DK Eyewitness Books: Flight

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Penguin, Apr 18, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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Previously published as Eyewitness Flying Machine, 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.
 

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Contents

6 Flying like a bird
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8 Lighter than air
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10 Gliding aloft
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12 Powered flight
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14 The first airplanes
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16 Those magnificent men
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18 Double wings
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22 The evolving plane
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42 In the cockpit
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44 On the flight deck
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46 Flying instruments
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48 Rotating wings
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50 Helicopter
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54 Hotair balloon
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56 Airship
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58 A modern glider
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26 Light aircraft
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28 Aeroengines
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30 The propeller
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32 Flying the world
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34 Jetliner
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36 Jet propulsion
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38 Landing gear
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40 Controlling the plane
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60 Kites for people
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62 Portable planes
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64 Did you know?
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66 Whos who?
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68 Find out more
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70 Glossary
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72 Index
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