How Airports Work

Suggested age 6 +


Author: Lonely Planet Kids
ISBN: 9781787012929
Date Published: 14 Sep 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.

Dimensions26.5 × 1.5 × 28.9 cm

Lonely Planet Kids


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