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The wooden wonder

£4.99

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This is the enthralling story of the birth and development of the wooden aeroplane. For centuries man 'had' regarded flying creatures in awe, until celebrated genius Leonardo da Vinci put flight on a scientific basis. He made exhaustive studies of wings and patterns of flight, and it was he who proposed that man could fly through the air by the use of flapping wings.

The story of the development of wooden aeroplane design from these early beginnings is an exciting one, at times funny, at others tragic. The pioneers of this fascinating science sacrificed more than time and money, indeed, some paid with their lives, but as a result of their tireless work, the modern light plane as we know it today has developed.

This highly illustrated book records the gradual improvement of flying machines. Its scope is not limited to one country, but gives a general world history of flight up to the modern, highly sophisticated aircraft of today.

Item details

Author(s):
James G. Robins
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0702810304
ISBN-13:
9780702810305
Publisher:
J. Bartholomew
Title:
The wooden wonder

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This is the enthralling story of the birth and development of the wooden aeroplane. For centuries man 'had' regarded flying creatures in awe, until celebrated genius Leonardo da Vinci put flight on a scientific basis. He made exhaustive studies of wings and patterns of flight, and it was he who proposed that man could fly through the air by the use of flapping wings.

The story of the development of wooden aeroplane design from these early beginnings is an exciting one, at times funny, at others tragic. The pioneers of this fascinating science sacrificed more than time and money, indeed, some paid with their lives, but as a result of their tireless work, the modern light plane as we know it today has developed.

This highly illustrated book records the gradual improvement of flying machines. Its scope is not limited to one country, but gives a general world history of flight up to the modern, highly sophisticated aircraft of today.

Author(s):
James G. Robins
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0702810304
ISBN-13:
9780702810305
Publisher:
J. Bartholomew
Title:
The wooden wonder

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