From the first hot air balloons to military supercraft, trace the evolution of technology's hottest topic - man's never ending quest to fly. A host of famous flying machines throughout history show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make aircraft such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some major developments, such as the jet engine and wing shapes and also explains what happens in a sonic boom and how thrust, gravity lift and weight are all crucial to flight to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.
Sold in the US (and US School & Library market) and the UK. Rights to all other territories available.
Tom Jackson has been an author for about 15 years. He has written more than 60 books and contributed to hundreds of others. Tom lives in Bristol, England, with his wife and three children. Tom has written about everything from alpine skiing to nanotechnology and algebra to ping pong.