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Aviation History

There are records of early short-distance glider flights from the 10th and 11th centuries and possibly earlier human-carrying kites from China, but practical human aviation (trips lasting more than a few seconds) began on November 21, 1783, with the first untethered human flight in a hot air balloon designed by the Montgolfier brothers. A little over a century later, on December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first successful powered, heavier-than-air flight, though their aircraft was impractical to fly for more than a short distance because of control problems. The widespread adoption of ailerons made aircraft much easier to manage, and only a decade later, at the start of World War I, heavier-than-air powered aircraft had become practical for reconnaissance, artillery spotting, and even attacks against ground positions.

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Amelia Earhart - Coloring Book
by Muriel Earhart Morrissey
from Bellerophon Books
for 3rd-7th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Beatrice Gormley
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: A12-07D)
$6.39
American Heritage History of Flight
by Alvin M. Joseph Jr.
from Unknown Publisher
for 7th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Aviation
Perspectives on History Series
by William Coleman & Pat Perrin, editors
from History Compass
Non-fiction for 6th-9th grade
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Avion My Uncle Flew
by Cyrus Fisher
from Scholastic Inc.
for 5th-7th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
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B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber
by Ole Steen Hansen
from Capstone Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
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by Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
1st edition from Smithsonian Books
for 9th-Adult
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by Jim Haskins
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$1.00 (1 in stock)
Charles A. Lindbergh
by James Cross Giblin
from Clarion Books
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: A12-05)
$4.00 (2 in stock)
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by Susan E. Goodman
from Random House
for Grades 2-3
in Step into Reading (Location: CPB-05D)
$3.99
Code Name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein
from Hyperion/Madison Press
for 9th-12th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$8.49
Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World's Aircraft
by David Mondey
1st American Edition from A & W Publishing
for 6th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Countdown to Flight!
by Steve Engleheart
from Avon Books
for 4th-7th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
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Decisive Air Battles of the First World War
by Arch Whitehouse
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for 9th-Adult
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by Robert F. Dorr
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in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
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by Michael Teitelbaum
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in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$1.00 (1 in stock)
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DK Eyewitness Series
by Andrew Nahum
from DK Publishing
HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
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by Andrew Nahum
from DK Publishing
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in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
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by Andrew Nahum
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
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for 3rd-8th grade
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Dover Coloring Books
by LaFontaine, Bruce
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.99
Fighter Planes
by Mairi MacKinnon
from Usborne
for 4th-8th grade
in Aviation History (Location: B02-00A)
$7.19
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by Caryn Jenner
from DK Children
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for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
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in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
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for 10th grade-adult
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by Gene Gurney
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
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by Deborah Hedstrom
from Multnomah Books
for 10th-12th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$1.00 (1 in stock)
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1984 Caldecott Medal winner
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by Guy Gibson, Richard Hillary, Paul Brickhill
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for 9th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
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by Peter C. Smith
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in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
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Dover Coloring Books
by A. G. Smith
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
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Reprint from Dover Publications
for 7th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
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by Andy Koopmans
1st edition from Lucent Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
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by Michael J. H. Taylor
from Mallard Press
for 6th-9th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
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by David Owen
from Chartwell Books
for 7th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
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from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for Preschool-1st grade
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for 5th-12th grade
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for 4th-6th grade
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for 2nd-5th grade
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by Richard Peck
from Puffin Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
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On the Wings of Heroes
by Richard Peck
from Scholastic Reference
for 4th-7th grade
in Clearance: Fiction (Location: ACL-FIC)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
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Heroes of History
by Geoff & Janet Benge
from Emerald Books
Biography for 4th-7th grade
in Heroes of History (Location: A12-06D)
$7.49
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by Tom Garfield
from Veritas Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Veritas Press Phonics Museum (Location: B09-04B)
$3.00
Planes
Usborne Beginners
by Fiona Patchett
from Usborne
for 1st-2nd grade
in Usborne Beginners (Location: CPB-05B)
$3.99
Sky Pioneer
by Corinne Szabo
First edition. Scholastic from Scholastic Press
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: A12-05)
$1.00 (1 in stock)
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by Charles A. Lindbergh
from Charles Scribner's Sons
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in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
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