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Aircraft technology
Lambert, Mark, 1946-
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New York : Bookwright Press, 1989.
Physical Description:
47 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Surveys the theory of aircraft design, the different types of airplanes built during the twentieth century, and how they were constructed and used.
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Includes index.
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Audubon Library TL547 .L24 1989 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Gr. 6-8. Lambert surveys key innovations in the world of flying, from the first airliners of the 1930s to drawing-board proposals for future supersonic carriers. After explaining how aircraft stay aloft and in control, Lambert looks briefly at commercial aircraft, military and transport planes, and helicopters, as well as vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) and short take-off and landing (STOL) craft. Coverage also includes a look at building an aircraft, with attention given to innovations in areas such as wing construction, power systems, and flight control. Full-color photographs and diagrams support the text, and a glossary and list of further reading is appended. Other titles in the new Technology in Action series include Car Technology (0-531-18239-7) and TV and Video Technology (0-531-18327-0), both by Mark Lambert, and Spacecraft Technology (0-531-18328-9), by John Mason. In each, the emphasis is on describing advances within each field. Note, however, that Car Technology and TV and Video Technology require an advanced student; they contain technical explanations that are not easy to comprehend. --Denise Wilms

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