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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press (April 7, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801868750
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801868757
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.3 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,996,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Inventing Flight can be recommended to all, specialist scholar or inquisitive layperson, interested in how the airplane became a reality in the early 20th century after millennia of dreams.

(Choice 1900-01-00)

At once an enjoyable and solid resource... Offers a short, comprehensive look at the roots of flying... [and] bridges the gap between the extremely technical and the superficial examinations of aerodynamics.

(Christian Gelzer Journal of Transport History 1900-01-00)

I have long thought that need exists for a book, suitable for undergraduates, that would tell the connected prehistory of the airplane from Cayley to the Wrights. In light of the recognized excellence of his technical textbooks (with their stimulating historical vignettes), I can't think of a better person than Professor Anderson for the job. He has the rare combination of technical and historical knowledge that is essential for the necessary balance. Inventing Flight will be a welcome addition to undergraduate classrooms.

(Walter G. Vincenti, Stanford University)

Will interest anyone who has ever wondered what lies behind the miracle of flight.

(Journal of Technology Studies 1900-01-00)

He deserves much credit for a clearly written and succinct book that readers will find... accessible and affordable.

(William F. Trimble Technology and Culture 1900-01-00)

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"I have long thought that need exists for a book, suitable for undergraduates, that would tell the connected prehistory of the airplane from Cayley to the Wrights. In light of the recognized excellence of his technical textbooks (with their stimulating historical vignettes), I can't think of a better person than Professor Anderson for the job. He has the rare combination of technical and historical knowledge that is essential for the necessary balance. Inventing Flight will be a welcome addition to undergraduate classrooms." -- Walter G. Vincenti, Stanford University

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