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The history of aeronautics in Great Britain, from the earliest times to the latter half of the nineteenth century,

Author: J E Hodgson
Publisher: London, Oxford University Press, H. Milford, 1924.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hodgson, John Edmund, 1875-
History of aeronautics in Great Britain.
London, Oxford University Press, H. Milford, 1924
(OCoLC)609487099
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J E Hodgson
OCLC Number: 1245468
Description: xxii, 436 pages color frontispiece, illustrations, plates (some color) portraits, facsimiles 29 cm
Contents: Part I. Early ideas on flight, and the invention of the balloón --
Part II. The navigable balloón, and the flying machine. Legend, apocryphal flight, and aomance; Early scientific speculations; Eighteenth-century chemists: the discovery of hydrogen and invention of the balloon; Early aerostatic experiments and attempted ascents; Vincent Lunardi: the first aerial voyager in England; The first English aeronaut, James Sadler, and his sons; Early foreign balloonists in England: Blanchard, Zambeccari, &c.; British aeronauts prior to 1800; The balloon in literature, caricature, and fashion; Ballooning from 1800 to 1850; Charles Green, 1785-1870; The decline of the free balloon, and the development of aeronautical Science; Early attempts to control balloons, and the evolution of the airship; The development of the parachute; The evolution of mechanical flight, with a Note on Kite-Flying.
Responsibility: by J.E. Hodgson, with 150 illustrations from contemporary sources, chronology, bibliography, etc.

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