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Story of Flying
Audience: 2nd Grade - 4th Grade
Did you know that people have wanted to fly every since they first noticed birds in the sky? As early as 1487, Leonardo DaVinci designed a flying machine on paper, although it was never tried out. The first flying machines were gliders, but many of these crashed. The Wright brothers were the first to build an airplane, which they based on their knowledge of how bicycles worked. Since then, many other flying machines have been built, including helicopters strong enough to lift a house. This book includes many surprising facts about the people who came before, and directly after, the Wright brothers. Some flying machines have never been seen again after their first attempts. The entire history of flying is here, from Leonardo to space flight, written in the form of a chapter book. This book is part of the Usborne Young Reading series.
Date read: 4/14/2009
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