: 370

From the Wright brothers' first powered flight, to Concorde's final voyage and the tragic crash of the Columbia, this title presents the history of aviation. Charting the trailblazers, jet test pilots and constant progress at the cutting-edge of technology, it explores almost every aspect of flight.