Another opportunity for me to indulge my inner geek on this week's Ladybird Tuesday with 'How it works' The Aeroplane. Another book from series 654 which promises to explain exactly how things work in a way simple enough for a child to understand, but without being at all patronising.
All the basics of flight are covered, from how air pressure changes with altidude, lift and drag, airflow over wings, stability of the plane in flight and how it is controlled. How the plane takes off, reaches cruising altitude and then descends to land safely is all described in detail along with how the plane's jet engines or propellers allow them to do so.
In addition to all the descripions are some lovely pictures. Clear and easy to understand without the supporting text, these also have a nostalgic edge which makes them works of art in their own right.
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