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Airplanes : the life story of a technology

Author: Jeremy R Kinney; National Air and Space Museum.
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
Series: Greenwood technographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The invention of the aeroplane redefined the way in which people travel, conduct commerce, spend their leisure time, and wage war. This volume shows how the solutions to the riddles have helped spur  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kinney, Jeremy R.
Airplanes.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
(OCoLC)623448980
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy R Kinney; National Air and Space Museum.
ISBN: 0313331502 9780313331503
OCLC Number: 65207074
Description: xxiii, 160 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Origins of Powered Flight --
The First War in the Air, 1914-1918 --
The Aeronautical Revolution, 1918-1938 --
World War II in the Air, 1939-1945 --
The Second Aeronautical Revolution, 1930-1960 --
The Jet Airplane as a Military Weapon, 1945-Present --
The Commercial Airplane, 1945-Present --
General Aviation, 1920-Present --
Conclusion: Higher, Ever Higher.
Series Title: Greenwood technographies.
Responsibility: Jeremy R. Kinney, in association with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC.
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