• Filename: flight.
  • ISBN: 0756619025
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 452
  • Author: R. G. Grant
  • Publisher: Dk Pub

A stunning, visual history of the past one hundred years of aviation utilizes thousands of dramatic images, accompanied by an informative text and captions, to capture humankind's efforts to fly, from the earliest medieval experiments to the dramatic accomplishments of the Space Shuttle. Reprint.

Smithsonian atlas of world aviation

  • Filename: smithsonian-atlas-of-world-aviation.
  • ISBN: IND:30000122510211
  • Release Date: 2008-06-09
  • Number of pages: 230
  • Author: Dana Bell
  • Publisher: Smithsonian

A world history of flight provides a lavishly illustrated tour of everything from wartime air campaigns to the latest experimental planes, in an oversized volume that is complemented by descriptive charts and flight-pattern layouts. 20,000 first printing.


  • Filename: skyfaring.
  • ISBN: 9780099589853
  • Release Date: 2016-07-07
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Mark Vanhoenacker
  • Publisher: Random House

'Flight, like any great love, is both a liberation and a return': an airline pilot captures the wonder of flight for the modern traveller. **"Sunday Times" Bestseller** **Book of the Week on Radio 4** Think back to when you first flew. When you first left the Earth, and travelled high and fast above its turning arc. When you looked down on a new world, captured simply and perfectly through a window fringed with ice. When you descended towards a city, and arrived from the sky as effortlessly as daybreak. In "Skyfaring," airline pilot and flight romantic Mark Vanhoenacker shares his irrepressible love of flying, on a journey from day to night, from new ways of mapmaking and the poetry of physics to the names of winds and the nature of clouds. Here, anew, is the simple wonder that remains at the heart of an experience which modern travellers, armchair and otherwise, all too easily take for granted: the transcendent joy of motion, and the remarkable new perspectives that height and distance bestow on everything we love."

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

  • Filename: smithsonian-national-air-and-space-museum.
  • ISBN: 1426206534
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 399
  • Author: Michael J. Neufeld
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books

Presents the collections of the National Air and Space Museum, revealing the stories behind such artifacts as the Spirit of St. Louis and the Enola Gay, and provides inside information on the development of the museum's collection.

Fate is the Hunter

  • Filename: fate-is-the-hunter.
  • ISBN: 9780671636036
  • Release Date: 1986-07-02
  • Number of pages: 390
  • Author: Ernest K. Gann
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting both the triumphs and terrors of pilots who flew when flying was anything but routine.

Modern Military Aircraft

  • Filename: modern-military-aircraft.
  • ISBN: 0785830332
  • Release Date: 2014-01-15
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Jim Winchester
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books

The information-packed pages of Modern Military Aircraft cover a broad range of aircraft, from high-tech superfighters such as the Lockheed Martin F-16, Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, and McDonnell Douglas F/ A-18 Hornet, to the aircraft they were originally designed to counter: Russian types such as the MiG-29 "Fulcrum," Su-27 "Flanker," and Tupolev Tu-22M "Backfire." The book also includes current U.K. and European fighter aircraft such as the Panavia Tornado, SEPECAT Jaguar, and Eurofighter Typhoon, as well as less well-known aircraft from around the world. Each aircraft is covered in detail, with feature boxes outlining its development, technical specifications, performance data, and variants. Unique graphics allow you to compare specific features like firepower, troop-carrying capacity, and bombload to those of other aircraft of the same type. With a wealth of essential information on every page, Modern Military Aircraft is a must have for aircraft lovers of all ages.

The Aircraft Book

  • Filename: the-aircraft-book.
  • ISBN: 1409364801
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Philip Whiteman
  • Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

An action-packed ride through the history of aircraft The Aircraft Book is all about the men, machines, and landmark technology behind the most iconic aircraft from the Supermarine Spitfire to the Concorde. Featuring over 1,000 of the greatest military and commercial aircraft in the world, this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution over the past 10 decades. A captivating, international view of aircraft through time from Germany's Zeppelins to the USA's 'Blackbird' with histories of how famous marques like Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names. Plus, go on a virtual tour inside the engines of some of the legendary planes to see just what powers their performance. The Aircraft Book is essential for aviation buffs, covering the enduring impact that aircraft has on society as an object of curiosity, a symbol of luxury, and an essential weapon of war.

