Audacious Aviators: True Stories of Adventurers' Thrilling Flights

Audacious Aviators: True Stories of Adventurers' Thrilling Flights

by Jen Green

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Do you have what it takes to be an audacious aviator? Read this book to find out! Do you know: Who made the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean? When a sheep and a duck flew in a hot-air balloon? Whether jetpacks are just science fiction?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410954176
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Ultimate Adventurers
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1060L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 Years

About the Author

Dr Jen Green worked in publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time writer who has written over 200 books for children, on geography, the environment, history, natural history, and other subjects. Her Heinemann-Raintree title on Sustaining Our Natural Resources was selected in 2011 for the Junior Library Guild's SLJ Curriculum Levels program.

Table of Contents

Chuck Yeager-Faster Than Sound 4

Rutan and Yeager-Never Touch Down 10

Piccard and Jones-Around the World 14

Melvill and Binnie-Shot Into Space 20

Team Discovery-Overcoming Disaster 26

Yves Rossy-Rocket-powered Jetman 32

Felix Baumgartner-Leap Into Space 36

Timeline 42

Quiz 43

Glossary 44

Find Out More 46

Index 48

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