The Shoulders of Giants

The Shoulders of Giants

A History of Human Flight to 1919

Book - 1995
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This lively history of humanity's quest for flight begins at the very beginning, covering scientific principles that paved the way for flight, such as Archimedes' water screw and the angled blades that powered windmills, through the development of hot air balloons and gliders, to the Wright brothers and other pioneer aviators. Includes b&w photos and diagrams. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, c1995.
ISBN: 9780201627220
0201627221
Branch Call Number: 629.1309 S428
Characteristics: xiv, 337 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

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