Guinness Aircraft Facts and Feats by Michael Taylor & David Mondey lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Guinness Superlatives, 1984, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Tables;
From the cover: Although essentially a fourth edition of the highly successful Air facts and Feats, this refilled Aircraft Facts and Feats represents what is virtually a complete rewrite of the third edition, first published seven years ago. In that historically brief space of time there have been some tremendous achievements in the field of aviation, and the key events of that period have their place in this edition.
In addition to revision of the text, the opportunity has been taken to present the facts and feats of all heavier-than-air craft in a more coherent form, and combining in their appropriate periods the separate chapters that recorded formerly the fields of rotary-winged aircraft, and sport and competition flying. The authors considered that the fascinating story of lighter-than-air craft, which first carried man into the navigable sea of air above the Earth, was not adequately covered, and this separate chapter has been given special attention. The story of space flight has previously been given little more than passing mention. But now that NASAs Space Shuttle has demonstrated to the world the exciting promises made by a craft which can orbit and manoeuvre in space, and re-enter the Earths atmosphere to land conventionally, it seemed an appropriate moment in time to introduce a chapter dealing specifically with space flight.
The new Aircraft Facts and Feats is, consequently, far more comprehensive than ever before in its overview of the aviation scene. Coupled with striking illustrations, it is a fascinating book for the general reader or aviation enthusiast, and its far more comprehensive index ensures that it is a ready source of reference for anyone needing to find facts and figures.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Index. 9½” x 7″.
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