Books The Genesis of Flight

  • Autor: Tom D. Crouch
  • Editor: University of Washington Press
  • Last data published: 01 October 2000
  • ISBN: 0295978112
  • Format: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 380 pages
  • File Size: 34MB
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Description The Genesis of Flight de Tom D. Crouch:

This volume illustrates one of the most prestigious aeronautical history collections in existence, covering the history of man's dream of flight from antiquity to the advent of powered flight at the beginning of the 20th century. The items included are drawn from more than 20,000 objects that vividly reflect both humanity's vision and its fulfilment. Five thousand year-old seals carved from semiprecious stones and used to inscribe clay tablets record the earliest conception of flight. Among the collection's thousands of books are priceless volumes printed before 1501. Many, such as Robert Hooke's Philosophical Collections (1682), are serious, scientific studies of the possibility of flight. Others are about imaginary voyages into space and to other worlds, including Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1547), Cyrano de Bergerac's account of a voyage to the moon first published in 1650, and , of course, the 19th century classic of Jules Verne. More than 2,000 prints, portraits, engravings, etchings, woodcuts, and lithographs comprise a unique and arresting pictorial history of aeronautics. Important letters written by pioneers of flight - Montgolfier, Blanchard, Lunardi, Lilienthal, Count von Zeppelin, Santos-Dumont, Langley, and the Wright brothers - are to be found among the collection's manuscript holdings. These are also rare commemorative medallions, sheet music, posters, dime noels, postcards and postage stamps, early flight manuals, catalogues of aircraft equipment, match boxes, and children's games and toys - all recordin The collection was assembled by Richard Gimbel (1898-1970), who began collecting while serving with the 8th US Army Air Force in England during World War II, and continued after becoming curator of aeronautical literature of Yale University. The collection was donated to the United States Air Force Academy upon his death. Information about the author can not be discovered or even have been eradicated with the inquire with the creator. Maybe you could possibly be interested in some other ebooks from the Tom D. Crouch. I was competent to collect the majority of the almost all iformatsii for you. With regard to creators: our site does not extend to public entry a person's publications on our pages merely preliminary details about the hem ebook. If you think that web page is definitely infringing, please email people regarding it needless to say really the author of the training books, we are going to instantly get rid of internet pages from my internet site.

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