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The conquest of the air.


Edité par Random House,, New York, 1972
ISBN 10: 0394474740 / ISBN 13: 9780394474748
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion / Hard Cover / Quantité : 1
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Titre : The conquest of the air.

Éditeur : Random House,, New York

Date d'édition : 1972

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre : Very Good

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264 pages, well illustrated (many in color), cloth, dj, very good. 9-1/2 by 12 inches. From the dj: The Conquest of the Air relates one of the most astounding chapters in the history of human endeavor: how man learned to move in a new element, to rise into 'the universal navigable ocean that comes to the threshold of every man's door.' N Part One, The Individual, Frank Howard traces the long line of thought and invention and experiment that began in China in the third millennium BC with imperial leaps from tower tops In Part Two, The Colossus, Bill Gunston describes the process by which the first shoestring-budget airlines using frail little biplanes from World War One eventually became today's enormous air transport industry spanning the globe with 500-seat jumbo jets, the influence of World War Two and of the futuristic German aircraft and missile designs discovered at the end of the war, the development of the modern military aircraft bulging with costly equipment, the pursuit of the VTOL idea, and finally the history of the rocket and the prospect of the space shuttle that is both spacecraft and aircraft. The scene is set vividly before the reader's eyes at every stage through a lavish selection of superb illustrations from a varied range of private collections and national photographic archives. Eighty color plates and over 550 black and white pictures accompanying the text communicate in the most graphic way possible the hectic excitement of a world perpetually in expectation of novelty, and perpetually seeing the frontiers of practicality extended. N° de réf. du libraire 13504

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