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Innovation and the development of flight

Author: Roger D Launius
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Emphasizes the broader role of the airplane and the technological system relating the subject to larger issues of society, politics, and culture.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Innovation and the development of flight.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)606344184
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger D Launius
ISBN: 0585371946 9780585371948 0890968764 9780890968765
OCLC Number: 40143032
Description: x, 335 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Patterns of innovation in aeronautical technology / Roger D. Launius --
The Langley and Wright aero accidents : two responses to early aeronautical innovation and government patronage / Norriss S. Hetherington --
Innovation in America's aviation support infrastructure : the evolving relationship between airports, cities, and industry / Janet R. Daly Bednarek --
The search for an instrument landing system, 1918-48 / William M. Leary --
Higher, faster, and farther : fueling the aeronautical revolution, 1919-45 / Stephen L. McFarland --
Engineering successful innovation : Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, 1925-40 / Bayla Singer --
Three-miles-a-minute : the National Advisory Committee for aeronautics and the development of the modern airliner / Deborah G. Douglas --
An airplane for everyman : the Department of Commerce and the light airplane industry, 1933-37 / Tom D. Crouch --
Paths for flight : innovation and the origin of radar / Louis Brown --
Rocket aircraft and the "turbojet revolution" : the Luftwaffe's quest for high-speed flight, 1935-39 / Michael J. Neufeld --
Revolutionary innovation and the invisible infrastructure : making Royal Air Force bomber command efficient, 1939-45 / Robin Higham --
Riding England's coattails : the U.S. Army Air Forces and the turbojet revolution / James O. Young --
Command innovation : lessons from the National Aerospace Plane program / Larry Schweikart.
Responsibility: edited by Roger D. Launius.

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