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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.
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The first in-depth look at an influential engineer and aviation pioneer

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Biography
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Short, Simine, 1944-
Locomotive to aeromotive.
Urbana ; Chicago ; Springfield : University of Illinois Press, c2011
(DLC) 2010051966
Named Person: Octave Chanute; Octave Chanute; Octave Chanute
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simine Short
ISBN: 9780252093326 0252093321
OCLC Number: 785781240
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 341 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: Introduction by Tom D. Crouch: Octave Chanute and "The Course of Human Progress" Prologue Book 1 The Formative Years; Book 2 The University of Experience, Starting an Engineering Career; Book 3 Opening The West; Book 4 At the Top; Book 5 Self Realization; Book 6 Preserving Timber, Business Owner and Consulting Engineer; Book 7 From the Locomotive to the Aeromotive; Book 8 Encouraging Progress in Flying Machines Acknowledgments; Endnotes and References; Index
Other Titles: Octave Chanute and the transportation revolution
Responsibility: Simine Short ; foreword by Tom D. Crouch.

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