The Wright Brothers

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pelangi ePublishing Sdn Bhd

ISBN: 9674310762

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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This book is suitable for children age 9 and above. The names Orville and Wilbur Wright will always be remembered and associated with aeroplanes. This is the story of their lives. The story of the difficulties they faced and how they persevered and succeeded in building the world's first successful aeroplane.
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The Wright Brothers for Kids

How They Invented the Airplane, 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight

Author: Mary Kay Carson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613743157

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 2021

This activity book tells the amazing true story of how two bicycle-making brothers from Ohio, with no more than high-school educations, accomplished a feat that forever changed the world. At a time when most people still hadn’t ridden in an automobile, Wilbur and Orville Wright built the first powered, heavier-than-air flying machine. Woven throughout the heartwarming story of the two brothers are activities that highlight their ingenuity and problem-solving abilities as they overcame many obstacles to achieve controlled flight. The four forces of flight—lift, thrust, gravity, and drag—and how the Wright brothers mastered them are explained in clear, simple text. Activities include making a Chinese flying top, building a kite, bird watching, and designing a paper glider, and culminate with an activity in which readers build a rubber-band-powered flyer. Included are photographs just released from the Wright brothers’ personal collection, along with diagrams and illustrations. The history of human flight and its pioneers, a time line, and a complete resource section for students are also provided.
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The Wright Brothers

A Biography

Author: Fred C. Kelly

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138100

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 384

View: 1905

This authorized account has long been considered the definitive biography. Well documented, highly readable, and free of technical details, it describes boyhood interests, Kitty Hawk, first powered flights, and more. 16 photographs.
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The Wright Brothers

First in Flight

Author: Samuel Willard Crompton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438104316

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 117

View: 6806

In December 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made history by embarking on the first controlled airplane flight among the dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, thus opening up an era of aviation throughout the world. This title is part of the "Milestones in American History" series.
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The Wright Brothers

Pioneers of Flight

Author: Ian Graham

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764125911

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Combines a life of Wilbur and Orville Wright with an introduction to the scientific background behind their development of a heavier-than-air craft that could actually fly.
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To Fly

The Story of the Wright Brothers

Author: Wendie C. Old,Robert Andrew Parker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618133475

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Beginning with Orville and Wilbur's childhood fascination with flight, brief, accessible chapters trace the work that the two Wright brothers did together to develop the first machine-powered aircraft.
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The Wright Brothers

The Birth of Modern Aviation

Author: Anna Sproule

Publisher: Blackbirch PressInc

ISBN: 9781567113280

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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A biography of the brothers who made the world's first flight in a power-driven, heavier-than-air machine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.
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The Wright Brothers

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476728747

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8353

Chronicles the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the Wright brothers, sharing insights into the disadvantages that challenged their lives and their mechanical ingenuity. By the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of Truman.
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The Wright Brothers

Author: Ginger Wadsworth

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822501992

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 6126

A biography of the two inventors whose 1903 powered, controlled flight of an airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, made history.
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Wilbur and Orville

A Biography of the Wright Brothers

Author: Fred Howard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320154

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 5430

Definitive, crisply written study tells the full story of the brothers' lives and work — from their early childhood and initial fascination with flight, the historic first flight at Kitty Hawk, more.
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Inside the Wright Brothers

