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The Resource Taking flight : inventing the aerial age from antiquity through the First World War, Richard P. Hallion

Taking flight : inventing the aerial age from antiquity through the First World War, Richard P. Hallion

Label
Taking flight : inventing the aerial age from antiquity through the First World War
Title
Taking flight
Title remainder
inventing the aerial age from antiquity through the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Richard P. Hallion
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
629.13/009
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL515
LC item number
.H22 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Taking flight : inventing the aerial age from antiquity through the First World War, Richard P. Hallion
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-504) and index
Contents
Pt.1: Preparing the way: From antiquity to the enlightenment. Of dreams and desires. Conflicting ideas and societies -- Pt.2: Ethereal flight: Inventing the balloon and airship, 1782-1900. The astonishing year. Exploiting the balloon. The quest for steerable flight -- Pt.3: Winged flight: Early conceptions of the airplane, 1792-1903. Sir George Cayley and the birth of aeronautics. The frustrated hopes of French aeronautics. Anglo-American school of power and lift -- Pt.4: The airmen triumphant: Lilienthal, Chanute, and the Wrights, 1891-1905. The Lilienthal legacy. Enter the Wrights. "They done it, they done it, damned if they ain't flew!" -- Prt.5: Europe resurgent, 1905-1909. "L'affaire Wright". "The flying industry is already born". "The age of flight is the age we live in." -- Pt.6: Expansion, incorporation, maturation: Beginning the aerial age, 1910-1914. Global expansion. The loss of innocence. Triumphs of speed and distance -- Pt.7: Tennyson fulfilled: Putting prophecy into practice, 1914 and afterwards. Into the whirlwind. Grappling in the central blue. Reflections on the beginning of the aerial age. Afterword: Technology of light or technology of darkness? : Considering flight after 9/11/01
Control code
ocm50479274
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxi, 531 p.
Isbn
9780195160352
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002030821
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Taking flight : inventing the aerial age from antiquity through the First World War, Richard P. Hallion
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-504) and index
Contents
Pt.1: Preparing the way: From antiquity to the enlightenment. Of dreams and desires. Conflicting ideas and societies -- Pt.2: Ethereal flight: Inventing the balloon and airship, 1782-1900. The astonishing year. Exploiting the balloon. The quest for steerable flight -- Pt.3: Winged flight: Early conceptions of the airplane, 1792-1903. Sir George Cayley and the birth of aeronautics. The frustrated hopes of French aeronautics. Anglo-American school of power and lift -- Pt.4: The airmen triumphant: Lilienthal, Chanute, and the Wrights, 1891-1905. The Lilienthal legacy. Enter the Wrights. "They done it, they done it, damned if they ain't flew!" -- Prt.5: Europe resurgent, 1905-1909. "L'affaire Wright". "The flying industry is already born". "The age of flight is the age we live in." -- Pt.6: Expansion, incorporation, maturation: Beginning the aerial age, 1910-1914. Global expansion. The loss of innocence. Triumphs of speed and distance -- Pt.7: Tennyson fulfilled: Putting prophecy into practice, 1914 and afterwards. Into the whirlwind. Grappling in the central blue. Reflections on the beginning of the aerial age. Afterword: Technology of light or technology of darkness? : Considering flight after 9/11/01
Control code
ocm50479274
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxi, 531 p.
Isbn
9780195160352
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002030821
Other physical details
ill.

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