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Flight: 100 Years of Aviation
by R. G. Grant
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0789489104, Hardcover)From the early pioneers to the latest spaceflight technology, this groundbreaking book charts the inspirational story behind humankind's conquest of the skies. In the 100 years since the Wright brothers' first powered flight, aviation has witnessed many memorable events. From record-breaking flights and aerial warfare, to advances in aircraft design and the race for space, Flight covers the most memorable moments in the history of aviation. Describing the feats of the brave men and women who piloted the early flying machines, to the pioneers of long-distance flight and the test pilots who ushered in the jet age, Flight is a gripping narrative of humankind's quest to conquer the skies and explore space. Loaded with spectacular full-color photographs, dramatic first-hand accounts, and fact-filled profiles on a huge range of aircraft, this is an enthralling account of a century of innovation and adventure.
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A richly illustrated history of flight from the Smithsonian Institution, featuring profiles of over three hundred planes and coverage of flight's "golden age," aircraft at war, space travel, and the most important flight events and pilots of the twentieth century.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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