Into the Air

Into the Air

An Illustrated Timeline of Flight

By Ryan Ann Hunter; Yan Nascimbene (Illustrator); Pamela Greenwood (Concept by)

National Geographic Society, Hardcover, 9780792251200, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2003

Into the Air traces flight from the era of prehistoric flying creatures to the future of aviation.

About the Author
Ryan Ann Hunter is a pen name for Pamela D. Greenwood and Elizabeth G. Macalaster, who have teamed up to write books about bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, airplanes, robots, the history of flight, and women spies. Their books have garnered several awards, including the Children's Book Sense Pick, the Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, "Parenting" magazine Book of the Year award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Best Book award, and Austin Young Engineer's Award.

Half-French, half-Italian, Yan Nascimbene shared his childhood between these two countries. After working as a photographer's assistant in a Paris fashion studio, Nascimbene studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at the University of California at Davis. Nascimbene's illustrations have appeared in numerous publications worldwide, including Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, the New Yorker, Boston Globe, Toronto Life, Scientific American, Atlantic Monthly, Hemispheres, etc. His commercial clients include Air France, British Airways, Continental Airlines, IBM, Apple, Macy's, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Bank of America, United Way, Estee Lauder, Manpower, and more. Nascimbene also illustrated Houghton'sHachiko by Pamela Turner and The Beautiful Christmas Tree by Charlotte Zolotow