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Book of Flight The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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ISBN-10: 1554072751

ISBN-13: 9781554072750

Edition: 2nd 2007

Authors: Judith E. Rinard, National Air and Space Museum Staff

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'The Book of Flight' traces the remarkable story of the aviation pioneers, inventors, and daring pilots who turned a dream into a reality. Based on the collections of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, it brings to life milestones in flight history.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 7/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Judith E. Rinard was a staff writer for National Geographic, where she specialized in scientific subjects for more than 20 years.

Introduction
The Beginning of Flight
Powered Flight: First Attempts
The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers in France
Aviation Takes Off
World War I: Fighters
Flying a Fighter
World War I: Bombers
Barnstorming
Racing for the Skies
Douglas World Cruisers
Going the Distance
Charles Lindbergh
Amelia Earhart
Airmail to Airlines
Air Transport
Airships
Flying Boats
World War II: Fighters
World War II: Battle of Britain
World War II: Bombers
World War II: War at Sea
Enola Gay
The Sound Barrier
Korea and Vietman
Modern Military Aircraft
Modern Fighters
Spy in the Sky
Jet Transport
Helicopters
Working Planes
Modern Record Breakers
Rockets and the Space Age
To the Edge of Space
Mercury and Gemini
Comparative Rockets
Apollo to the Moon
One Small Step
Exploring the Moon
A Different World
Homeward Bound
Skylab
Apollo-Soyuz
Space Suits
The Space Shuttle
Keeping Safe
The Glass Cockpit
Shuttle Orbiter
Space Telescope
Meeting Mir
Living in Space
Gliding Home
Space Station
Building the ISS
New Horizons
Mission to Mars
Milestones of Flight
Glossary
Index