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This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft, a hybrid of the plane and the rigid airship - huge, wingless, moving slowly through the lower sky. John McPhee chronicles the perhaps unfathomable perseverance of the aircraft's sucessive progenitors.

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This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft, a hybrid of the airplane and rigid airship - huge, wingless, moving slowly through the lower sky. Its early and secrect experimenta; development took twelve years' time and one and a half million dollars. McPhee chronicles the perhaps unfathomable perseverance of the aircraft's successive progenitors and makes it seem as momentous as the first trip to the moon.

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John McPhee is the author of twenty-six books, including Annals of the Former World, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize in 1999. He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1965 and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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ISBN:
9780374137816
Author:
Mcphee, John
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Author:
McPhee, John
Location:
New York
Subject:
Airplanes
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Airships
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 34.
Publication Date:
19920901
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft, a hybrid of the airplane and rigid airship - huge, wingless, moving slowly through the lower sky. Its early and secrect experimenta; development took twelve years' time and one and a half million dollars. McPhee chronicles the perhaps unfathomable perseverance of the aircraft's successive progenitors and makes it seem as momentous as the first trip to the moon.

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