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Nothing seems to capture the imagination of humankind quite like the ability to fly, and just over a hundred years ago, that dream became a reality. Over the last century, planes have progressed in ways that would astound their earliest makers, and flying machines continue to inspire wonder in passengers and viewers alike. Now Planes: A Complete History offers an exciting look at the most exemplary representations of innovation in aviation history in a fun and interactive two-part book. With 50 press-out models of historic and contemporary aircraft and a detachable history book that outlines the planes that represented exciting firsts” in the field those that best represent the technology of their era and those that pushed the boundaries of what was possible this book both instructs and entertains. Most importantly, it leaves the airplane enthusiast with a virtual hangar of model planes.
R. G. Grant has published more than 20 military and history books and contributed to British television's Visual History of the Twentieth Century. He lives in South London, UK.