The Cambridge Aerospace Dictionary / Edition 2

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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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Editorial Reviews

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"At many places Mr. Gunston goes quite far beyond the limits of a typical dictionary by giving in-depth explanations of physical processes (such as Bernoulli's theorem), devices and their operating principles (propeller pitch), or even of concepts related to management and business (request for proposals). This increases the book's value and applications, particularly if used in academic and educational institutions. The Cambridge Aerospace Dictionary is clearly written and well edited...The given definitions have been kept short enough for easy reading yet comprehensive enough to allow understanding without further tedious research. Mr. Gunston's long professional and practical aerospace experience has enabled him to cleverly adjust the depth of treatment according to the anticipated difficulties in understanding. I was really satisfied. This dictionary looks very suitable for engineering offices, project teams, and also for advanced classrooms..." IEEE AES Magazine

"The book is an excellent reference guide for writers uncertain as to how a word is written...All in all; it is an excellent book to have on the shelf rights besides Roget's International Thesaurus and the latest version of Webster." Rotor and Wing

"...a welcome appearance." Aviation News

"This nice, well-done dictionary would be at home in any large academic or public library." -- American Reference Book Annual

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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 is a member of the editorial staff of Janes Information Group. He is the author of over 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.
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Table of Contents

A-Z of aerospace terms and acronyms.
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