Smithsonian Book Looks Back at Aviation History

The Smithsonian Institution's recent release of Aircraft: The Definitive Visual History provides a stunning look back at the aircraft models that have written the history of aviation throughout the years.

Covering everything from hot air balloons to the fastest fighters of the day, Aircraft explores the anatomy of the world's most revered aircraft through a plethora of photos and detail shots. Featuring several hundred different civilian and military aircraft, the book provides "visual tours" of the models that defined each decade, providing readers with an intricate look at what makes them unique.

The photos presented in the book are exquisite, and combined with the written history contained inside the pages, results in a product that is sure to delight aviation enthusiasts young and old alike. The hardcover book is available for $27.29.

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