"Discover the fascinating stories behind humankind’s conquest of the skies, from dreamers and inventors to modern-day astronauts.
Take a sky-high journey through the Wright brothers’ first powered flight, to Concorde’s final voyage, to the tragic crash of the Columbia, and more, in this stunning book packed with information on the history of aviation.
Charting the trailblazers, jet test pilots, and constant progress at the cutting-edge of technology, every aspect of flight is explored. Recalling memorable events of the sky – record-breaking flights, aerial warfare, and hijackings – Flight is the story of how our dream to fly became a reality.
This visual guide features remarkable photography on every page and galleries throughout to showcase important aircraft – with multiple viewpoints and their key statistics.
Anyone interested in airplanes and vehicles of the sky, and their inventors, engineers, and pilots should have this book on their shelf.
R.G. Grant is a history writer who has published more than 20 books, many of them dealing with aspects of military conflict. He has written on the American Revolution, World War I, and World War II, and is the author of DK’s Battle, Warrior, and Flight: 100 Years of Aviation.