Blue Sky Metropolis The Aerospace Century in Southern California

ISBN-10: 0873282493

ISBN-13: 9780873282499

Edition: 2012

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Description: Why did Southern California become the aerospace capital of the world? What were the consequences of this development for the region, for the nation, and for aerospace itself? Featuring essays by a multidisciplinary group of leading scholars and writers, this volume investigates the intersection of aerospace and Southern California through the lenses of anthropology, history of science and technology, labor, business, ethnicity and gender, architecture, and the environment.

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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/4/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 290
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Photoessay: An Album of Early Southern California Aviation
The Human Element
Lost in Aerospace
Cold Warrior's Daughter
The Work
Robert E. Gross and the Rise of Lockheed: The Creative Tension between Engineering and Finance
Los Angeles Aircraft Workers and the Consolidation of Cold War Politics
The Vanishing Act: Stealth Airplanes and Cold War Southern California
Culture
Spaces for the Space Age: William Pereira's Aerospace Modernism
Aerospace and Hollywood: How Computer Animation Went from Space to Cineplex
From L5 to X Prize: California's Alternative Space Movement
Communities
Engineering a New Space: Chinese American Scientists and Engineers in Aerospace in Southern California
The Air Force and the Chumash: The "Curse of Slick-6"
Geography
Aerospace in the Rest of California: The View from Silicon Valley
Blueprinting the Regional City: The Urban and Environmental Legacies of the Air Industry in Southern California
Afterword
Selected Bibliography on Southern California Aerospace
Contributors
Index
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