Planes: A Complete History


Author: R. G. Grant
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 9781626861558
Category: History
Page: 118
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Soar through the only history of aircraft that invites you to build your own! Nothing seems to capture the imagination of humankind quite like the ability to fly, and just over a hundred years ago, that dream became a reality. Over the last century, planes have progressed in ways that would astound their earliest makers, and flying machines continue to inspire wonder in passengers and viewers alike. Now Planes: A Complete History offers an exciting look at the most exemplary representations of innovation in aviation history in a fun and interactive two-part book. With fifty press-out models of historic and contemporary aircraft, and a detachable history book that outlines the planes that represented exciting “firsts” in the field, those that best represent the technology of their era, and those that pushed the boundaries of what was possible, this book will both instruct and entertain. Most importantly, it will leave the airplane enthusiast with a virtual hangar of model planes. Spirits will soar as collectors and enthusiasts discover the joy of learning and model-building with Planes: A Compete History.

Planes

A Complete History
Author: Simon Heptinstall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781925126433
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
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Flight

The Complete History of Aviation
Author: Reg Grant
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465469362
Category: Transportation
Page: 452
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A visual guide to aviation and man's conquest of the skies, covering the earliest pioneers of flight to modern-day space technology. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Over 100 years ago, the Wright brothers flew in a shaky plane for the first time. Today, pilots can fly faster than the speed of sound, creating a sonic boom. Filled with thousands of full-color photographs and fact-filled profiles on 300 aircrafts, Flight follows the history of mankind taking to the skies. From Da Vinci's drawings of flying machines to Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in The Spirit of Saint Louis to the Boeing 767, this reference guide breaks down the complete story of aviation into easy-to-read facts and sidebar pullouts. Study the advances in aircraft design, compare the times of record-breaking flights, see how airplanes became weapons of war, and follow the timeline of the space race. Discover how we claimed the skies in Flight, from aviation pioneers of the past to astronauts of the future.

Cars: A Complete History


Author: Simon Heptinstall
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 9781626861541
Category: History
Page: 118
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Gentlemen, turn your pages! When an iconic vehicle zooms along the road, people of all ages stop and turn their heads. Amazing feats of innovation and engineering, these cultural treasures are not just stylish and powerful, they’re irresistible symbols of status, freedom, and progress. Now Cars: A Complete History puts that sense of “engine-uity” back into the collector’s hands by providing fifty press-out models of the world’s most distinguished vehicles, along with an informative and entertaining account of each car’s role in automobile history in a fun and imaginative two-part book. Enjoy photos and illustrations of cars, both classic and modern, along with the celebrities who brought some of them their fame, including Al Capone and the Duesenberg Model J, Sean Connery’s James Bond in the Aston Martin DB5, or Steve McQueen with the Ford Mustang Mark 1 in Bullitt. From social and cultural history to the advancement of technological innovation, you’ll learn everything from who drove the 1959 Austin Mini to which car prompted the introduction of a national speed limit. Cars: A Complete History will have auto enthusiasts young and old racing to assemble models and fuel their minds with information.

Trains: A Complete History


Author: Philip Steele
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 9781626861565
Category: History
Page: 118
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Immerse yourself in railroad history all the livelong day! An icon of the Industrial Revolution, railroads were essential to the progress of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Today’s trains travel at speeds up to 268 miles per hour, and the limits continue to be pushed. Trains: A Complete History provides an excellent overview of the train models that were groundbreaking in their respective eras. The scope of progress comes to life on these pages—from the 1830 Best Friend of Charleston, whose passengers were to said to have traveled “on the wings of the wind” at a whopping top speed of twenty-five miles per hour, to the 2012 hybrid-powered Japan Railway HD300, which uses 36 percent less fuel than traditional trains and travels at speeds up to seventy miles per hour. Complete with a detachable collection of press-out model train pieces, Trains: A Complete History is the two-in-one book that will have train enthusiasts young and old tooting their horns and hollering, “All aboard!”

B-52 Stratofortress

The Complete History of the World's Longest Serving and Best Known Bomber
Author: Bill Yenne
Publisher: Zenith Imprint
ISBN: 0760343020
Category: History
Page: 192
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"A comprehensive history of the B-52's development, manufacture, and combat service. The longest-serving U.S. Air Force combat aircraft, the B-52 debuted in 1955 and is slated to continue to 2040. It flew in the Cold War, Vietnam, the Gulf Wars, and Afghanistan"--Provided by publisher.

