Description: Designed for readers from grade 6 and up, this lavishly illustrated set provides comprehensive coverage of the history of aviation, including spaceflight, as well as the science and technology on which it depends. Detailed A-Z entries trace the development of human flight from ancient myths and legends through today's space exploration, highlighting scientific discoveries and innovations that made aviation possible.
Flight and Motion also celebrates the contributions and achievements of the pioneers and visionaries of air and space flight, from inventors and innovators to pilots, astronauts, and cosmonauts. Detailed illustrated diagrams give readers a general understanding of the mechanics of flight and of the physics and technology involved. The set also highlights key air and spacecraft that have made a unique mark in the history of flight. It features more than 500 full-color and black-and-white photos and illustrations, and also includes a timeline, a listing of places of interest, including museums and exhibits, further reading lists, a comprehensive glossary, and general and subject indexes.
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Future of Aviation
Review(s): "Illustrated with over 500 full-color and black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and detailed diagrams, this set is an excellent guide to the topic for students in grades 6 and up. Report writers as well as those simply interested in browsing the topic will find much to hold their interest. Schools and public libraries where the science and history of flight is a curriculum topic will want to consider this set, especially as there are few options on the topic designed for the middle-school student, but still appropriate for the advanced student." -- Booklist
"Over 500 full-color illustrations effectively communicate the history of aviation and many landmark achievements. This attractive set will serve users in middle school and public libraries very well." -- John R.M. Lawrence, Gale Reference Reviews