Flying the Boeing 787

  • Filename: flying-the-boeing-787.
  • ISBN: 9781847976369
  • Release Date: 2013-08-31
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Gib Vogel
  • Publisher: Crowood

Since its first flight on 15 December 2009, the Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' has been the most sophisticated airliner in the world. It uses many advanced new technologies to offer unprecedented levels of performance with minimal impact on the environment. Flying the Boeing 787 gives a pilot's eye view of what it is like to fly this remarkable machine. It takes the reader on a trip from Tokyo to Los Angeles as the flight crew see it, from pre-flight planning, through all the phases of the flight to shut-down at the parking stand many thousands of miles from the departure point. Lavishly illustrated with specially taken photographs of the B787's controls and instruments, this book will be of interest not just to commercial pilots, but to all aviation enthusiasts: it gives an insight into a world normally hidden for the flying public, at the technical and operational cutting edge of commercial flying. Gives a pilot's eye view of flying this remarkable machine - the Boeing 787 'Dreamliner'. Also an insight into a world normally hidden from the flying public, at the technical and operational cutting edge of commercial flying. Lavishly illustrated with 176 specially-taken colour photographs of the B787's controls and instruments.

The Basics of Sound

  • Filename: the-basics-of-sound.
  • ISBN: 9781477777671
  • Release Date: 2014-07-15
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Christopher Cooper
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

Ticking clocks, claps of thunder, the human voice-sound is anything that can be heard. Hearing sound is one thing, but understanding just how it works and what its properties are is quite another. Answering these questions and others concerning supersonic speed and breaking the sound barrier, how the human voice and ear work, and the age-old question of whether a tree falling in the forest unobserved makes any noise, this volume provides an accessible yet detailed and amply illustrated guide to the science of sound. Also included are several fun projects, which allow readers to explore in a hands-on way the nature, quality, and behaviour of sound.

Flight MH370 The Mystery

  • Filename: flight-mh370-the-mystery.
  • ISBN: 9781784181130
  • Release Date: 2014-05-15
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Cawthorne Nigel
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing

IN A WORLD WHERE WE CAN BE TRACKED BY OUR MOBILE PHONES, CCTV AND SPY SATELLITES, THINGS DO NOT JUST DISAPPEAR. ESPECIALLY NOT A BIG THING LIKE A JUMBO JET. BUT MALAYSIAN AIRLINES FIGHT MH370 DID.A wide-bodied Boeing 777 is so large that you could barely park it on a football field. But soon after a routine takeoff from Kuala Lumpur International Airport on the night of 7 March 2014, Flight MH370 disappeared from the radar with 227 passengers and 12 crew on board. No one could even be sure where it was last seen. Debris was spotted hundreds, then thousands of miles apart, only to be discounted.For weeks this real-life version of the hit TV show Lost gripped the world. Even Russia's invasion of the Crimea couldn't keep it off the front pages. Were those on board to be found alive on a mysterious tropical island? Had they crashed into the sea? Had the plane been hijacked or brought down by a terrorist bomb?As the story unfolded more mysteries came to light. Who had turned off the plane's tracking systems? And why? Why had there been no 'Mayday' call? And which way was it headed?Why were governments and institutions that had information about Flight MH370 so reluctant to share it? And why did the mobile phones of those on board continue to ring out. Wild theories abounded. Had Flight MH370 been abducted by aliens? Or shot down by the North Koreans?Its route took it nowhere near the Devil's Sea - the Pacific's answer to the Bermuda Triangle. But somehow, in the world of the web, where every email was intercepted, the disappearance of MH370 began to rival the legend of the Marie Celeste.Prolific author Nigel Cawthorne sifts the evidence, weighs the theories and unravels the mystery of Flight MH370.


