Follow the history of flying, from the first (disastrous) human attempts to soar like birds, to the creation of a supersonic airliner that flies faster than a bullet. Explore the techniques of nature s most skilled flyers from the prehistoric pterosaur to the long-distance albatross. Share the excitement of the first human flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright, and the challenge of flying a roundthe- world hot-air balloon. Step-by-step experiments and projects including making a balloon jet, a kite and a rocket will help you to understand how flight works. EXPLORING SCIENCE: WHAT IS FLIGHT? BIRDS PLANES KITES BALLOONS With 18 easy-to-do experiments and 240 exciting pictures Peter Mellett & John Rostron Consultant: Chris Oxlade CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
Biblio NotesUncover the flight techniques of insects, birds and other flying creatures Explore the science that humans have developed to enable them to fly Find out how a jumbo jet carrying 500 passengers can stay in the air, and how a hummingbird can hover over a flower with pinpoint precision Exciting experiments and inside-view diagrams explain the mechanics of drag, lift and thrust Dramatic photographs and expert text capture the power and mystery of flight An ideal reference source, for use at home or at school
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