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The Resource Orville and Wilbur Wright : pioneers of the age of flight, by Diane Dakers

Orville and Wilbur Wright : pioneers of the age of flight, by Diane Dakers

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Orville and Wilbur Wright : pioneers of the age of flight
Title
Orville and Wilbur Wright
Title remainder
pioneers of the age of flight
Statement of responsibility
by Diane Dakers
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Language
eng
Summary
"Perhaps no two people in history exemplify the spirit of invention better than brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright. Born in the Midwest in the late 1800s, Orville was exceptionally good at creating mechanical devices, and Wilbur had a genius for ideas. The turn of the 20th century came during an age of invention and technological development. Inspired by a fierce worldwide competition to be the first to invent a machine that could fly and be controlled by a pilot, the Wright brothers tested and refined several prototypes. At last, on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they achieved their pioneering flight. The brothers went on to develop machines and controls that made possible powered, fixed-wing flights and laid the foundation for pilot-controlled aviation as we know it today. They also founded the Wright Company, which built airplanes for the rising new industry of commercial aviation. Had Wilbur not died at the early age of 45, who knows what else the innovative pair might have accomplished."--
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Summary
The story of aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10539843
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
Dewey number
  • 629.130092273
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1080L
Intended audience source
Lexile
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1080
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
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True
Series statement
Crabtree groundbreaker biographies
Target audience
juvenile
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pioneers of the age of flight
Label
Orville and Wilbur Wright : pioneers of the age of flight, by Diane Dakers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eyes on the skies -- Bonded brothers -- The "flying problem" -- Flying high on fame and fortune -- The ups and downs of living Wright -- Flying solo
Control code
sky2ocm84347353
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
112 pages
Isbn
9781427181039
Isbn Type
(html)
Lccn
2016031766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black + white)
Label
Orville and Wilbur Wright : pioneers of the age of flight, by Diane Dakers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eyes on the skies -- Bonded brothers -- The "flying problem" -- Flying high on fame and fortune -- The ups and downs of living Wright -- Flying solo
Control code
sky2ocm84347353
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
112 pages
Isbn
9781427181039
Isbn Type
(html)
Lccn
2016031766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black + white)

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