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Flight 100 Years of Aviation

ISBN-10: 0756619025
ISBN-13: 9780756619022
Edition: Revised 
Authors: R. G. Grant
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 452
Size: 9.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

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.

Foreword
Age of the Pioneers
The Prehistory of Flight
Fight to be First
Flying Takes Off
Aircraft Go to War
Working for the Generals
Knights of the Air
Zeppelins and Bombers
The Golden Age
Blazing the Trail
Passengers Now Boarding
Flying Boats and Airships
The Shadow of War
Battle for the Skies
Command of the Air
Battle for Britain
Air War at Sea
Death From the Air
Cold War, Hot War
Beyond the Sound Barrier
Cold War Warriors
Air Power in Action
Hi-Tech Warfare
Space Travel
Journey to the Moon
Shuttle to Space
Shrinking World
Jet Passenger Travel
Fear of Flying
Small is Beautiful
The Future of Flight
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgments

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