  • Filename: warbirds.
  • ISBN: 1781168482
  • Release Date: 2014-10-10
  • Number of pages: 188
  • Author: Adam Tooby
  • Publisher: Titan Books

Offers a collection of the artist's detailed digital illustrations featuring a wide variety of military airplanes in dramatic scenes, covering over one hundred years of aviation history.

Forever Flying

  • Filename: forever-flying.
  • ISBN: 067153761X
  • Release Date: 1997-08-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Bob Hoover
  • Publisher: Atria Books

Barnstormer, World War II fighter, pioneering test pilot, aerobatic genius—Bob Hoover is a true American hero. Now, in Forever Flying, he tells his amazing story, sharing all the thrills and chills, spectacular stunts and death-defying exploits that have made him a living aviation legend. The true story of one man’s flight into history. Barnstormer, World War II fighter, pioneering test pilot, aerobatic genius—Bob Hoover is a true American hero. Now, in FOREVER FLYING, he tells his amazing story, sharing all the thrills and chills, spectacular stunts and death-defying exploits that have made him a living aviation legend. Climb into the cockpit with America’s original top gun for an astonishing inside look at flight in action—and on the edge. Read about: • Hoover’s dramatic dogfights as a decorated World War II fighter pilot...including the encounter that knocked him out of the sky • His daring escape from the Nazis’ infamous Stalag I prison camp—when he stole a German plane and flew it to Holland • The great aviators he has known, such as Orville Wright, Eddie Rickenbacker, Charles Lindbergh, and Neil Armstrong • Hoover’s one-of-a-kind maneuvers that have dazzled air-show crowds the world over.

100 Greatest Women

  • Filename: 100-greatest-women.
  • ISBN: 0717276805
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 111
  • Author: Angela Royston
  • Publisher: Grolier

Each volume in the set presents brief descriptions of one hundred topics within that volume's subject area.

Britain s Greatest Aircraft

  • Filename: britain-s-greatest-aircraft.
  • ISBN: 9781473812673
  • Release Date: 2007-09-20
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Robert Jackson
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword

During the last century the British aircraft industry created and produced many outstanding aeroplanes. These aircraft were world leaders in advanced technology, utilizing inventions by British engineers and scientists such as radar, the jet engine, the ejector seat and vertical take-off and landing. This book describes the design-history, development and operational careers of twenty-two legendary military and civil aeroplanes. Each one has played a significant part in aviation history. Sopwith Camel, SE.5, Bristol F2B Fighter and the Airco DH4 were all great successes in the relatively early days of flight. In the thirties the Bristol Bulldog fighter was an outstanding export success and the Short 'C' Class flying boat, later to become the Sunderland of World War II fame, pioneered the long-distance routes to the Empire. The pugnacious foreign policy of Hitler's Reich rung sudden alarm bells, rapid advances in fighting aircraft for the RAF became a premium objective. The brilliant Geodic construction of the Vickers Wellington bomber helped it survive terrible punishment throughout World War II, both the Hawker Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire saved England from invasion and the Bristol Beaufighter, de Havilland Mosquito and Avro Lancaster took the war to enemy soil. The Gloster Meteor became the word's first operational jet fighter and the English Electric Canberra became the RAF's first jet bomber and was manufactured under licence in the USA as the Martin B-57. In post-war years the Vickers Viscount became the world's first turboprop airliner and eventually became Britain's best selling commercial aircraft, whilst the de Havilland Comet became the world's first jet airliner. Despite Britain's recessionary years in the 50s and early 60s, military success came with the beautiful Hawker Hunter, the super-sonic Fairey Delta experimental aircraft that broke the World Air Speed Record and the Vickers Valiant that pioneered the operational techniques to deliver Britain's nuclear deterrent. Later, there followed the Mach 2 English Electric Lightning and the ill-fated TSR-2, the cancellation of which is still regarded as one of the greatest mistakes ever made in British aviation history. Finally, the Harrier, the world's first vertical take-off and landing jet fighter that is still in service and now only being built in the USA. Finally the Harrier, the world's first vertical take-off and landing jet fighter, still in service and now being further developed in the USA.

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