WorldCat Identities

Baker, David 1944-

Overview
Works: 112 works in 272 publications in 1 language and 20,230 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Chronologies  Popular works  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: UG1242.F5, 387.809
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Most widely held works by David Baker
The history of manned space flight by David Baker( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of man's travel beyond earth's atmosphere, beginning with the flights of Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard in 1961 and including Skylab and the Space Shuttle
The rocket : the history and development of rocket & missile technology by David Baker( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight and flying : a chronology by David Baker( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight and Flying: A Chronology is a unique historical reference to the history of aviation through the present day. Beginning with the earliest documented indications of humankind's attempt to take to the skies with crude parachute-like devices, Baker examines in depth the efforts of 18th- and 19th-century European balloonists to achieve controlled flight. He also traces the genesis of powered flight leading to the Wright brothers' historic success at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, and surveys aviation through to the Persian Gulf War. Baker's chronology covers every significant event in the history of aviation, including the achievements of individual fliers and inventors, technological innovations (both successes and failures), the development of commercial airlines, and the creation of military air forces. In addition, Baker gives specifications for virtually every important aircraft ever designed or built, including the Boeing 747, the Mitsubishi A6M Reisen (Zero), the P-38, the L-1011, the Constellation, the B-52, the supersonic Concorde, Zeppelins and other airships, the F-4 Phantom, the Mirage, Soviet MiGs, and hundreds of other craft. Richly illustrated with more than 150 photographs depicting a whole range of aircraft discussed in the text, Flight and Flying: A Chronology is an indispensable record for aviation historians, enthusiasts, and pilots alike
The shape of wars to come by David Baker( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spaceflight and rocketry : a chronology by David Baker( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rumfartens og raketteknikkens historie og udvikling beskrevet i en kronologisk oversigt
Scientific American inventions from outer space : everyday uses for NASA technology by David Baker( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents descriptions and illustrations of products and inventions that have been made possible by the use of NASA technology
Navy strike planes by David Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the development and special features of the Navy strike plane, flown exclusively from aircraft carriers, and its uses in battle
Ground attack planes by David Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes different types of military ground attack planes and their uses at various times in history
Future fighters by David Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the categories, functions, and individual types of military fighter planes of the past, present, and future
Bombers by David Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the design of various types of bombers, their uses in combat, and their role in the future
Airlift by David Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of cargo planes and describes their uses in peace and wartime missions
Anti-submarine warfare by David Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the goals, techniques, and specific types of planes involved in antisubmarine warfare waged from the air
Spy planes by David Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of surveillance from the sky and describes the development of different types of reconnaissance aircraft and their uses since World War II
Living in space by David Baker( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the day to day activities of astronauts when they are in space
Helicopters by David Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses helicopter designs, how helicopters fly, and their many military uses
Land-based fighters by David Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history and design of land-based fighter planes, their uses in combat, and the training necessary to fly them
Airborne early warning by David Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how radar and other air surveillance techniques, such as airborne warning and control devices, are used to watch the skies to determine what the enemy is doing
The Larousse guide to astronomy by David Baker( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concerned with ... a brief summary of the universe-its content, make-up and evolution."--Intro. Chapter headings: Telescopes, Stars, Constellations, Planets, Comets and Meteorites, Galaxies, Development of celestial observation. Indexed
Navy fighters by David Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history and design of different types of Navy fighters and their uses in combat
Department of Defense and State Department by David Baker( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines both departments including all areas within them
 
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Flight and flying : a chronology
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Spaceflight and rocketry : a chronologyScientific American inventions from outer space : everyday uses for NASA technologyLiving in spaceDepartment of Defense and State Department