It doesn’t look at all like a bird, does it?
That’s the first hint that Wilbur and Orville Wright didn’t just copy Mother Nature: they were engineers. In this book, we’ll look over their shoulders as they figure out how to make a machine that can fly. The only problem with this plan is that you already know how the story ends: the two brothers do create a flying machine. But keep in mind they didn’t know how the story would end. Success was never certain.