WorldCat Identities

Wright, Orville 1871-1948

Overview
Works: 1,139 works in 1,866 publications in 8 languages and 89,874 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  History  Sources  Archives  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor, Photographer, Performer
Classifications: TL540.W7, B
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Most widely held works about Orville Wright
 
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Most widely held works by Orville Wright
The Wright brothers : how they invented the airplane by Russell Freedman( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 3,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives of the Wright brothers and describes how they developed the first airplane
Miracle at Kitty Hawk; the letters of Wilbur and Orville Wright by Wilbur Wright( Book )

12 editions published between 1951 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En samling af breve skrevet af brødrene Wilbur og Orville Wright. Et væsentlig bidrag til at belyse flyvningens historie
The papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright, including the Chanute-Wright letters and other papers of Octave Chanute by Wilbur Wright( Book )

9 editions published between 1953 and 2001 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The published writings of Wilbur and Orville Wright by Wilbur Wright( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and German and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter L. Jakab and Rick Young bring together for the first time nearly seventy of Wilbur and Orville Wright's published writings into a single, annotated reference. Spanning the decades from the brothers' turn-of-the-century experiments with gliders until Orville's death in 1948, the articles describe the design of their aircraft, early test flights, and camp life at Kitty Hawk. Other pieces discuss technical subjects, such as airplane stability and the relationship of weight, speed, and power. As the airplane evolved, the brothers frequently commented on such subjects as the future of commercial aviation and air travel, sport flying, air safety, and military aviation."--Jacket
How we invented the airplane by Orville Wright( Book )

16 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretter om hvorledes brødrene Wright byggede deres flyvemaskine, der blev det første bemandede fly, der fløj ved egen motorkraft
Communications and transportation( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the impact of the inventions of Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford and the Wright Brothers, which established the foundation for today's giant communications and transportation industries
The Wilbur and Orville Wright papers at the Library of Congress( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright whose pioneering work led to the world's first powered, controlled, and sustained flight. Features correspondence, diaries and notebooks, scrapbooks, drawings, printed matter, and other documents, as well as the Wright brothers' collection of glass-plate photographic negatives
The early history of the airplane by Orville Wright( Book )

3 editions published between 1922 and 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wright brothers, Orville (1871-1948) and Wilbur (1867-1912), were two Americans who are generally credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight in 1903. In the two years afterward, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed wing flight possible. The brother's fundamental breakthrough was their invention of "three axis-control," which enabled the pilot to steer the aircraft effectively and to maintain its equilibrium
How we made the first flight by Orville Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the full text of "How We Made the First Flight," written by Orville Wright (1871-1948) and published by the City University of New York (CUNY). Includes photographs and recounts the first flight
Flug by Heinrich Adams( Book )

2 editions published in 1909 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stability of aeroplanes by Orville Wright( Book )

2 editions published between 1914 and 1915 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five years ago : How we made the first flight by Orville Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of early aviation by Wilbur Wright( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reid, Wright and be Happy pan-jazz from Trinidad and Tobago by Ron Reid( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overwinning op vleugels. wilbur en orville wright leerden ons vliegen by Henri Hegener( Book )

2 editions published in 1953 in Undetermined and Dutch and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Brüder Wright; eine Studie über die Entwicklung der Flugmaschine von Lilienthal bis Wright by A Hildebrandt( Book )

1 edition published in 1909 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wright brothers by Fred C Kelly( Book )

5 editions published between 1944 and 1958 in English and German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For other editions, see Author Catalog
Airborne at Kitty Hawk by Michael Harrison( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miracle at Kitty Hawk. The letters of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Edited by Fred C. Kelly. [With plates, including portraits.] by Wilbur Wright( Book )

3 editions published between 1951 and 1959 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Lai-tʻe, O-wei-erh

Lai-tʻe, O-wei-erh 1871-1948

Laite, Aoweier 1871-1948

les frères Wright (famille)

Orvil Rajt

Orvilis Raitas

Orville Wright

Orville Wright amerykański pionier lotnictwa

Orville Wright pioniere statunitense dell'aviazione

Orville Wright US-amerikanischer Flugpionier und Flugzeugbauer

Wright, bracia.

Wright (frères)

Wright les frères

Орвил Рајт

Райт, Орвил

ריט, אוריל 1871-1948

ライト

来特, 奥维尔 1871-1948

Languages
English (242)

German (8)

Hebrew (2)

Dutch (2)

Urdu (1)

Portuguese (1)

Italian (1)

Korean (1)

Covers
Miracle at Kitty Hawk; the letters of Wilbur and Orville WrightThe papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright, including the Chanute-Wright letters and other papers of Octave ChanuteThe published writings of Wilbur and Orville WrightHow we invented the airplaneA history of early aviationThe Bishop's boys : a life of Wilbur and Orville WrightTo conquer the air : the Wright Brothers and the great race for flight