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It'll Never Work: Planes and Helicopters By Jon Richards

It'll Never Work: Planes and Helicopters
by Jon Richards

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Explore the world of technology: the wild and wacky ideas people have had, discover which ones never get off the ground... and which ones did
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It'll Never Work: Planes and Helicopters Summary


It'll Never Work: 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.

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It'll Never Work: Planes and Helicopters 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 Jon Richards


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

Table of Contents


  • 1: Taking to the skies
  • 1: Early flight
  • 1: Powered flight
  • 1: Passenger flight
  • 1: The jet engine
  • 1: Faster than sound
  • 1: Moving wings
  • 1: Vertical take-off
  • 1: The helicopter
  • 1: Bigger, faster.. smaller
  • 1: Flying feats
  • 1: Weird and whacky aircraft
  • 1: Pedals and sunshine
  • 1: Glossary
  • 1: Index

Additional information

GOR009961564
It'll Never Work: Planes and Helicopters: An Accidental History of Inventions by Jon Richards
Jon Richards
It'll Never Work
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hachette Children's Group
2019-02-14
32
1445150247
9781445150246
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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