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Airplanes: The Life Story of a Technology (Greenwood Technographies)

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Publisher Comments:

The invention of the airplane redefined the way in which people travel, conduct commerce, spend their leisure time, and wage war. From the Wright brothers' wood-and-fabric Flyer to the modern jet aircraft, the airplane has evolved in countless ways as its many uses have unfolded. The development of safe and efficient air travel required solving multiple engineering riddles about aerodynamics, control, propulsion, and structures. This volume in the Greenwood TechnographieS≪/i> series shows how the solutions to these riddles helped spur dramatic changes in the world's social and cultural life.

The volume includes a glossary of terms, a timeline of important events, and a selected bibliography of useful resources for further information.

Book News Annotation:

The Wrights called it a "flyer," not an "airplane." Wiley Post's luck ran out in 1935, but first he wore the world's first pressure suit at about 50,000 feet. The first American turboprop airliner debuted in 1958, but dragged six years after the British. Kinney, curator of the Aeronautics Division at the National Air and Space Museum, covers the efforts of everyone from a hapless flying monk in Malmesbury in the 1100s, Newton (lift and drag), Smeaton (cambered wings) and the remarkable Cayley who had most of it figured out in the first half of the nineteenth century. He is careful to keep his narrative accessible to general readers and includes a manageable glossary and list of related reading. He rightly devotes substantial space to the contributions of military and commercial flight but also describes general aviation and the more recent advances in going higher, faster and farther.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

The Wrights called it a "flyer," not an "airplane." Wiley Post's luck ran out in 1935, but first he wore the world's first pressure suit at about 50,000 feet. The first American turboprop airliner debuted in 1958, but dragged six years after the British. Kinney, curator of the Aeronautics Division at the National Air and Space Museum, covers the efforts of everyone from a hapless flying monk in Malmesbury in the 1100s, Newton (lift and drag), Smeaton (cambered wings) and the remarkable Cayley who had most of it figured out in the first half of the nineteenth century. He is careful to keep his narrative accessible to general readers and includes a manageable glossary and list of related reading. He rightly devotes substantial space to the contributions of military and commercial flight but also describes general aviation and the more recent advances in going higher, faster and farther. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Tells the story of the evolution of the railroad, from the earliest steam engines to the development of maglev trains

Synopsis:

• Shows both students and general readers how the airplane has become such an integral part of daily life

• Shows how the airplane altered military doctrine, completely changing how modern wars are fought and won

• Demonstrates the importance of govenrment and society in the aeronautical revolution of the 1920s and 1930s

• Examines the new revolution of jet engines that required new ideas in airplane propulsion and design

• Discusses the commercial airlines and the effect of economic deregulation

Synopsis:

A succinct history of the life of the airplane and how this technology has altered how we live, travel, make war, do business, affecting almost all aspects of modern life.

About the Author

JEREMY R. KINNEY is Curator in the Aeronautics Division at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. He has served as the Centennial of Flight lecturer at the University of Maryland.

Table of Contents

Timeline of Events

Preface

Introduction: Higher, Faster, and Farther

The Origins of Powered Flight

The First War in the Air, 1914-1918

The Aeronautical Revolution, 1918-1938

World War II in the Air, 1939-1945

The Second Aeronautical Revolution, 1930-1960

The Jet Airplane as a Military Weapon, 1945-Present

The Commercial Airplane, 1945-Present

General Aviation, 1920-Present

Conclusion: Higher, Ever Higher

Selected Bibliography

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313331503
Manufactured:
Greenwood Publishing Group
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Manufactured:
Greenwood Publishing Group
Author:
Kinney, Jeremy R.
Author:
Kinney, Jeremy
Author:
inney, Jeremy
Author:
K
Subject:
General
Subject:
Aviation - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aeronautics
Subject:
Engineering - General
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
Airplanes -- History.
Subject:
Aeronautics -- History.
Subject:
General Technology
Subject:
Engineering-General Engineering
Series:
Greenwood Technographies
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9.26x6.34x.78 in. .93 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Tells the story of the evolution of the railroad, from the earliest steam engines to the development of maglev trains
"Synopsis" by , • Shows both students and general readers how the airplane has become such an integral part of daily life

• Shows how the airplane altered military doctrine, completely changing how modern wars are fought and won

• Demonstrates the importance of govenrment and society in the aeronautical revolution of the 1920s and 1930s

• Examines the new revolution of jet engines that required new ideas in airplane propulsion and design

• Discusses the commercial airlines and the effect of economic deregulation

"Synopsis" by , A succinct history of the life of the airplane and how this technology has altered how we live, travel, make war, do business, affecting almost all aspects of modern life.
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