Flight The Evolution of Aviation

Author: Stephen Woolford, Carl Warner

Price: $19.74

Hardcover: 160 pages

Publisher: Andre Deutsch; Reissue edition (August 4, 2015)

Language: English

Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.7 x 11.4 inches

1. Introduction

The Wright Brothers first took their flyer soaring in 1903—and less than a century later, rockets flew us to the moon. Experience the evolution of aviation, from the earliest pioneers to the complex technology of military jets and beyond, as inventors and aviators with skill and imagination push the limits of possibility. A rich selection of photos includes images of groundbreaking designs, patents, and logbooks from record-breaking flights.

About the Author

Stephen Woolford is the Head of Interpretation and Collections at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, one of Europe’s premier aviation museums.

Carl Warner is the Museum’s Research and Information Manager.

2. Comment

By Michigan Reviewer on October 12, 2015

Very nice, easy read. Not the most in depth book concerning aviation ever written, but enlightening nonetheless. Easy to start and stop and pick right back up again. Nice little sections devoted to different aspects and time periods of the aviation past. Nice little inserts about famous personalities in the world of flight, too. Well planned and carried out. You may not be the definitive expert on aviation after reading this book, but you could certainly pass a few hours in far worse pursuits. I found it a light, fun, and relatively informative.

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