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Why Don't Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings?
Flying Animals, Flying Machines, and How They Are Different
Why Don't Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings? offers a fascinating explanation of how nature and human engineers each arrived at powered flight. What emerges is a highly readable account of two very different approaches to solving the same fundamental problems of moving through the air, including lift, thrust, turning, and landing. The book traces the slow and deliberate evolutionary process of animal flightùin birds, bats, and insectsùover millions of years and compares it to the directed efforts of human beings to create the aircraft over the course of a single century
296 pages; ISBN 9780813548616
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