Sky High!

A Soaring History of Aviation



ISBN: 9780500653418 Category:

Jacek Ambrozewski


The first book on aviation history of its kind, covering everything that flies in one spectacular comic album about our conquest of the skies.

Sky High! introduces you to a whole ensemble of scientists, inventors and builders: those from the distant past, such as Leonardo da Vinci and the Montgolfier brothers; those closer to our time, such as the Wright brothers or Otto Lilienthal; and current innovators, who have new, amazing ideas. You will take a look at how brilliant inventions and iconic machines were created, and learn about the breakthrough moments in the development of aviation.

You will also meet brave aviators, daring aerial circus performers and test pilots. You will see how a jet engine works, how aircraft carrier staff work and how it feels to travel in an airship. You will see the cockpit of a fighter jet and the Jumbo Jet’s cargo hold up close, and you will also see if it is possible to build an airplane in… a garage.

In an accessible and funny form, you will learn the answers to the most important questions: how do planes not fall from the sky? How does a radar or parachute work? Are wings or rotors better?

The fascinating history of aviation is a story of countless ups and downs, which proves that even the wildest dream can become a reality. It’s time to fasten your seatbelts. Get ready for take-off!

Additional information

Weight 1246 g
Dimensions 28 x 37.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 19 January 2024
Number of pages 112
Format Hardback
Dimensions 28 x 37.6 cm
Weight 1246 g


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Jacek Ambrozewski is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and now works as an illustrator and graphic designer. His work has received many awards, including for his books Travellers (as co-creator) and Andrzej Fedorowicz's Great Expeditions by Poles.