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Locomotive to aeromotive : Octave Chanute and the transportation revolution

Author: Simine Short
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on a rich trove of archival material and exclusive family sources, this is a detailed examination of Chanute's life and his immeasurable contributions to the fields of engineering and transportation, from the ground transportation revolution of the mid-19th century to the early days of aviation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Named Person: Octave Chanute; Octave Chanute
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simine Short
ISBN: 9780252093326 0252093321
OCLC Number: 1004346423
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2011.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Foreword: Octave Chanute and “The Course of Human Progress� Tom D. Crouch""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1. The Formative Years""; ""2. The University of Experience""; ""3. Opening the West""; ""4. At the Top""; ""5. Self Realization""; ""6. A New Industry""; ""7. From the Locomotive to the Aeromotive ""; ""8. Encouraging Progress in Flying Machines""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Index""; ""back cover""
Responsibility: Simine Short.

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Drawing on a rich trove of archival material and exclusive family sources, this is a detailed examination of Chanute's life and his immeasurable contributions to the fields of engineering and transportation, from the ground transportation revolution of the mid-19th century to the early days of aviation.

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