This accessible history of aviation is full of great technological triumphs and interesting characters, not least the critically important Wright brothers. Spenser shows that for centuries people across the world have wrestled with similar fantasies and speculations about flight, and how in the 20th century with the spur of two world wars we moved from open cockpit bi-planes to supersonic jets. Spenser has spent a lifetime in aviation, as a museum curator and then as an aerospace industry writer. In a sense, "Airplane" is the culmination of a career spent explaining flight and airplanes.
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Book Description Smithsonia, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The Airplane by aerospace industry writer Jay Spencer, former assistant curator of theSmithsonianNationalAir & SpaceMuseumand theMuseumofFlightinSeattle, is the definitive history of how we invented and refined the amazing flying machines that enabled humankind to defy gravity. A fascinating true account certain to enthrall and delight aviation and technology buffs, The Airplane is lavishly illustrated with more than 100 photographs and is the first book ever to explore the development of the jetliner through a fascinating piece-by-piece analysis of the machinery of flight. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0061259195
Book Description Smithsonia, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061259195
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Book Description Smithsonia, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061259195