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A Worldwide History of Aviation
Experience aviation feats as if you were there. Piercing the unknown at Kitty Hawk, flying solo across the chilly Atlantic, chasing the demon with Chuck Yeager, stepping first upon the moon, and more—every significant event that made aviation history.
Updated with 170 pages of revised content, this edition of Aviation History places you in the time period, and gives you first-hand accounts by the people who were there. Each event is viewed in the historical context of the economic, political, social and cultural impact. Personal profiles let readers get to know the pioneers who shaped aviation. Historical notes and events, graphs, timelines and more than 800 photos and illustrations aid in understanding. Study questions along with bibliographies at the end of each chapter make review easier.
Beginning with the Montgolfier brothers’ first ascension of a hot air balloon over France and ending with aviation events as current as SpaceShipOne winning the X Prize in October 2004, Aviation History is a thorough look at aviation and how it has affected our times. For students of aviation and students of history, this “textbook” goes as well on the coffee table as in the classroom.