How Airports Work

1st Edition Sep 2018

This title is called How Airports Work 1 (North & South America edition) in North & South America and you can buy it here. Both editions contain the same great content.

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
Book Details
ISBN: 9781787012929
Curator: Lonely Planet Kids
Writers: Clive Gifford
24 pages, 24pp color, 0 maps | Dimensions: 282mm × 259mm
Next edition due: Sep 2022

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