From the ancient myth of Icarus to the USSR’s and America’s space race, man has always dreamed of soaring to the skies. This gorgeously illustrated book presents a global history of flight, including kite flying in China in the sixth century; da Vinci’s prescient designs for flying machines; the Montgolfiers’ hot-air balloons; the pioneering work of the Wright brothers, Alcock, and Blériot; and the subsequent rapid development of aviation technology that took us to the moon and beyond. Containing facsimiles of journal, diary, and notebook entries, plus newspaper accounts heralding aviation breakthroughs and blueprints of revolutionary new aircraft, The Story of Flight tells a fascinating story, filled with daring, danger, and magical success.
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Stephen Woolford is the Head of Interpretation and Collections at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, one of Europe’s premier aviation museums. Carl Warner also works in the Collections Department of the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.
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Book Description Carlton Books, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1847324592
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97818473245971.0
Book Description Carlton Books, London, 2009. Hardcover/Slipcased. Book Condition: New. First Edition/first printing. ISBN:1847324592. [Oblong Folio] 57p. ill.(b/w & some col.) New in Slipcase. Presents a global history of flight from kite flying in China in the sixth century; da Vinci's prescient designs for flying machines; the Mongolfiers hot-air balloons; the prioneering work of the Wright brothers, Alcock, and Blieriot; and the subsequent rapid development of aviation. Uses facsimiles of journals, diaries and notebooks entries and newspaper accounts heralding aviation breakroughs and blueprints of revolutionary new aircraft. Many of these documents are preserved in their own sturdy envelopes sewn into the book. Documents can be removed, examined in dept for enjoyment or scholarship and then replaced in their protective envelope. A most unique and long overdue approach to the understanding of aviation history. New in slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 107580