Horrible Science: The Fight for Flight

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!

Recent reviews

  • 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!

    6 March 2013

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  • Nick arnold best 537877

    Nick Arnold

    Nick Arnold has been writing for Scholastic for ten years, clocking up over 20 titles in the HORRIBLE SCIENCE series. Nick lives in Devon.

    Awards

    Nick Arnold has won three Aventis Science Prizes for the Horrible Science series, for Blood, Bones and Body Bits, Ugly Bugs and Really Rotten Experiments, and won the 2013 Best Book with Facts at the Blue Peter Book Awards.

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    Tony De Saulles

    Tony De Saulles trained in graphic design, but since illustrating the Horrible Science series, has been concentrating on his illustrative style. Tony lives in Cheltenham.

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