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How Airports Work

How Airports Work

by Tom CornellLonely Planet Kids Clive Gifford and others
Hardback
Publication Date: 18/09/2018
 

Where does luggage go after check in? What happens in the control tower? How do planes actually fly? This interactive, lift-the-flap book takes you behind-the-scenes to uncover the hidden secrets of the airport--from a peek inside the cockpit to the hustle and bustle of departures.

In this follow-up to How Cities Work, we explore the earliest airports through to today's giant transport hubs and what airports could look like in the future. Packed with amazing facts and illustrations from James Gulliver Hancock, it'll surprise and delight readers young and old, ensuring they never look at air travel in the same way again.

Created in consultation with Tom Cornell, VP Airspace / Airfields, Americas at Landrum & Brown.

Contents include:

  • Airports Through the Ages
  • The Great Get-to-the-Airport Race
  • Find Your Way Round the Airport
  • The Maintenance Hangar
  • In the Terminal
  • Inside an Aircraft
  • The Control Tower Sees All
  • Preparing Planes
  • Ship That Cargo
  • The Incredible Luggage Journey
  • Airports of the Future

About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humor and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place - inspiring children at home and in school.

ISBN:
9781787012936
9781787012936
Category:
Transport (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
18-09-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Lonely Planet Global Limited
Country of origin:
Ireland
Dimensions (mm):
259.08x281.94x17.53mm
Weight:
0.96kg
James Gulliver Hancock

James Gulliver Hancock is a well travelled illustrator known for his playful illustration style. His obsession with drawing everything in the world has seen him work for major projects around the globe, seeing his work appear on everything from billboards, to TV commercials, to ceramics, to books, to board games.

He undertook artist residencies all over Europe and most recently has been living in New York where he has worked for a wide variety of high profile clients and taken to the city with his personal project.

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