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Locomotive to aeromotive : Octave Chanute and the transportation revolution

Author: Simine Short
Publisher: Urbana ; Chicago ; Springfield : University of Illinois Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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French-born and self-trained civil engineer Octave Chanute designed America's two largest stockyards, created innovative and influential structures such as the Kansas City Bridge over the previously 'unbridgeable' Missouri River, and was a passionate aviation pioneer whose collaborative approach to aeronautical engineering problems encouraged other experimenters, including the Wright brothers.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Octave Chanute; Octave Chanute; Octave Chanute; Octave Chanute
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simine Short
ISBN: 9780252036316 025203631X
OCLC Number: 697974190
Description: xviii, 341 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The formative years --
The university of experience --
Opening the west --
At the top --
Self realization --
A new industry --
From the locomotive to the aeromotive --
Encouraging progress in flying machines.
Other Titles: Octave Chanute and the transportation revolution
Responsibility: Simine Short ; foreword by Tom D. Crouch.
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