GREAT MOMENTS IN AVIATION

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This fine book, which contains photographs and some illustrations, shows some of the great moments - from the American point of view - in aviation throughout History.

Caractéristiques

Format 30 x 28 x 2 cm
Nbr. de pages 80
Finition Cartonné
Particularités Jaquette légèrement abîmée
Année d’édition 1989
Langue Anglais
Etat du livre Très bon état
Auteur Michael J.H. Taylor
Editeur MALLARD PRESS

Description

Aviation has probably been responsible for the greatest change to peoples' lives this century. Aircraft for the first time took battle fronts to heavily populated inland cities that were many miles from where armies fought and even gave the first means by which mankind could destroy itself using atomic weapons. Conversely, modern airliners have brought foreign countries and even distant continents to within a few hours' reach of ordinary folk. 
( ... ) But flying is not new. Man first ascended in artificial flight on 15 October 1783. And even powered airplane flying did not begin with the Wright brothers in 1903 as is so often supposed, but the Wrights were responsible for developing and demonstrating the first airplane capable of being controlled and one that could remain airborne for a reasonable length of time. 
( ... ) This book tells some of those incredible stories, the heroism and the danger. It encompasses a period of nearly 200 years, from an attempt to fly the Irish Sea by balloon in 1785 to the first rescue in space.
À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Michael J.H. Taylor

Michael John Haddrick Taylor ( December 6th, 1949 ) is one of Britain’s most prolific authors. He began his meteoric writing career at the remarkably young age of 19, when a major publisher gave him the opportunity to contribute to a world - famous yearbook. Soon he was writing two, three and even four books a year under his own name, allowing his work to reach a much wider audience. This prestigious output of aero - space and other books exceeded 100 titles by the year 2000, gaining him five - star reviews and multi - million sales, with many translations to satisfy worldwide demand. 


In a major shift, and after producing three internationally acclaimed one - million - word books, in 2003 he gave up his previous writing genre to become a full - time novelist. His home, a converted Victorian school in a picturesque Somerset village, gave him initial inspiration to write historical novels based on areas of the West Country made famous in Thomas Hardy classics. Then, after completing his third historical novel in 2009 to form a trilogy, he changed to modern storylines for his later novels. 


Michael J.H. Taylor has published several books about aviation, such as : Missiles of the world ( with John W.R. Taylor, 1972 ), Encyclopedia of aircraft ( with John W.R. Taylor, 1978 ), Milestones of flight ( with David Mondey, 1983 ), The world's strangest aircraft ( 2001 ), The Times aviators : a history in photographs ( 2005 ). 


( sources : Austin Macauley Publishers, worldcat.org )

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