Planes is a nonfiction book tracing the history of airplane design in an attractive, somewhat retro illustration style. It also covers how flight works in terms of atmosphere and weather, and communication and navigation. The overly short chapter on the future of flight fails to mention electric flight and doesn’t reflect the exciting range of new technologies that are currently being dreamt up and tested. That aside, this is a stylish guide to the history and mechanics of aviation.
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