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Horrible Science: The Fight for Flight Award-winning author

by Nick Arnold (author) and Tony De Saulles (illustrator)

Suitable for 8 - 12 years

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Product description

Humans aren’t designed to fly. That’s why the first people to try it came to a very sticky end! (And that’s why this is a Horrible Science book!) But after centuries of death-defying stunts, blood-curdling blunders and fearsome flops, people have finally taken to the skies!

Read on to discover:
  • how to see the earth’s shadow
  • how to build a flying saucer
  • how brave bird-men flew on feather wings (and died!)
  • how the zeppelin Hindenburg burned to a crisp in just 34 seconds
  • how some brave pilots flew faster than sound. Boom!
  • which woman’s perilous plane was held together with piano wire
  • what happened to the world’s first flying sheep

A book stuffed with hair-raising heights, dizzying drops, terror, tears, triumphs – and squishy bits. It’s fearsome fun! Just don’t forget your parachute!

Product Details

Series

Horrible Science

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407110271

Date published

May 4th, 2009

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Other details

  • 160 pages

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Nick Arnold

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Tony De Saulles

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  1. ellie-melay27
    on 6 March 2013

    soooo funny i love this book and all it’s series! it’s a really fun way to learn about how scientists struggled to make the first airplane that worked. you don’t even have to like art, science or be good at either one of them to like this series. hope you like this book and i recommend all the other books in the series too!