Dirigible Dreams

Dirigible Dreams

The Age of the Airship

Book - 2014
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Here is the story of airships--manmade flying machines without wings--from their earliest beginnings to the modern era of blimps. In postcards and advertisements, the sleek, silver, cigar-shaped airships, or dirigibles, were the embodiment of futuristic visions of air travel. They immediately captivated the imaginations of people worldwide, but in less than fifty years dirigible became a byword for doomed futurism, an Icarian figure of industrial hubris. Dirigible Dreams looks back on this bygone era, when the future of exploration, commercial travel, and warfare largely involved the prospect of wingless flight.
Publisher: Lebanon, NH : ForeEdge, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781611685602
Branch Call Number: 387.732409 HIAM
Characteristics: 263 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Jan 07, 2015

Great read. Full of interesting stories about blimps.

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