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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 build a flying saucer
  • which brave bird-men flew on feather wings
  • how the zeppelin Hindenburg burned to a crisp in just 34 seconds
  • why brave pilots flew faster than sound. Boom!
  • which perilous plane was made of 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

Publisher

Scholastic

Date published

May 4th, 2009

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  • 160 pages
Condition

New

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Author/Illustrator

Nick Arnold

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Tony De Saulles

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  1. Pearl 113298

    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!