How Airports Work 1

How Airports Work 1

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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.



Author: Lonely Planet Kids, Tom Cornell, Clive Gifford
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Published: 09/18/2018
Pages: 24
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 2.14lbs
Size: 10.20h x 11.10w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781787012936
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Shelf Awareness 11/20/2018