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Crouch, Tom D.

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Works: 61 works in 123 publications in 1 language and 9,921 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: TL540.W7, B
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The Bishop's boys : a life of Wilbur and Orville Wright by Tom D Crouch ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of how the two inventors were guided by their father, the years leading to the triumph of practical flight, and the death of Orville in 1948
Wings : a history of aviation from kites to the space age by Tom D Crouch ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"These pioneers were scientists, soldiers, or daredevils, whose names will echo down through the centuries. There are those, from Sir George Cayley to Wilbur and Orville Wright, who launched the air age. Aviators like Louis Bleriot, Charles Lindbergh, and Amelia Earhart bridged oceans to link nations and continents. Military pilots, from Manfred von Richthofen and Eddie Rickenbacker to Chuck Yeager and John Glenn, emerged as great national heroes. Brilliant scientists and engineers laid the foundation for revolutionary change: Prandtl, Rohrback, von Ohain, Whittle, Stack, Karman
The Wright brothers and the invention of the aerial age by Tom D Crouch ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the hundredth anniversary of the Wright Brothers' history-making flight at Kitty Hawk, world attention is once again turning to these intrepid American inventors. Written by two of the world's leading experts on the Wrights, The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age will provide a definitive, richly illustrated look at the lives of the brothers and their world-changing invention. Wilbur and Orville were two eccentric owners of a bicycle shop in the heartland. but it was invention, engineering, and the new possibilities of manned flight that obsessed them. In just three years, they went from designing and flying a glider and creating a test wind tunnel to Wilbur's history-making moments in December 1903 above the dunes at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In moving prose, Crouch and Jakab explain the Wrights' achievements and the moments of their great successes, and they paint a masterful personal portrait of the two sometimes erratic, genius personalities (never married, the brothers lived together all their lives), and, most important, the world of pioneering aviation in which they operated. Poignant archival photographs throughout the book capture that world, where ox carts and airplanes co-existed and where two determined presidents and kings celebrated brothers from Dayton. But the most poignant of all the images remains that of an airplane, almost kite-like in its simplicity, struggling skyward from the dunes at Kitty Hawk. Annotation. Written by two of the world's leading experts on the Wrights, this volume provides a definitive, richly illustrated look at the lives of the brothers and their world-changing invention. 110 photos.984
A dream of wings : Americans and the airplane, 1875-1905 by Tom D Crouch ( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aiming for the stars : the dreamers and doers of the space age by Tom D Crouch ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Aiming for the Stars explores the motivations, goals, trials, and triumphs of the people who pioneered "the fearful void" of space. Tracing the idea of space exploration to the sixteenth century, Tom D. Crouch describes its emergence from the pages of science fiction into the laboratories of early twentieth-century American, Russian, and German rocketeers. He charts the parallel careers of Wernher von Braun, who masterminded Nazi rocket development and later became a key figure in the U.S. space program, and Sergei Korolev, an engineer whose successful launches became the foundation of Soviet Cold War policy. Explaining the goals and missions of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, the book also describes the 1986 Challenger disaster, the spacefaring adventures of astronaut Shannon Lucid, and the fortunes of the Mir space station in the wake of glasnost."--BOOK JACKET
The dream is alive by Barbara Embury ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the experiences of those who ride in the NASA space shuttle, including the sensation of weightlessness, the ways they eat and bathe, and the special exercises performed in space
First flight : the Wright Brothers and the invention of the airplane by Tom D Crouch ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The eagle aloft : two centuries of the balloon in America by Tom D Crouch ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles A. Lindbergh : an American life ( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lighter than air : an illustrated history of balloons and airships by Tom D Crouch ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at the history of balloons and airships, from Archimedes' discovery of the principle of buoyancy to the present day
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration by Tom D Crouch ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys the history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and describes its structure, current functions, and influence on our society
Apollo : ten years since Tranquillity Base ( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blériot XI, the story of a classic aircraft by Tom D Crouch ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Det første fly, der - den 25. juli 1909 - fløj over den Engelske Kanal
Octave Chanute by Tom D Crouch ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rocketeers and gentlemen engineers : a history of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics-- and what came before by Tom D Crouch ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Military ballooning during the early Civil War by Frederick Stansbury Haydon ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the creation of the United States Balloon Corps during the Civil War, covering details such as fabric used to manufacture the balloons and the operation of mobile gas generators designed to inflate balloons, and discussing larger questions about technological change within a military bureaucracy. Includes b&w historical photos and illustrations
The giant leap; a chronology of Ohio aerospace events and personalities, 1815-1969 by Tom D Crouch ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bishop's boys : a life of the Wright brothers by Tom D Crouch ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heaven and earth: Lindbergh's journey ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the United States, the 1920s were characterized by a powerful tension that pitted the entrenched forces of tradition against the dynamic energy of modernity. This film seeks to understand that conflict through the story of celebrated aviator Charles Lindbergh. Belonging in spirit to a rapidly disappearing small-town America yet a strong believer in progress, Lucky Lindy captured the imagination of the country as he helped to move the world into a new era
 
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