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We've found some real beauties of examples of books about aviation and flying machines from years and years ago, when flight was brand new, or at least when it was still exciting, classy and full of wonder, and didn't come with a thimble of water, four foil-wrapped peanuts and a cattle prod. Have a look and take wing with these beautiful books about flying machines.
Whether you are an addicted train historian familiar with the Flying Scotsman, the Bullet Train and the Super Chief, or simply someone fascinated by how railways have influenced modern society, you will find something of interest on the list.
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by Fia O. Caoimh
Exquisite illustrations of planes and helicopters, each accompanied by detailed technical specifications, the author recreated the progression of aircraft, beginning with the early days of flight.