Aviation Century The Early Years

Aviation Century The Early Years

by Ron Dick
     
 

ISBN-10: 1550464078

ISBN-13: 9781550464078

Pub. Date: 10/04/2003

Publisher: Boston Mills Press

The illustrated history of the 20th century's most compelling invention.

Powered flight freed humanity from earthly constraints and revolutionized the world in countless ways -- technologically, militarily, sociologically, economically and politically.

Aviation Century The Early Years covers the period from 1900 to 1939, exploring the eternal

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Overview

The illustrated history of the 20th century's most compelling invention.

Powered flight freed humanity from earthly constraints and revolutionized the world in countless ways -- technologically, militarily, sociologically, economically and politically.

Aviation Century The Early Years covers the period from 1900 to 1939, exploring the eternal fascination with flight, the events surrounding the Wright brothers' and other flying pioneers' adventurous first flights, the dramatic development of military aviation brought about by the First World War, and the rise of commercial aviation. This volume of the Aviation Century series also looks at the great individuals who created the world's aviation industries, including Santos-Dumont, Farman, Bleriot, Caproni, Curtiss, and AV Roe.

Top aviation photographer Dan Patterson's photographs of preserved and restored aircraft in museum and private collections combine with rare archival photographs to make this the best book on early aviation available anywhere.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550464078
Publisher:
Boston Mills Press
Publication date:
10/04/2003
Series:
Aviation Century Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword by Amanda Wright Lane
Foreword by Contessa Maria Fede Caproni di Taliedo
Introduction by Air Vice-Marshal Ron Dick
Photographer's Preface by Dan Patterson

Chapter 1 -- Early Powered Flight: 1900 to 1914

Chapter 2 -- Aerial Warfare: 1914 to 1918

Chapter 3 -- Commercial Aviation Develops: 1918 to 1939

Chapter 4 -- Great Names

Bibliography
Index

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