SR-71

The Complete Illustrated History of the Blackbird, The World's Highest, Fastest Plane
Author: Richard H. Graham
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 1610588126
Category: History
Page: 192
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At the height of the Cold War in 1964, President Johnson announced a new aircraft dedicated to strategic reconnaissance. The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane flew more than three-and-a-half times the speed of sound, so fast that no other aircraft could catch it. Above 80,000 feet, its pilots had to wear full-pressure flight suits similar to what was used aboard the space shuttle. Developed by the renowned Lockheed Skunk Works, the SR-71 was an awesome aircraft in every respect, and it took the world by storm. The SR-71 was in service with the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1998, when it was withdrawn from use, superseded by satellite technology. Twelve of the thirty-two aircraft were destroyed in accidents, but none were ever lost to enemy action. Throughout its thirty-four-year career, the SR-71 was the world’s fastest and highest-flying operational manned aircraft. It set world records for altitude and speed: an absolute altitude record of 85,069 feet on July 28, 1974, and an absolute speed record of 2,193.2 miles per hour on the same day. On September 1, 1974, it set a speed and time record over a recognized course between New York and London (3,508 miles) of 1,435.587 miles per hour and an elapsed time of 1 hour, 54 minutes, 56.4 seconds. SR-71 covers every aspect of the SR-71’s development, manufacture, modification, and active service from the insider’s perspective of one its pilots and is lavishly illustrated with more than 200 photos.

The First World War

A Complete History
Author: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: Rosetta Books
ISBN: 079533723X
Category: History
Page: 615
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“A stunning achievement of research and storytelling” that weaves together all the major frontsof the Great War (Publishers Weekly). It was to be the war to end all wars, and it began at 11:15 on the morning of June 28, 1914, in an outpost of the Austro-Hungarian Empire called Sarajevo. It would end officially almost five years later. Unofficially, it has never ended: the horrors we live with today were born in the First World War. The Great War left millions of civilians and soldiers maimed or dead. It also left behind new technologies of death: tanks, planes, and submarines; reliable rapid-fire machine guns and field artillery; poison gas and chemical warfare. It introduced U-boat packs and strategic bombing, unrestricted war on civilians and mistreatment of prisoners. Most of all, the war changed our world. In its wake, empires toppled, monarchies fell, whole populations lost their national identities as political systems and geographic boundaries were realigned. Instabilities were institutionalized, enmities enshrined. And the social order shifted seismically. Manners, mores, codes of behavior; literature and the arts; education and class distinctions-all underwent a vast sea change. And in all these ways, the twentieth century can be said to have been born on the morning of June 28, 1914. “One of the first books that anyone should read in beginning to try to understand this war and this century.” —The New York Times Book Review

The Complete Book of the SR-71 Blackbird

The Illustrated Profile of Every Aircraft, Crew, and Breakthrough of the World's Fastest Stealth Jet
Author: Richard Graham
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 1627888098
Category: History
Page: 288
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The ultimate SR-71 book which profiles the history, development, manufacture, modification, and active service of all 50 models in the SR-71 program. At the height of the Cold War in 1964, President Johnson announced a new aircraft dedicated to strategic reconnaissance. The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane flew more than three-and-a-half times the speed of sound--so fast that no other aircraft could catch it. Above 80,000 feet, its pilots had to wear full-pressure flight suits similar to what was used aboard the space shuttle. Developed by the renowned Lockheed Skunk Works, the SR-71 was an awesome aircraft in every respect. It was withdrawn from use in 1998, when it was superseded by satellite technology. Twelve of the thirty-two aircraft were destroyed in accidents, but none were ever lost to enemy action. Throughout its thirty-four-year career, the SR-71 was the world's fastest and highest-flying operational manned aircraft. It set world records for altitude and speed: an absolute altitude record of 85,069 feet and an absolute speed record of 2,193.2 miles per hour. The Complete Book of the SR-71 Blackbird covers every aspect of the SR-71's development, manufacture, modification, and active service from the insider's perspective of one of its pilots and is lavishly illustrated with more than 400 photos. Former pilot and author Richard Graham also examines each of the fifty planes that came out the SR-71 program (fifteen A-12s; three YF-12s; and thirty-two SR-71s) and tells each plane's history, its unique specifications, and where each currently resides.

The World Record Paper Airplane Book


Author: Jeff Lammers
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761143833
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 256
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Presents step-by-step instructions for folding twenty different kinds of paper airplanes and provides illustrated papers for 112 planes.

Revered and Reviled

A Complete History of the Domestic Cat
Author: L. Vocelle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692759820
Category:
Page: 416
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Throughout history the cat has been an indomitable influence on societies and cultures, first as goddess, then as demon, and now as hero and social media empress. Man's view of the cat has come full circle. As both mascot and muse to great adventurers, writers, artists and statesmen, the cat has offered comfort and inspiration. Never obsequious or ordinary, always elegant and inscrutable, the cat has played a fundamental role in civilization through the centuries, and this is its story. -Find out why women and cats have been bound together throughout history. -Ever wondered why the black cat is considered bad luck; why cats were considered good luck on ships and planes? -The answers to these questions and many more are here in this easy to read and fully referenced cat history with over 150 black and white illustrations.

