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Birdmen, batmen, and skyflyers : wingsuits and the pioneers who flew in them, fell in them and perfected them

Author: Michael Abrams
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A history of personal flight pays tribute to the eccentric, inventive, obsessed, and creative individuals who used feathers, wood, whalebone, leather, canvas, and many other materials in an attempt to achieve winged flight.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Abrams
ISBN: 1400054915 9781400054916
OCLC Number: 62324658
Description: ix, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Appendix: "Darius Green and his flying machine" / John T. Trowbridge --
"A ballad of the Friar of Tungland" / William Dunbar --
Untitled elegy on the death of Clem Sohn / translated by Burkhard Bilger.
Responsibility: Michael Abrams.
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A history of personal flight pays tribute to the eccentric, inventive, obsessed, and creative individuals who used feathers, wood, whalebone, leather, canvas, and many other materials in an attempt to achieve winged flight.

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