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Wild about flying! : dreamers, doers and daredevils

Author: David Marshall; Bruce Harris
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House New Zealand, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of flight, from the late 1800s, when men like Otto Lilienthal were hurling themselves off cliff-tops strapped into flimsy gliders, to the modern day, with John Glenn circling the earth in the Space Shuttle at age 77.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Pictorial works
Popular works
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Marshall; Bruce Harris
ISBN: 1869415965 9781869415969
OCLC Number: 55594527
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 232 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 24 x 31 cm.
Contents: Otto Lilienthal --
Lawrence Hargreave --
Octave Chanute --
Clement Ader --
Percy Sinclair Pilcher --
Samuel Langley --
The Wright Brothers --
Alberto Santos-Dumont --
Claudius Dornier --
Igor Sikorsky --
Francesco de Pinedo --
John Knudsen Northrop --
Sir Alan Cobham --
Hubert Wilkins --
R.J. Mitchell --
Harold Gatty --
Charles Ulm --
Howards Robard Hughes. The Voisin brothers, Levavasseur and Farman --
Richard William Pearse --
Anthony Fokker --
Ross and Keith Smith --
Wrigley and Murphy --
Goble and McIntyre --
Coutinho and Cabral --
Clairmont L. Egtvedt --
Arthur Raymond --
Wilhelm Emil Messerschmitt --
Hudson Fysh --
Marcel Dassault --
Edgar Percival --
Roy Chadwick --
P.G. Taylor --
Kelly Johnson and the Skunk Works --
André Turcat. Glenn Cutriss --
Louis Blériot --
Adolphe Pégoud --
Harry Hawker --
Parer and McIntosh --
Bert Hinkler --
Lawrence Burst Sperry --
Charles Lindbergh --
Charles Kingsford Smith --
Hermann Koehl --
Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli --
Dieudonné Costes and Maurice Bellonte --
Chubbie Miller --
Amerial Earhart --
Sir Francis Chichester --
Jean Gardner Batten --
Nancy Bird-Walton --
Jacqueline Cochran --
Clyde Denton --
Sidney Cotton --
John Cunningham --
John Herschel Glenn.
Responsibility: David Marshall & Bruce Harris.

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Tells the story of flight, from the late 1800s, when men like Otto Lilienthal were hurling themselves off cliff-tops strapped into flimsy gliders, to the modern day, with John Glenn circling the earth in the Space Shuttle at age 77.

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