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DK big book of airplanes
Bingham, Caroline, 1962-
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley Pub., 2001.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 36 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Gee Bee -- Experimental planes -- Jumbo jet -- Agricultural airplane -- Kit airplane -- Stunt planes -- Flying laboratory -- Ultralight -- The Concorde -- Blackbird (SR-71A) -- Chinook helicopter -- Seaplane -- F-16 -- Space flight.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
TL547 .B445 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Imaginations will soar! From the fastest--and noisiest--passenger plane in the world, to downright strange aircraft, here is a spectacular look at a subject of endless fascination to children. Marvel at one of the first planes to blast into space! Learn about a plane that can land on water. And take a close look at the fastest of all jet planes, the Blackbird. Striking photographs are supported by lively and informative text that gives children a fuller understanding of these amazing machines.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-5, younger for reading aloud. Jumbo jets and seaplanes; the tiny "Gee Bee" and the space plane X-33--all are included in this oversize, fact-packed picture book. The book follows the publisher's signature design: stunning photographs, diagrams, and succinct text presented in brief paragraphs are set against plenty of white space. Combined with technical and historical information are details kids will love: they'll learn, for example, where the waste from a jet's toilet is stored. Excellent browsing for aviation fans and for reluctant readers. Glossary. --Gillian Engberg

Publisher's Weekly Review

DK adds to the oversize Big Book series with Airplanes, which details everything from the 1930s yellow and black Gee Bee, known for its high speeds and "daredevil tactics," to today's jumbo jet (aka the Boeing 747), including working aircraft like the agricultural airplane and the ER-2, a "flying laboratory," and even a spy plane, the SR-71A. Cutaway views show cockpits and front, rear and side views. ( Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved