McCurdy and the Silver Dart (New Edition)

Les Harding

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ISBN: 9781927492772

McCurdy and the Silver Dart (New Edition)

  Author:   Les Harding  
  Artist :   Patsy MacAulay-MacKinnon    
  Publisher:  Cape Breton University Press

McCurdy and the Silver Dart recounts the thrilling story of J. A. McCurdy, Canada’s aviation pioneer. Born in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Douglas McCurdy had a unique childhood during which he assisted world-famous scientist and inventor, Alexander Graham Bell in fascinating and frequently dangerous experiments conducted with kites and airplanes. He was the first person to fly an airplane in the British Empire. Later he became a barnstormer and daredevil pilot, taking part in some of the earliest air races. He was the first person to fly out of sight of land and the first pilot to receive a wireless message while airborne.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781927492772
Item CB0113
PublisherCape Breton University Press
PublisherCape Breton University Press
Published on May 15 2014
Language eng
Pages 96
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 5(in)
Shipping weight92(g)
LES HARDING is a freelance writer living in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He is the author of many books including young adult books about pioneers: The Voyage of Lesser Men: Thumbnail Sketches in Canadian Exploration and The Journeys of Remarkable Women: Their Travels on the Canadian Frontier.