New York: Theia, 2003. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 6 inches by 8.5 inches. ix, , 369,  pages. Illustrations. Origins and Acknowledgments. Notes. What Santo-Dumont Wrote. What Santos-Dumont Read. What Santos-Dumont Made. Index. Paul Hoffman is the president and CEO of the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey. Hoffman, who holds a B.A. degree summa cum laude from Harvard, is the winner of the first National Magazine Award for Feature Writing. He is also a prominent author, science educator, and host of the PBS television series Great Minds of Science. He was president and editor in chief of Discover, in a ten-year tenure with that magazine, and served as president and publisher of Encyclopædia Britannica before returning full-time to writing. Author of at least ten books, he has appeared on CBS This Morning and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer as a correspondent. He also designed the treasure map in the 1984 film, Romancing the Stone.
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London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1998. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. 448 pages. Illustrations (color). Format is 5 inches by 7.5. inches. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Tony Holmes has written three volumes in the Jane's Recognition series, covering Military Aircraft, Fighters of World War 2 and Vintage Aircraft. An Australian based in England, he has been employed as an aviation author/editor since 1989. Tony Holmes has written 42 books and edited more than 200, almost all relating to aviation. This work covers World War I aircraft, Inter-War Aircraft, World War II Aircraft, Postwar Aircraft and Helicopters. In addition to a color picture, there is a text description and information on dimensions, weight, and performance. There may also be information on the date of the first flight and variants.
Menlo Park, CA: Atta Co., 1991. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Ephemera. 34 pages plus envelope. Illustrations. Envelop has been opened with minor scuffing/tear. Sticker residue on back of envelop. Copyright is held by Jason Hommel, son of Dennis Hommel. Based upon a review posted on-line: While there are indeed 16 paper airplanes in the kit, there are only 4 designs, so you are in fact building the same planes 4 times. Very little background is given on Leonardo, and most of that is on the envelope that holds the sheets of paper. Of the 34 pages in this, 32 pages are the sheets of paper for the paper airplanes. The other two pages are both sides of a single sheet and contains some assembly instructions (including for a mobile). The paper for the paper airplanes is top quality and the design of them really make them look like they could have been torn out of da Vinci's notebooks. The 4 designs are decent and fly very well, and the instructions are complete and very well done.
Columbus, OH: American Education Press, 1934. 32, wraps, pamphlet illus. with photographs and drawings in black and white, covers somewhat loose/soiled, pencil note on fr cover page discoloration at edges. Copyright by The Educational Printing House, Inc., Unit Study Books. The author was associated with the Horace Mann School of New York City. Presumably used as part of school instruction. Page 32 has information on trips, experiments, and other activities.
Columbus, OH: American Education Press, 1934. 36, wraps, illus. with photographs and drawings in black and white, tear at bottom of pp. 11-14, covers somewhat worn and soiled name blacked out on front cover. Copyright by The Educational Printing House, Inc., Unit Study Books. The author was associated with the Horace Mann School of New York City. Presumably used as part of school instruction. Page 32 has information on trips, experiments, and other activities.