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Airplane How Ideas Gave Us Wings

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ISBN-10: 0061259209

ISBN-13: 9780061259203

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jay Spenser

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Jay Spenser has spent a lifetime studying aviation as a museum curator at the National Air and Space Museum and the Museum of Flight, and as an aerospace industry writer. He is the co-author of 747 and lives in Seattle, Washington.

Introduction
Conception: The Thinker and the Dreamer
Birth: Wilbur, Orville, and the World
Configuration: Shapes and Ideas
Fuselage: Of Drums and Dragonflies
Wings, Part I: From Box Kites to Bridges
Wings, Part II: Cloud-Cutting Cantilevers
Empennage: Whale Flukes and Arrow Feathers
Flight Controls: The Chariot's Reins
Flight Deck: Cockpits for Aerial Ships
Aero Propulsion: Prometheus Is Pushing
Landing Gear: Shoes, Canoes, and Carriage Wheels
Passenger Cabin: Voyaging Aloft
Systems Integration: Making Flying Safer
Today's State Of The Art: The Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Postscript Tomorrow's Wings: Future Air Travel Technologies
Notes
Acknowledgments
Photo Credits
Index