Airplanes

ABDO Publishing Company
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This book introduces the history of the invention of airplanes, including Leonardo da VinciÍs ornithopter, Joseph-Michel and Jacque-Ätienne MontgolfierÍs hot air balloons, Sir George Cayley and Otto LilienthalÍs work with gliders, Orville and Wilbur WrightÍs first flight, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia EarhartÍs flights across the Atlantic, and the work of modern record breakers Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager. Other chapters delve into airplane parts, from wings and ailerons to landing gear and jet engines, as well as how these parts along with concepts such as lift, gravity, thrust, and drag help keep an airplane flying. Fun facts discuss black boxes, autopilot, and the requirements for a U.S. pilotÍs license. Other sections cover regimes of flight, mach numbers, and different kinds of airplanes, such as monoplanes, biplanes, floatplanes, and sailplanes, as well as the pilots, crews, flight attendants, and airport workers who run this form of transportation. The book also addresses the airplaneÍs impact on society as swift carriers of passengers and products, as well as disease and pollution. Full-color photographs, informative diagrams, glossary words in bold, a graphic timeline, and an index enhance this engaging, easy-to-read text about airplanes, an everyday invention that makes travel faster and puts the world at our fingertips. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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Publisher
ABDO Publishing Company
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Published on
Sep 1, 2010
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Pages
32
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ISBN
9781617847721
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Juvenile Nonfiction / Technology / Inventions
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Kristin Petrie
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Kristin Petrie
This book introduces the history of the invention of cameras, including early artistsÍ use of the camera obscura, Johan Heinrich SchulzeÍs use of silver salts, inventing ways to make photographic images permanent, Joseph-Nic_phore Niepce and the first photograph, Louis-Jacque-Mand_ DaguerreÍs daguerreotype, William Henry Fox TalbotÍs talbotype, George EastmanÍs roll film and portable Kodak cameras, Oskar BarnackÍs handheld Leica, Paul VierkotterÍs camera flash, Harold EdgertonÍs stroboscopic flash, Edwin Herbert LandÍs instant camera, Steven Sasson and the first digital camera, and cell phone cameras. Other chapters delve into camera parts, from the light-tight body to lenses and viewfinders, as well as how these parts work together to make a camera work, from framing a shot to how images form on film or a charge-coupled device. Other sections cover different kinds of cameras and photography, including daguerreotypes, the Kodak box camera, the Brownie, the Polaroid Land Camera, camcorders, and digital cameras, as well as the professional photographers, teachers, salespeople, film developers, and repair specialists who work with cameras. Fun facts discuss French photographer Nadar and the first aerial photograph, Mathew BradyÍs coverage of the American Civil War, and Eadweard MuybridgeÍs photographs of a running horse. Full-color photographs, informative diagrams, glossary words in bold, a graphic timeline, and an index enhance this engaging, easy-to-read text about cameras, an everyday invention that has changed the way we look at the world. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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