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Field Guide to Airplanes, Third Edition

ISBN-10: 0618411275
ISBN-13: 9780618411276
Edition: 3rd 2006
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Description: Extending the principles of the famed Peterson Identification System to the man-made world, A Field Guide to Airplanes will enable you to identify virtually any plane in North America, in the air or on the ground. This fully revised and updated  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Extending the principles of the famed Peterson Identification System to the man-made world, A Field Guide to Airplanes will enable you to identify virtually any plane in North America, in the air or on the ground. This fully revised and updated third edition features more than 400 aircraft, including 75 new planes that incorporate the latest advances in general aviation, military aircraft, commercial airliners, business jets, and helicopters. Beautiful and accurate illustrations include arrows and detailed drawings to help pinpoint the differences between similar models. Clear, succinct descriptions of each plane include statistical information, history, and a list of important field marks that distinguish one plane from another. For serious enthusiasts and amateurs alike, this is the only true field guide to airplanes.

Born in Calcutta, and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Northern India. He studied in Delhi, Oxford, and Egypt and taught at various Indian and American universities. Author of a travel book and three acclaimed novels. Ghosh has also written for GRANTA, THE NEW YORKER, THE NEW YORK TIMES, and THE OBSERVER. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.Formerly vice president and partner of the Architects Collaborative, the famous firm founded by Walter Gropius, Gerald Foster has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Boston Architectural Center as well as the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited at the DeCordova Museum and at various galleries. His books include A Field Guide to Airplanes, A Field Guide to Trains, and American Houses: A Field Guide.

M. R. Montgomery, award-winning writer for the "Boston Globe", has been a journalist for 30 years and is the author of 5 previous books. He graduated from Stanford University and the University of Oregon with degrees in American history. A native of Montana, Montgomery lives in Boston.

Introduction
Biplanes
Agricultural Planes
Low-Wing Singles
High-Wing Singles
Amphibians
Low-Wing Twins
High-Wing Twins
Twin-Boom and Canard Twins
Four-Engine Props
Business Jets
Jet Airliners
Military Aircraft
Recently Retired Military Aircraft
Helicopters
Index

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