The Age of the AirshipBook - 2014
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, 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: 387.732409 HIAM
Characteristics: 263 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm