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A brief history of flight : from balloons to Mach 3 and beyond

Author: T A Heppenheimer
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reenacts the events that led to our greatest developments in commercial and military aviation from the Montgolfier brothers early balloons to the jet age.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heppenheimer, T.A., 1947-
Brief history of flight.
New York : Wiley, ©2001
(OCoLC)606622666
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T A Heppenheimer
ISBN: 0471346373 9780471346371
OCLC Number: 43555403
Description: x, 454 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
Beautiful balloms --
Airplanes of the mind --
Problem of control --
Zeppelins --
Red baron --
Exuberance --
Vision of air power --
Lindbergh --
Ships in the sky --
Night and fog --
Donal Douglas and his airliners --
War --
Battle of britain --
Yamamoto flights at sea --
The war is over --
General Curtis LeMay --
Germans invent the jet --
Blue skies --
Howard Hughes --
Jack Northrop --
Church Yeager --
Quiet rocket man --
Clarence "Kelly" Johnson --
Maturity --
Launching the commercial jet age --
Room at the bottom --
King lear --
Voyager --
Keepers of the flame.
Responsibility: T.A. Heppenheimer.
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Presents a narrative history of aviation covering the key milestones, technological breakthroughs, and innovators and entrepreneurs from the dawn of balloon flight in 1783 to innovations that offer a  Read more...

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