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Airlines of the Jet Age : a history

Author: R E G Davies
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press ; Lanham, Md. : In cooperation with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2011.
Series: Smithsonian contribution to knowledge.
Edition/Format:   Book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R E G Davies
ISBN: 9780978846084 0978846087
OCLC Number: 650219831
Notes: A Smithsonian contribution to knowledge
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2012.
Winner of Library Journal Best Reference Source Award 2011.
Description: xvi, 461 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Piston-engine prelude --
The first jet age --
The second jet age --
Airline deregulation --
Transformation in Europe --
Rise of Asia and the Pacific Rim --
The Commonwealth adjusts --
A continent made for air transport --
Africa --
Transitions --
Appendix 1. Selected aircraft specifications --
Appendix 2. Notable events and facts --
Appendix 3. Monetary conversion from 1940-2010 --
Appendix 4. The five freedoms of the air --
Appendix 5. The world's largest airlines.
Series Title: Smithsonian contribution to knowledge.
Responsibility: R.E.G. Davies.

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In this comprehensive reference, the retired curator of air transport at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum describes the jet age as a series of stages beginning in 1952. He also discusses Read more...

 
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