Take-off!: A History of Flight by Duncan Crosbie
Duncan Crosbie's new book for children tells the story of man's attempts to fly. Starting from Leonardo da Vinci's drawings, to the Wright brothers' first successful flight - and onwards to the race to the moon with the Columbia Space Shuttle. Heavily illustrated throughout (including a spectacular pop-up of Alcock & Brown's flight) plus flaps, tabs and contemporary newspaper reports.