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Gliding - A Handbook on Soaring Flight

£4.99

Product description

Since its publication in 1958, Gliding has been adopted all over the world as the standard reference book on learning to glide. It covers all the important aspects of gliding from the very first flight to advanced cross country techniques. This is the third edition which takes account of all the latest thinking on the subject, particularly the introduction of the motor glider and the use of glass fibre in glider construction.

The book condition is fair. The hinges are cracked at both the front and back, quite badly at the back, although the binding as still sound. There is an inscription on the first free end paper ' Christine E Holland, April '69. I.C.G.C' and on the final end paper the signature 'Christine E Holland'.
The outer dust cover is quite worn and torn and has sellotape on the back on one part. The inner pages of the book are clean and unmarked.

Item details

Added value:
Sixteen photographs and 75 figures
Author(s):
Derek Piggott
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
Second
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
263
Publisher:
Adam and Charles Black, London
Title:
Gliding - A Handbook on Soaring Flight

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About this item

Since its publication in 1958, Gliding has been adopted all over the world as the standard reference book on learning to glide. It covers all the important aspects of gliding from the very first flight to advanced cross country techniques. This is the third edition which takes account of all the latest thinking on the subject, particularly the introduction of the motor glider and the use of glass fibre in glider construction.

The book condition is fair. The hinges are cracked at both the front and back, quite badly at the back, although the binding as still sound. There is an inscription on the first free end paper ' Christine E Holland, April '69. I.C.G.C' and on the final end paper the signature 'Christine E Holland'.
The outer dust cover is quite worn and torn and has sellotape on the back on one part. The inner pages of the book are clean and unmarked.

Added value:
Sixteen photographs and 75 figures
Author(s):
Derek Piggott
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
Second
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
263
Publisher:
Adam and Charles Black, London
Title:
Gliding - A Handbook on Soaring Flight

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