Flight Author:H. Guyford Stever The world of manned flight - from its primitive beginnings through the sophisticated present to the science-fiction future - makes up the scope of this book. It covers the history of flight, the theo of aerodynamics, propulsion, navigation and air-traffic control, testing, design and other aspects of this world. — The volume consists of alternati... more »ng text chapters and picture essays. Some essays contain complementary material (for example, Chapter 3 and the accompanying essay deal with aerodynamics); others supplement the text chapters (Chapter 6 is a general discussion of navigation; Essay 6 describes one aspect of navigation, air-traffic control).
The Appendix comprises a glossary of airmen's slang and a chronological list of the highlights of manned flight.
Hundreds of pictures, photographs, diagrams and drawings make this book a delight for all ages.« less