DK Eyewitness: Flying Machine, 1st Edition

  • Andrew Nahum
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  • ISBN-10: 0756688221
  • ISBN-13: 9780756688226
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 72 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released October 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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This is a spectacular and informative guide to the fascinating world of aircraft. Superb color photographs offer a unique "eyewitness" exploration of the history of flight, and provide a close-up view of the many different kinds of aircraft in use today, from helicopters to hot-air balloons. Learn how a jet engine works, why early wings needed "doping", how to keep an airplane flying straight and level, why modern airliners need pressurized cabins, and much, much more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Flying Like a Bird.
2: Lighter than Air.
3: Gliding Aloft.
4: Powered Flight.
5: The First Airplanes.
6: Those Magnificent Men.
7: Double Wings.
8: The Evolving Plane.
9: Light Aircraft.
10: Aero-Engines.
11: The Propeller.
12: Flying the World.
13: Jetliner.
14: Jet Propulsion.
15: Landing Gear.
16: Controlling the Plane.
17: In the Cockpit.
18: On the Flight Deck.
19: Flying Instruments.
20: Rotating Wings.
21: Helicopter.
22: Hot-Air Balloon.
23: Airship.
24: A Modern Glider.
25: Kites for People.
26: Portable Planes.
27: Did you Know?.
28: Who’s Who?.
29: Find out More.