Insects and birds account for three-quarters of all land creatures. For many of them, the ability to fly has allowed them to live in diverse habitats all over the globe. For humans, the mastery of flight is a supreme technical achievement that has revolutionized our world during the last century.
The Miracle of Flight shows how animals evolved wings and how humans triumphed over the associated physical challenges of taking to the air. The magic of winged flight is passionately revealed in photography and color illustrations.
The main sections cover: Insects and the mechanics of their flight Birds and their wing structure Man's centuries old dream of flight The development of flight from balloons to jets and rockets.
Every section of The Miracle of Flight is illustrated by Dalton's stunning wildlife photographs and specially commissioned full color technical drawings.
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Nature photographer Dalton (At the Water's Edge) combines high-speed photography, line drawings and text ""to explain the basic principles that underlie all forms of winged flight, whether by insect, bird or man."" In five abundantly illustrated chapters, Dalton explains the basic principles of a...| Read Full Review of The Miracle of Flight