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Absolutely wonderful introduction to Aerospace Engineering, regardless that it does not include all that much information about spacecraft. I will be taking it with me into college and use it as a base for my career.
A lot of typos in the book. No spelling check for it. They translate "units" into "unities" for example. The index is quite messy and some important topics are not included in it such as ISA, the book dedicates a couple of pages to this topic but no reference in the index
This is an excellent introductory text, and with the Creative Commons licensing it is very helpful for my students. The book covers all of the basic topics with clear text and solid illustrations. The prime focus of the book is actually aeronautical engineering rather than aerospace engineering but it does cover a segment of aerospace topics. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants the fundamentals of aircraft in a clear and concise text without extensive math, although this book does have mathematical examples in some applicable chapters, ranging from basic algebra to basic calculus. It covers a wide area of aeronautical topics from basic design, structure, and propulsion of aircraft through air navigation and airport and air transportation systems. It also provides a hefty dose of pure aerodynamics. The good thing is that you can preview the entire book on the author's website, found on the back cover of the book, and determine if this is the right book for you as an individual reader or as an aeronautical instructor.