The Shoulders of Giants
A History of Human Flight to 1919Book - 1995
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.
Branch Call Number: 629.1309 S428
Characteristics: xiv, 337 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
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