Getting Started in Radio Control Airplanes

The Complete Beginner's Guide
Author: Gerry Yarrish
Publisher: Air Age Publishing
ISBN: 9780911295429
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 124
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All of your questions are answered in this comprehensive, up-to-date book on RC building and flying techniques! The publishers of Model Airplane News take you step-by-step through the basics of choosing and building your first model; covering and finishing it; understanding glow engines and making your model go; flight-training basics; your first ARF; prop talk; and so much more. Recommended.

Complete History of U.S. Combat Aircraft

Winners, Losers, and What Might Have Been
Author: Erik Simonsen
Publisher: Specialty Press
ISBN: 1580072275
Category: History
Page: 228
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Since the first days of rivalry between the Wright Brothers and Glenn Curtiss, aircraft manufacturers have been vying for lucrative military aircraft contracts and competing for prized long-term production runs. As a result, many advanced and now legendary aircraft have been designed, built, and flown in every generation of aviation development. Focusing on the Cold War era, this book shows readers how crucial fly-off competitions have been to the development of America's military air arsenal. This book not only explains in detail how fly-off competitions are conducted, it shows the reader what both competing aircraft designs looked like during their trials, and then what the losing aircraft would have looked like in operational markings had it actually won. Described in vivid detail are the specific aircraft and how they fared, as well as the inside political maneuvering and subterfuge involved in often-controversial aircraft contract awards. Beginning with the Boeing B-47 Stratojet's decisive victory over rival Convair and Martin designs and ending with today's advanced unmanned aerial marvels, this book covers every era of Post-World War II aviation. Author Erik Simonsen uses the wonders of modern digital photography to create highly believable images of aviation's most tantalizing 'might have beens.'

Buildings, Bridges, and Landmarks: A Complete History

A Model-Making and Collector's Book in One
Author: Tony Chapman
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 9781626865563
Category: Architecture
Page: 118
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Build a complete history of bridges, buildings, and major landmarks! Learn the history of famous buildings, bridges, and landmarks, and then build a three-dimensional model of each! There are 25 beautifully illustrated press-out models to build—everything from London's Tower Bridge to the Great Wall of China. Interesting facts and features are included about each structure and its place in history. Fun for the engineer in your life, or any world traveler!

Cleared for Takeoff

The Ultimate Book of Flight
Author: Rowland White
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145214348X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 320
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All of aviation's dangerous, exciting, and most courageous moments are featured within this stunning compendium on flight. Packed with stories of heroic and innovative pioneers, fascinating profiles of remarkable planes from Spitfires to space shuttles, and how-to instructions for making everything from origami helicopters to bottle rockets—all accompanied by sensational photographs, illustrations, and diagrams—Cleared for Takeoff promises to astonish, entertain, and fire the imaginations of everyone with their head in the clouds.

Origami

A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Making Animals, Flowers, Planes, Boats, and More
Author: Norio Torimoto,Yukiko Duke
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616085762
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 141
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Provides simple instructions on creating origami designs, including a frog, a bird's nest, a horse, and a bulldog.

The Handplane Book


Author: Garrett Hack
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561587124
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 272
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The Handplane Book evokes the romance of an earlier era when planes performed countless woodworking tasks, from preparing stock to shaping moldings. This is a complete guide to one of the best-known and most collectible hand tools.

DK Big Book of Airplanes


Author: Caroline Bingham
Publisher: DK Children
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Describes the features, history, and capabilities of old and new airplanes.

Changing Planes

Stories
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0544341686
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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“A fantastical travel guide, reminiscent of Gulliver’s Travels,” from a narrator with “the eye of an anthropologist and the humor of a satirist.” —USA Today Hailed by Neil Gaiman as “a master of the craft” and Margaret Atwood as “a quintessentially American writer,” Ursula K. Le Guin is at her entertaining, thought-provoking best in this collection of ingeniously linked stories. Missing a flight, waiting in an airport, listening to garbled announcements—who doesn’t hate that misery? But Sita Dulip of Cincinnati finds a way to bypass the long lines, the crowded restrooms, the nasty food, the whimpering children and domineering parents, the bookless bookstores, the plastic chairs bolted to the floor. . . . With a kind of twist and a slipping bend, easier to do than to describe, Sita travels not to Denver but to Strupsirts, a picturesque region of waterspouts and volcanoes. Or to Djeyo, where she can stay for two nights with a balcony overlooking the amber Sea of Somue. This new method of “changing planes” enables Sita to visit bizarre societies and cultures that sometimes mirror our own . . . and sometimes open doors into the thrillingly alien. A New York Times Notable Book and Los Angeles Times bestseller, featuring illustrations by Eric Beddows, Changing Planes is your boarding pass to fifteen worlds that are vintage Le Guin, from a recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the art of the short story.