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The Complete History of Aviation

From Ballooning to Supersonic Flight · Transportation and Society

by Britannica Educational Publishing Author · Robert Curley Editor


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Humans have long dreamt of communing with the skies and acquiring the ability to fly. The first experiments with balloon flight through the development of the Concorde and everything in between, aviation has transformed the way humans travel, especially over vast distances. This penetrating volume examines the various technologies and aircraft that have enabled human flight and includes a comprehensive section on the design and operation of airports.

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Britannica Educational Publishing
Britannica Educational Publishing
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Transportation and Society


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