By Tracy Irons-Georges
This set offers an impressively wide variety of data on greater than three hundred clinical and old issues with regards to the sphere of aviation. cognizance is given to all different types and kinds of civil and armed forces plane, ideas of aerodynamics, and mechanical and technical features of flying. along with traditional themes one might go along with a source dedicated to flight and aviation, a few unforeseen entries, certain to pique the reader, contain Animal flight, luggage dealing with and laws, Bermuda Triangle, Paper airplanes, "Vomit Comet," Whirly-Girls, and Wing-walking. appropriate biographies of pioneers in aviation and profiles of significant airways are included. info is present via September 2001.
Alphabetically prepared entries--varying in size from numerous paragraphs to numerous pages--begin with a quick definition of the subject and its value to aviation, with dates provided whilst acceptable. All entries are signed and observed via annotated bibliographies and cross-references. every one quantity has a listing of themes present in that exact quantity and set indexes, one alphabetical and one who teams entries via type. quantity three incorporates a plethora of supplemental info, together with a bibliography; a listing of sites; directories of North American flight colleges, education facilities, and museums; and lists of overseas airports, commercial airlines, and aircraft forms. time traces checklist occasions in aviation historical past and air failures from 1785 to 2001.
This complete reference resource will be a beneficial addition to public and educational libraries. excessive faculties could reflect on it, reckoning on their curricular wishes and budgetary restraints.