The Resource Like sex with gods : an unorthodox history of flying, Bayla Singer, (electronic resource/)

Like sex with gods : an unorthodox history of flying, Bayla Singer, (electronic resource/)

Label
Like sex with gods : an unorthodox history of flying
Title
Like sex with gods
Title remainder
an unorthodox history of flying
Statement of responsibility
Bayla Singer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation In Like Sex with Gods: An Unorthodox History of Flying, Bayla Singer offers a unique approach to humanitys fascination with flight. Rather than merely tracing the factual prehistory of flight up to the success of the Wright Brothers, Bayla Singer considers the interaction and influence of our dreams, fantasies, culture, and technology on the age-old quest to fly. Filled with compelling stories and detailed illustrations, this book provides absorbing reading for aviation experts, those fascinated with the intimate relationship between technology and culture, and all of us who have even a passing interest in flying.--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Member of
Dewey number
629.13/009
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL516
LC item number
.S56 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Centennial of flight series
Series volume
no. 3
Label
Like sex with gods : an unorthodox history of flying, Bayla Singer, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=102416
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-213) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dreams and mythology. Deities aloft. Artificial wings and the imitation of god. Travel to extraordinary kingdoms -- Theory and practice. Exuberant speculations. Human-powered flight : ornithopters. Gliders, parachutes, and kites. Balloons and dirigibles : sustained flight. The dream continues
Control code
ocm53978641
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Like sex with gods : an unorthodox history of flying, Bayla Singer, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=102416
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-213) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dreams and mythology. Deities aloft. Artificial wings and the imitation of god. Travel to extraordinary kingdoms -- Theory and practice. Exuberant speculations. Human-powered flight : ornithopters. Gliders, parachutes, and kites. Balloons and dirigibles : sustained flight. The dream continues
Control code
ocm53978641
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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