Best of the National Air and Space Museum

Author: F. Robert van der Linden

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 215

"Experience the thrill of flying some of the world's most important airplanes and spacecraft. Best of the National Air and Space Museum provides unprecedented access to the most popular museum in the world. The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum hosts an average of seven million visits every year, and the Udvar-Hazy Center--three football fields long and ten stories high--is a phenomenon in its own right: in the first week it was opened, some 250,000 people came through the doors. It now receives more than one million visits annually. Best of the National Air and Space Museum features the best of both museums, from the Challenger space shuttle and the Wright flyer to the Spirit of St. Louis and the stealth bomber. Bob Van der Linden, curator of aeronautics, has selected the most historically important, popular, and just plain impressive aircraft and spacecraft from the collections of both museums to be captured in the book's beautiful full color layouts. Each layout includes intriguing facts of the item's design, use, mission, specifications, and dimensions. It's like your own guided tour!"--Wheelers.co.nz.

Spectrum Reading Workbook, Grade 6

Author:

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 174

View: 293

Strong reading skills are the basis of school success, and Spectrum(R) Reading for grade 6 will help children triumph over language arts and beyond. This standards-based workbook uses engaging text to support understanding key ideas, details, story structure, and knowledge integration. Spectrum(R) Reading will help your child improve their reading habits and strengthen their ability to understand and analyze text. This best-selling series is a favorite of parents and teachers because it is carefully designed to be both effective and engaging—the perfect building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

The Nation's Hangar

Aircraft Treasures of the Smithsonian from the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Author: National Air and Space Museum

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN:

Category: TRANSPORTATION

Page: 255

View: 191

The Nation's Hangar: Aircraft Treasures of the Smithsonian offers a fascinating textual and visual history of civilian, military, and commercial aviation from the earliest balloon flights to today's most advanced aircraft. The Nation's Hangar charts the awe-inspiring history of flight around the world. F. Robert Van Der Linden, a Smithsonian curator and leading expert on aviation history, explains the fascinating stories behind aviation's great technological advances and provides historic and social context that highlights the many ways in which these innovations have changed the course of human history. The Nation's Hangar is also a visual delight. The Smithsonian aircraft collection has never looked so compelling and sleek. The Nation's Hangar is a must-have for that fly boy or fly girl in your flight pattern.

Spectrum Reading Workbook, Grade 6

Author: Spectrum

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 174

View: 204

Strong reading skills are the basis of school success, and Spectrum(R) Reading for grade 6 will help children triumph over language arts and beyond. This standards-based workbook uses engaging text to support understanding key ideas, details, story structure, and knowledge integration. -- Spectrum(R) Reading will help your child improve their reading habits and strengthen their ability to understand and analyze text. This best-selling series is a favorite of parents and teachers because it is carefully designed to be both effective and engagingÑthe perfect building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

District of Columbia

Past and Present

Author: Liz Sonneborn

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 204

The District of Columbia is different from anywhere else in the United States. Besides being the nation's capital, it's a federal district that houses the U.S. Government. Although the federal government is central to its economy, D.C. Is also a vibrant cultural center, full of exciting theaters, restaurants, clubs, and places where people meet to exchange ideas. Readers learn about the grand buildings, impressive museums, and fascinating historical sites that draw visitors from around the world. This engaging book relates a truly unique story, from geography To The territory's history and government. Highlights of hometown people include Carl Bernstein, Dave Chappelle, Anna J. Cooper, Charles Drew, Bill Nye, Pete Sampras, John Philip Sousa, and Ginuwine.

The 100 Best Affordable Vacations

Author: Jane Wooldridge

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 714

Even in a weakened economy, research shows interest in travel is still strong and this book provides 100 great ways to satisfy your wanderlust without breaking the bank. Like the other books in this popular series, The 100 Best Affordable Vacations to Enrich Your Life features out of the ordinary opportunities. They will just be less expensive, with some even free! Vacation categories include Classic Americana; Learning Vacations; Wilderness Trips; and Mind, Body, and Soul themed getaways. With this mix, there are lots of creative ideas and appealing destinations for everybody, whatever their interests, schedule, or budget. This book also offers profiles of inspirational travelers, as well as fun, lively sidebars about off-season travel, how to be a traveler and not a tourist, and more.

Sabres Over MiG Alley

The F-86 and the Battle for Air Superiority in Korea

Author: Kenneth P. Werrell

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 630

This is the story of the first jet versus jet war, the largest in number of victories and losses, and one of the few military bright spots in the Korean War. It tells how an outnumbered force of F-86 Sabres limited by range and restricted by the rules of engagement, decisively defeated its foe. Based on the latest scholarship, author Kenneth Werrell uses previously untapped sources and interviews with sixty former F-86 pilots to explore new aspects of the subject and shed light on controversies previously neglected. For example, he found much greater violation of the Yalu River than thus far has appeared in the published materials. The F-86 became a legend in "The Forgotten War" because of its performance and beauty, but most of all, because of its record in combat.

Globalized Arts

The Entertainment Economy and Cultural Identity

Author: J. P. Singh

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 942

Our interactive world can take a creative product, such as a Hollywood film, Bollywood song, or Latin American telenovela, and transform it into a source of cultural anxiety. What does this artwork say about the artist or the world she works in? How will these artworks evolve in the global market? Film, music, television, and the performing arts enter the same networks of exchange as other industries, and the anxiety they produce informs a fascinating area of study for art, culture, and global politics. Focusing on the confrontation between global politics and symbolic creative expression, J. P. Singh shows how, by integrating themselves into international markets, entertainment industries give rise to far-reaching cultural anxieties and politics. With examples from Hollywood, Bollywood, French grand opera, Latin American television, West African music, postcolonial literature, and even the Thai sex trade, Singh cites not only the attempt to address cultural discomfort but also the effort to deny entertainment acts as cultural. He connects creative expression to clashes between national identities, and he details the effect of cultural policies, such as institutional patronage and economic incentives, on the making and incorporation of art into the global market. Ultimately, Singh shows how these issues affect the debates on cultural trade being waged by the World Trade Organization, UNESCO, and the developing world.

The Photographer's Guide to Washington, D.C.: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them (The Photographer's Guide)

Author: Lee Foster

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 96

View: 891

With picturesque postcard images and straightforward instructions, this book describes how to view and photograph famous and lesser-known sites, from the Lincoln Memorial and the White House to nearby Mount Vernon. Foster and Purcell give you complete directions to the sites and indicate what time of day and year will produce the most pleasing images and memories. This detailed guide will help you enjoy, explore, and photograph Washington, D.C., whether you are an amateur photographer, a gifted professional, or an adventurer recording your experience graphically with a cell phone or a point-and-shoot camera.

101 Best Aviation Attractions

Author: John F. Purner

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 230

View: 953

Author John Purner, who gave his fellow pilots The $100 Hamburger and the $500 Round of Golf, is back with a unique compilation of 101 not-to-be-missed aviation events, sites, and adventures. Purner details how to get there, where to stay, how much it's going to cost, and everything else you need to get the most out of the fabulous attractions. * Convenient regional organization * Coverage extends to the Cayman Islands, France, and the UK * Includes historical landmarks, aviation museums, air shows, and more * More than a directory, Purner only includes carefully chosen top attractions * Author's companion website allows readers to log on and share experiences and recommendations