Fully illustrated with over 1,200 pictures in colour and black & white including several hundred specially commissioned technical drawings.
This encyclopedia opens up the complex world of flight and rocketry. Its unusual approach combines reference data, history and forecasts into one integrated, comprehensive and eminently readable volume. Twenty-eight chapters cover all aspects of aviation including those rarely found in general surveys, such as aerodynamics, air law and aerospace medicine. The traditional elements of the aviation story are also to be found here-the classic achievements of Cayley, Hargrave, Lilienthal and the Wright Brothers; the formidable war machines; the civil airlines; and the pioneering, heroic flights of Alcock and Brown, Lindbergh, Earhart and others.
Unique to this book is the care taken to explain the technical basis of aviation's achievements. Individual chapters explore engines, airframes and technology. Other important features of this book include biographies of great names in aviation; a chronology of historic dates; a glossary of technical terms; and a guide to aviation museums worldwide.
Pages are in fine condition, boards are in fine condition, dust jacket is in fine condition with the edges and corners being a little worn.
Page 159 has a small red pencil mark.