Carefully rendered and well researched, this volume features 28 realistic, ready-to-color drawings that trace the experiments and activities of Wilbur and Orville Wright from their initial glider tests (1900) and the flight of the Wright Flyer I in 1903 to a picture of Orville at the controls of an aircraft in 1947—one year before his death. Also included are views of Félix du Temple flying a steam-powered aeroplane (1874); Octave Chanute and his glider (1896); and many other historic images. Introduction. Captions.
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