Smithsonian Atlas Of World Aviation Charting The History Of Flight From The First Balloons To Today's Most Advanced Aircraft

Bell Dana

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publisher Place: New York
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Edition: First Edition

Description: 230 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. A Spectacular Cartographic And Visual History Of World Flight-highlighting Every Step Of Aviation's Astonishing Advances Around The Globe, In War And Peace, From The First Buoyant Flights Through The World Wars Topreseent-day Experimental Aircraft.

Publishers Description: This first-of-its-kind, definitive book offers a fascinating textual and visual tour of civilian, military, and commercial aviation from the earliest balloon flights to today's most advanced aircraft.Featuring 100 newly commissioned and historic maps as well as 200 related photographs, navigation charts, and historic artifacts, the "Smithsonian Atlas of World Aviation" charts the awe-inspiring history of flight around the world. Dana Bell, a leading expert on aviation history, explains the fascinating stories behind aviation's great technological advances and provides historic and social context that highlights the many ways in which these advances have changed the course of human history.Groundbreaking maps and charts include: Locations of first flights and early transatlantic flights Pan American Airways international mail and passenger routes Air sequences of the Battle of Britain, Battle of the Bulge, and Berlin Airlift Modern-day flight charts, national aircraft markings, and civil aviation codesHistory's greatest aviation achievements come alive as never before through detailed visualization and compelling narrative. A must-have for all flight and history enthusiasts.

ISBN: 9780061251443


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