Science Comics

Science Comics

Wilgus, Alison

Contributors: Brooks, Molly

Publisher: Macmillan
Published: May 23, 2017
Categories: Technology
Audience: Adult
Distributed By: Axis 360
eBook
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A National Science Teachers Association Best STEM Books of 2017Take to the skies with Flying Machines!Follow the famous aviators from their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, to the fields of North Carolina where they were to make their famous flights. In an era of dirigibles and hot air balloons, the Wright Brothers were among the first innovators of heavier than air flight. But in the hotly competitive international race toward flight, Orville and Wilbur were up against a lot more than bad weather. Mechanical failures, lack of information, and even other aviators complicated the Wright Brothers’ journey. Though they weren’t as wealthy as their European counterparts, their impressive achievements demanded attention on the international stage. Thanks to their carefully recorded experiments and a healthy dash of bravery, the Wright Brothers’ flying machines took off.