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- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 26.95
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... more...
- Museum Victoria 2012; US$ 23.99
The flying career of John Robertson Duigan spanned just a decade from 1908 to 1918; 100 years ago he built and successfully flew the first aeroplane made in Australia using only photographs, journal articles and an unreliable textbook as his guides. He was the first Australian to fly a powered Australian-made aeroplane in Australia. The full story... more...
- Crowood 2012; US$ 19.99
Since its first flight on 27 April 2005, the Airbus A380 has been the largest passenger airliner in the world. Instantly recognizable with its full-length upper deck, it represents the pinnacle of modern airliner design. Flying the A380 gives a pilot's eye view of what it is like to fly this mighty machine. It takes the reader on a trip from London... more...
- Crowood 2012; US$ 19.99
If your dream is to be an airline pilot, or you would like to know what it takes, this book reflects the experiences, thoughts and findings of a trainee pilot throughout the journey that took him into the right-hand seat of a jet airliner. The book covers everything that you need to consider before and during the training process, including where to... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99
It is surprising how little has been written about some of the more surprising inner workings of the aviation industry. This hilarious collection of stories seeks to address that and presents the pick of many scandals and scams to have plagued the aviation industry (but amused everyone else!). It includes the Zambian man who attempted to beat world... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 11.99
The Fairey Rotodyne was a large British compound helicopter designed and built by the Fairey Aviation Company and intended for commercial and military applications. It was considered to be one of the iconic aviation projects of the 1950s/60s and a bright future was planned for the aircraft. Widely accepted to be a revolutionary design, it was economically... more...
- Crowood 2012; US$ 24.99
Gliding is for everyone who has ever dreamt of escaping to thousands of feet above the ground, with a view stretching to the horizon, and barely a whisper to disturb the moment. The book guides you through how to realise that dream and goes on to explore the many opportunities this compelling and beautiful sport offers. Topics covered include: a history... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 13.38
Der strukturelle Wandel von Flughäfen zu multifunktionalen Dienstleistungsstandorten und zu Initiatoren von Flächenentwicklung im Flughafenumfeld wirft die Frage nach der Handhabung einer Infrastruktur auf, die sich von einem Verkehrsknoten zu einem raumökonomischen Gravitationspunkt gewandelt hat. Am Beispiel des Flughafens Frankfurt und der Rhein-Main-Region... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 15.99
Exploring the history and development of the dirigible airship from its humble beginnings in the late eighteenth century, through to its current role as military command posts among other uses, this book is a comprehensive account of the dirigible airship. Starting out as an unreliable experimental aircraft as aeronauts first began to learn the secrets... more...
- Saddleback Educational Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95
This series of nonfiction readers will grab a student's interest from the very first page! Designed with struggling readers in mind, these riveting 92-page books offer short chapters on significant disasters. Each chapter is its own mini-book, which includes a timeline, key terms, and interesting facts. Fascinating black and white photographs keep... more...