Flight Is Possible

Author: John Passfield

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1425957021

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 9296

This novel, Inside the Wright Brothers: Flight is Possible, presents the Wright Brothers as idealists who build a dream out of the nuts and bolts of their everyday reality. There is a hard core of steel in the Wrights that, however compassionate, polite, accommodating and modest they appear to be to other people, is the straight arrow that allows them to see their life's work clearly, to make every decision and action move towards the achievement of their goal, and to seldom make false judgments or false gestures that would cause them to deviate from their true course. The assurance that guides the brothers is that quality in creative people that allows them to work towards their life's goal no matter who or what encourages or discourages them, advances them or retards them, promotes them or disparages them. Familiarity with the Wright Brothers story has made the invention of the world's first airplane seem to have a fairy-tale ambiance which is divorced from the sweat and anxiety of everyday life. This assumption of an effortless invention process is actually a hold-over from the initial response to their accomplishment by the people of the Wright Brothers' own time. While suitably impressed with the achievement of the Wright Brothers, the people of the early 20th Century remained unaware of the complex process that the Wright Brothers had actually gone through in order to produce such amazing results. The lack of appreciation of the complexity of the invention process is a result of the pronouncements of "aviation experts" of the time who failed to appreciate the magnitude of the Wright accomplishment for two reasons: an inability to imagine the number and complexity of the challengesthat the Wrights had found solutions to, and a desire to limit the Wright's legal hold over their inventions in light of what promised to be a great financial future for the new innovation. In effect, while the public of the early 20th Century marveled at the invention of the airplane, and gave full credit to the Wright Brothers, many "aviation experts"assumed that the Wright Brothers' contribution to the invention process had involved nothing more complicated than a little tinkering with the ideas of those who were better qualified - by education and by academic eminence - to invent the airplane. True appreciation of the wonder of the Wright Brothers' contribution to the invention of controlled, human-piloted, powered flight has been reserved for the detailed historical and aeronautical researches and studies of our own time. It is here, a century after the Wright Brothers' accomplishment, that the mythical story - of small-town bicycle mechanics astonishing the world with a feat as impressive as the boy Arthur pulling the sword from the stone - and the modern story of painstaking scientific research and development - of problem, theory, experiment and solution - come together. The novel explores the tenacity which allows the Wright Brothers to cling with an eagle's talons to the single idea that human flight is possible.
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Race to the Sky

The Wright Brothers Versus the United States Government

Author: Stephen B. Goddard

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786415946

Category: History

Page: 222

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Everyone knows that the Wright brothers were the first to fly, but few know of their David and Goliath struggle with their own Federal Government. President McKinley's administration allotted unprecedented funds and attracted such talent as Alexander graham Bell and Samuel Pierpont Langley, possessed to ensure that the first flyers would be American. The Wright brothers refused government support, fearing strings attached, and resolved to go it alone. This book tracks the struggle between the Wright brothers and the Federal Government, and the raw ambition, high ideals, greed, and cloak and dagger tactics of each side. Years and years of effort came to a head in eight tense days in December of 1903 when the battle - and the fame and fortune that would follow - was decided.
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The Wright Brothers

Aviation Pioneers and Their Work, 1899-1911

Author: Charles Harvard Gibbs-Smith

Publisher: NMSI Trading Ltd

ISBN: 9781900747448

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

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Republished by the Science Museum to mark the centenary of the Wright brothers' pioneering flights on 17 December 1903, this classic account provides an introduction to their remarkable careers and their unique place in aviation history. The Wrights were arguably the first to make powered, sustained and controlled flights, near Kitty Hawk, NC; the aeroplane, the first Flyer, was of their own design and construction and had been developed over a period of three years. It was loaned to the Science Museum, London, from 1928 to 1948, and is now displayed in the National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian Institution) in Washington DC, a reproduction remaining in London. This edition of Gibbs-Smith's authoritative text, first published in 1987, is illustrated with a number of historic photographs and detailed diagrams.
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The Wright Brothers

Author: Paul Joseph

Publisher: Checkerboard Library

ISBN: 9781562396374

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Sketches the lives of the two men responsible for the first flight of a machine powered aircraft on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
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The Wright Brothers

Author: Kitty Shea

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756507916

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes the life and work of the Wright Brothers, Wilbur and Orville, who built an airplane that was run by an engine and steered by a pilot.
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The Wright Brothers

Author: Elizabeth MacLeod,Andrej Krystoforski

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554530539

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8244

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The Wright Brothers

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635015600

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 12

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An activity book that presents information about Orville and Wilbur Wright.
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The Wright Brothers

Author: Janet Dorfman

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1616725648

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Page: N.A

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Read about the life of the Wright brothers.
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