The Cambridge Aerospace Dictionary / Edition 2

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Overview

The Cambridge Aerospace Dictionary is a reference useful to scholars and enthusiasts alike. This dictionary is an essential tool for people who must read and understand technical content regarding the aerospace industry and specific aircraft. The Cambridge Aerospace Dictionary is also an ideal reference for the engineering and physics student encountering a subject replete with technical jargon and acronyms. The Cambridge Aerospace Dictionary is based on three previous editions of the popular and definitive Jane's Aerospace Dictionary by Bill Gunston, OBE, FRAeS. For this new edition, Gunston, one of the most widely read and respected aviation writers of all time, added over 15,000 new terms, mostly acronyms, in this updated volume. Terms used in the dictionary reflect the diverse and international nature of the aerospace industry. Also included are brief explanations of aerospace materials and organizations. Terms specific to manufacturers, airlines, and armed forces are avoided.
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"One could learn much about the field of aeronautical engineering by reading this dictionary. This second edition adds almost 15,000 acronyms to an already extensive list....It will be of most value to aerospace professionals and contractors."
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"Having carried the book around for a few months...I found that my previous desire to type words into a search engine had muted, and that the Cambridge Aerospace Dictionary had become my first port of call." - Royal Aeronautical Society

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521191654
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/31/2009
  • Series: Cambridge Aerospace Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Gunston, OBE, FRAeS, is the most renowned and prolific aerospace journalist of all time. He is a member of the editorial staff of Janes Information Group and the author of more than 300 books on both popular and technical topics. Gunston's career as an aviation writer spans fifty years, after service as an RAF fighter pilot. He is a Fellow in the Royal Aeronautical Society and an officer of the Order of the British Empire.

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Table of Contents

A-Z of aerospace terms and acronyms.

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