Published by the originators of the world best-selling Guinness Book of Records, Air Facts and Feats, is a record of Man's achievements in his continuing endeavours to achieve and exploit flight through and beyond the earth's atmosphere.
|Book cover finish
||Hardcover ( rounded spine binding )
||Used very good
|Number of pages
||18 x 24 x 2 cm
||Francis K. Mason and Martin C. Windrow
Air Facts and Feats is a record of Man's achievements during the past one hundred and eighty years in his continuing endeavours to achieve and exploit flight through and beyond the earth's atmosphere. The story of his progress from his first successful ascent in a hot-air balloon to his first steps on the moon is a record of all that is finest in the human character of tremendous courage, self-sacrifice and determination.
This book sets out to portray the men and their craft in the context of contemporary knowledge and scientific achievement both in their pursuit of sport and competition, and, more dramatically perhaps, in their engagement at war. For while it is true that both the balloon and the aeroplane were born into a peaceful environment, both were soon adapted to the demands of fighting men.
Published by the originators of the world best-selling Guinness Book of Records, Air Facts and Feats seeks to perpetuate the names of those truly great men of all nations who by their extraordinary application and tenacity have provided mankind with a mode of transport and communication that is a fundamental part of the world in which we live.