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Written by Ian Graham


ISBN: 978-0-531-13195-4

List Price: $29.00

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Did you know that we can fly planes at supersonic speeds, and have been since 1947? Or that airliners must go 160 mph for their wings to produce enough lift for the plane to take off? Yet for most of human history, people gazed at birds in awe of their mastery of flight. The secret of flight wasn’t cracked until the beginning of the twentieth century. This book explores how our understanding of the science of flight has improved, creating aircraft that are bigger and faster than the Wright brothers ever dreamed of. It covers helicopters, jet-planes, rocket-planes, planes big enough to carry hundreds of people, planes that can fly faster than the speed of sound, and even flying machines small enough to strap on your back. Features include funny and interesting illustrations; real-world science examples; side panels to tackle complex subject matter in a fun and relevant way; detailed glossary and more.
Item #: 680961
Imprint: Franklin Watts
Copyright: 2019
Format: Reinforced Library Binding
Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 9-1/2
Pages: 32
Grades: 3 - 12
Ages: 8 - 17
Dewey #: 629.13
  • Full-color cartoon-style illustrations make the books fun and attractive to reluctant readers
  • Fascinating Facts offer additional chunks of bite-sized information
  • Can you believe it? boxes provide mind-blowing facts about the topic
  • Try It Yourself boxes suggest simple experiments readers can carry out to learn more about the subject
  • Why It Works boxes explain the scientific processes that enable feats of engineering to function as intended
  • A helpful glossary and index in each book