cover image DK Big Book of Airplanes

DK Big Book of Airplanes

Caroline Bingham, Anne Millard. DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), $14.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7894-6521-4

DK adds to the oversize Big Book series with Airplanes, which details everything from the 1930s yellow and black Gee Bee, known for its high speeds and ""daredevil tactics,"" to today's jumbo jet (aka the Boeing 747), including working aircraft like the agricultural airplane and the ER-2, a ""flying laboratory,"" and even a spy plane, the SR-71A. Cutaway views show cockpits and front, rear and side views. ( Feb.)