Clipping the Clouds: How Air Travel Changed the World

Clipping the Clouds: How Air Travel Changed the World

by Marc Dierikx
     
 

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Airplanes are everywhere, and rapid air transport has become one of the necessities of our time. Yet one of the peculiarities of powered flight is that it has stayed in the public focus for over a century. Clipping the Clouds looks at the history of aviation in a challenging new way, covering not just the technology, but the way aviation has interacted with society…  See more details below

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Airplanes are everywhere, and rapid air transport has become one of the necessities of our time. Yet one of the peculiarities of powered flight is that it has stayed in the public focus for over a century. Clipping the Clouds looks at the history of aviation in a challenging new way, covering not just the technology, but the way aviation has interacted with society since its very beginnings.

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"The author correctly shows how the entwining of technology and public acceptance of the development of range and economy in airlines, together with the lowering of fairs by the introduction of coach/economy class in the late 1950s, followed by the development of intercontinental jets, led to a tremenduos jump in passengers carried. There is no comparable work, for boths its narration and bibliography. Highly recommended. All leves/libraries." - Choice

"Clipping the Clouds fills a gap on aviation travel for business or college libraries, because few books have been written on the topic during the last decade." - Army History

"World historians, in particular, would do well to read this book." - The Historian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313059452
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Series:
Moving through History: Transportation and Society Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
317 KB

Meet the Author

MARC DIERIKX is Program Director of Development Cooperation Studies at the Institute of Netherlands History, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, The Hague, Netherlands. He has written numerous books and articles on air travel, airlines, and airports, including: Fokker: A Transatlantic Biography, and An Image of Freedom: The Netherlands and the United States, 1945 to the Present.

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