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Jakab, Peter L.

Overview
Works: 7 works in 27 publications in 3 languages and 2,295 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Archives 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: TL540.W7, B
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Most widely held works by Peter L Jakab
The Wright brothers and the invention of the aerial age by Tom D Crouch ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,066 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
Visions of a flying machine : the Wright brothers and the process of invention by Peter L Jakab ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains how the Wright Brothers identified and resolved each technical obstacle to the construction of a flying machine and why they succeeded where so many had failed
The published writings of Wilbur and Orville Wright by Wilbur Wright ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 457 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."--BOOK JACKET
The Wright brothers and the world's first airplane : an investigation of technical creativity and the inventive process by Peter L Jakab ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Wright Brothers and the process of invention by Peter L Jakab ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I fratelli Wright : la conquista dell'aria by Tom D Crouch ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 4 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, [this book] will provide a 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. Crouch and Jakab explain the Wrights' achievements and the moments of their great successes, and they paint a 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. Archival photographs,110 in all, capture that world, where ox carts and airplanes co-existed"--From publisher's description
Les freĢ€res Wright ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.00 for The Wright ... to 1.00 for The Wright ...)
Languages
English (24)
Italian (2)
French (1)
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