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Visions of a Flying Machine: The Wright Brothers and the Process of Invention by [Jakab, Peter L.]
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“The Wrights, as Jakab skillfully demonstrates, were masters at thinking visually and translating abstractions into real hardware. . . Clearly written and copiously documented, Visions of a Flying Machine . . . is an excellent case study of the innovation process.”—Journal of American History

“Fascinating. . . . This is a knowledgeable book, rich in detail and skillfully written. It is a valuable addition to our understanding of the Wright brothers and to the process of invention and engineering.”—American Historical Review

“[An] excellent book.”—Skyways/World War I Aero

“Illuminating and highly valuable. . . . Visions of a Flying Machine is a must for historians of science and technology, and good reading for all.”—Isis

About the Author

Peter L. Jakab is curator of early aviation at the National Air and Space Museum and the co-editor of The Published Writings of Wilbur and Orville Wright (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004). He lives in Virginia.

Product details

  • File Size: 9402 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books (December 2, 2014)
  • Publication Date: December 2, 2014
  • Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00OEW5S70
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,009,487 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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