Flight and Motion: The History and Science of Flying, 1st Edition

  • Ian Graham Consultant Cardiologist, Department of Cardiology, St James' Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  • Dale Anderson
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  • ISBN-10: 0765681897
  • ISBN-13: 9780765681898
  • DDC: 629.13
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released May 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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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 to 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents by Theme.
Readers' Guide.
1: Aerobatics.
2: Aerodynamics.
3: Aeronautics.
4: Aerospace Manufacturing Industry.
5: Aileron and Rudder.
6: Air and Atmosphere.
7: Air-Cushion Vehicle.
8: Air Traffic Control.
9: Aircraft, Commercial.
10: Aircraft, Experimental.
11: Aircraft, Military.
12: Aircraft Carrier.
13: Aircraft Design.
14: Airport.
15: Airship.
16: Alcock, John, and Brown, Arthur Whitten.
17: Altitude.
18: Apollo Program.
19: Armstrong, Neil.
20: Astronaut.
21: Autogiro.
22: Avionics.
23: Awacs.
24: Ballistics.
25: Balloon.
Volume Glossary.
Volume Index.