Airplanes The Life Story of a Technology

ISBN-10: 0801890691

ISBN-13: 9780801890697

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jeremy R. Kinney
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Description: The airplane has redefined the way in which people travel, conduct commerce, spend their leisure time, and wage war. From the Wright brothers' wood-and-fabric Flyer to the modern jet aircraft, the airplane has evolved in countless ways as its many uses have unfolded. The development of safe and efficient air travel required solving multiple engineering riddles about aerodynamics, control, propulsion, and structures. Airplanes shows how the solutions to these riddles have helped spur dramatic changes in the world's social and cultural life.

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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Jeremy R. Kinney is curator in the Aeronautics Division at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. He has served as the Centennial of Flight lecturer at the University of Maryland.

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