The Wright Brothers for Kids

How They Invented the Airplane : 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight

Author: Mary Kay Carson,Laura D'Argo

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1556524773

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 146

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An activity book tells the amazing true story of how two bicycle-making brothers from Ohio, with no more than high-school educations, accomplished a feat on the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, that forever changed the world. Original.

To Fly

The Story of the Wright Brothers

Author: Wendie C. Old,Robert Andrew Parker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618133475

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Beginning with Orville and Wilbur's childhood fascination with flight, brief, accessible chapters trace the work that the two Wright brothers did together to develop the first machine-powered aircraft.

How We Invented the Airplane

An Illustrated History

Author: Orville Wright

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135691

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 96

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This fascinating firsthand account covers the Wright Brothers' early experiments, construction of planes and motors, first flights, and much more. Introduction and commentary by Fred C. Kelly. 76 photographs.

How the Wright Brothers Got it Right

Engineering & Invention of the Airplane

Author: Jack L. Shagena

Publisher: Jack L Shagena Jr

ISBN: 9780977686650

Category: History

Page: 102

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Understanding How the Airplane Was Invented The Wright brothers achieved their earth-shattering first flight more than one hundred years ago and the story of their lives and airplane has been recounted in dozens of newspapers, magazine articles, and books. None, however, has explained to non-technical readers how they accomplished their epic invention that forever changed the world around us.Their success came about through a careful mix of focused vision, steadfast determination, careful testing, keen observation, astute interpretation, and engineering practical solutions to previously unknown technical problems. They were hard workers, putting in long days and applying themselves diligently to the complex task every day except for Sundays, respecting their father, who was a bishop.The Wrights were fortunate to sustain a sometimes rocky relationship with the acknowledged dean of aviation, Augustus Chanute. He provided the brothers practical advice, loaned them test equipment, and directed the industrious inventors to printed matter that was relevant to aeronautics. Most significantly, however, he was an important sounding board for Wilbur Wright to report successes, failures and frustrations, and in turn, Chanute provided a sympathetic ear and occasionally constructive feedback.Therefore, in Wilburs letters to Chanute, the Wrights diaries and family correspondence, and their many notes and sketches, the story of how they invented the airplane was preserved, only waiting to be told. Author Jack Shagena drew on his engineering background, experience with technical publications, and passion for history to convincingly weave together their account in an easy-to-understand book. Through the use of many illustrations and practical examples, the story of the Wrights invention comes alive.

On Great White Wings

The Wright Brothers and the Race for Flight

Author: Fred E. C. Culick,Spencer Dunmore

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 0786866861

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Released on the eve of the hundredth anniversary of Kitty Hawk, this lively account of the historic Wright Brothers flight chronicles the race to the first to achieve powered flight. 75,000 first printing.

Wright Brothers

Author: Mary Tucker

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1573103535

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Creative activities, games, action rhymes, songs, a skit and more involve students in discovering for themselves how the Wright Brothers dreamed of man in flight and worked diligently to bring their dreams to life

Wright Brothers, Wrong Story

How Wilbur Wright Solved the Problem of Manned Flight

Author: William Hazelgrove

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1633884597

Category: Transportation

Page: 332

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This book is the first deconstruction of the Wright brothers myth. They were not -- as we have all come to believe--two halves of the same apple. Each had a distinctive role in creating the first "flying machine." How could two misanthropic brothers who never left home, were high-school dropouts, and made a living as bicycle mechanics have figured out the secret of manned flight? This new history of the Wright brothers' monumental accomplishment focuses on their early years of trial and error at Kitty Hawk (1900-1903) and Orville Wright's epic fight with the Smithsonian Institute and Glenn Curtis. William Hazelgrove makes a convincing case that it was Wilbur Wright who designed the first successful airplane, not Orville. He shows that, while Orville's role was important, he generally followed his brother's lead and assisted with the mechanical details to make Wilbur's vision a reality. Combing through original archives and family letters, Hazelgrove reveals the differences in the brothers' personalities and abilities. He examines how the Wright brothers myth was born when Wilbur Wright died early and left his brother to write their history with personal friend John Kelly. The author notes the peculiar inwardness of their family life, business and family problems, bouts of depression, serious illnesses, and yet, rising above it all, was Wilbur's obsessive zeal to test out his flying ideas. When he found Kitty Hawk, this desolate location on North Carolina's Outer Banks became his laboratory. By carefully studying bird flight and the Rubik's Cube of control, Wilbur cracked the secret of aerodynamics and achieved liftoff on December 17, 1903. Hazelgrove's richly researched and well-told tale of the Wright brothers' landmark achievement, illustrated with rare historical photos, captures the excitement of the times at the start of the "American century."

The Dawn of Aviation: The Story of the Wright Brothers

Author: Tamra Orr

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612288421

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly? Have you dreamt of having wings and taking off to soar, glide, and dip with the birds? You are not the only one. Many people have wanted to leave the ground behind and join the clouds and the stars. Two such people were brothers named Orville and Wilbur Wright. These men were alway looking for an idea to explore. Thinking as one, they would put their heads together and figure out how to create something new. They invented a printing press out of scrap. They designed bicycles when they were still a new fad. Finally, they turned their minds towards flight. Through lots of determination and endless experimentation, Orville and Wilbur created The Flyer. For a few glorious seconds, they left gravity behind and took to the skies at Kitty Hawk. It was a moment that changed their lives and the course of the world.

Visions of a Flying Machine

The Wright Brothers and the Process of Invention

Author: Peter L. Jakab

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 158834438X

Category: History

Page: 282

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This acclaimed book on the Wright Brothers takes the reader straight to the heart of their remarkable achievement, focusing on the technology and offering a clear, concise chronicle of precisely what they accomplished and how they did it. This book deals with the process of the invention of the airplane and how the brothers identified and resolved a range of technical puzzles that others had attempted to solve for a century. Step by step, the book details the path of invention (including the important wind tunnel experiments of 1901) which culminated in the momentous flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903, the first major milestone in aviation history. Enhanced by original photos, designs, drawings, notebooks, letters and diaries of the Wright Brothers, Visions of a Flying Machine is a fascinating book that will be of interest to engineers, historians, enthusiasts, or anyone interested in the process of invention.