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The rocket man and other extraordinary characters in the history of flight

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The wonder of flight has long captured the human imagination. In this beguiling history - ranging from the first aircraft to astronauts and beyond - David Darling tells the stories of the colorful adventurers whose wonder has translated into bizarre contraptions, magnificent achievements and, sometimes, startling folly. Discover outrageous attempts to fly like a bird and the secret military planes that never made it off the ground including the flying pancake" and the plane with thirty wings. Meet Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, before disappearing without trace over the Pacific Ocean; the real X-Men" who flew the supersonic experimental X-planes" for the US Air Force; stuntman Lincoln Beachey, looping-the-loop in a pinstripe suit; and, of course, The Rocket Man himself: Yves Rossy, who was the first person to cross the English Channel with the aid of a jet-pack. Eccentric and imaginative, reckless and resourceful - Darling's daring cast of dreamers is guaranteed to entertain and inspire. This copy is in as new condition with an unclipped dust jacket.

Item details

Added value:
dust jacket not price clipped
Author(s):
David Darling
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1780742975
ISBN-13:
9781780742977
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Oneworld
Title:
The Rocket Man

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The wonder of flight has long captured the human imagination. In this beguiling history - ranging from the first aircraft to astronauts and beyond - David Darling tells the stories of the colorful adventurers whose wonder has translated into bizarre contraptions, magnificent achievements and, sometimes, startling folly. Discover outrageous attempts to fly like a bird and the secret military planes that never made it off the ground including the flying pancake" and the plane with thirty wings. Meet Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, before disappearing without trace over the Pacific Ocean; the real X-Men" who flew the supersonic experimental X-planes" for the US Air Force; stuntman Lincoln Beachey, looping-the-loop in a pinstripe suit; and, of course, The Rocket Man himself: Yves Rossy, who was the first person to cross the English Channel with the aid of a jet-pack. Eccentric and imaginative, reckless and resourceful - Darling's daring cast of dreamers is guaranteed to entertain and inspire. This copy is in as new condition with an unclipped dust jacket.

Added value:
dust jacket not price clipped
Author(s):
David Darling
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1780742975
ISBN-13:
9781780742977
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Oneworld
Title:
The Rocket Man

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