Encyclopedia of Flight, Volumes 1-3

Encyclopedia of Flight, Volumes 1-3

Tracy Irons-Georges

This set offers an impressively large diversity of data on greater than three hundred medical and old issues regarding the sector of aviation. recognition is given to all different types and kinds of civil and army plane, rules of aerodynamics, and mechanical and technical features of flying. along with traditional issues one could go together with a source dedicated to flight and aviation, a few unforeseen entries, bound to pique the reader, comprise Animal flight, luggage dealing with and rules, Bermuda Triangle, Paper airplanes, "Vomit Comet," Whirly-Girls, and Wing-walking. proper biographies of pioneers in aviation and profiles of significant airways are included. info is present via September 2001.

Alphabetically prepared entries--varying in size from a number of paragraphs to a number of pages--begin with a quick definition of the subject and its value to aviation, with dates provided whilst appropriate. All entries are signed and followed via annotated bibliographies and cross-references. every one quantity has a listing of themes present in that exact quantity and set indexes, one alphabetical and one who teams entries via type. quantity three features a plethora of supplemental details, together with a bibliography; an inventory of websites; directories of North American flight faculties, education facilities, and museums; and lists of overseas airports, schedule carriers, and aircraft kinds. time traces checklist occasions in aviation background and air failures from 1785 to 2001.

This complete reference resource will be a worthy addition to public and educational libraries. excessive faculties could think about it, looking on their curricular wishes and budgetary restraints.

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