Planes and Helicopters An Accidental History of Inventions by Jon Richards
  

Planes and Helicopters An Accidental History of Inventions

Written by Jon Richards
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Part of the It'll Never Work Series

RRP £12.99

Synopsis

Planes and Helicopters An Accidental History of Inventions by Jon Richards

Have you ever wondered what made human beings think they could take to the skies? Starting with Icarus and his wax and feather wings and Leonardo Da Vinci's Flying Machine and primitive helicopter know as the Aerial Screw, It'll Never Work: Aeroplanes and Helicopters explores the history of flying machines, the successes and failures that have led to the comforts of modern passenger flight that we know today. Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.

Reviews

Hundreds of years of successes and failures are explored, leading to the comforts of modern passenger flight that we know today. The book is packed with fascinating facts and plenty of illustrations to explain the text ... revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 8 and up Parents In Touch

About the Author

Jon Richards is an award-winning author of non-fiction books for children. He specialises in visual literacy, infographics and data visualisation.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Jon Richards
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Publisher

Franklin Watts Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

26th May 2016

ISBN

9781445150253


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