Expertly rendered illustrations chronicle the amazing history of man and his flying machine—from the first designs of Leonardo da Vinci to 20th-century spacecraft. Includes accurate line drawings of 18th-century balloons, 19th-century dirigibles, the Wright Flyer, the first English Channel crossing, the Spirit of St. Louis, many fighters, bombers, and rockets from World Wars I and II, jets, early space vehicles, the Concorde, and, of course, the Space Shuttle. Captions. 47 black-and-white illus. Color illustrations on covers.
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