This title looks in-depth at significant figures, aircraft and events in the history of aviation by placing them in a historical context which is easily understood. Clearly labelled illustrations to accompany the text make this an ideal learning resource. Hot-air balloons, bird-men, flying boats, helicopters, jet-fighters, passenger airliners, record-breakers and even space travel are all covered in this book. A complete glossary and index make this title ideal for use both at home and at school. It is an ideal text for shared and guided reading for Key Stage 2 pupils.