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Author Name    Magoun, F. Alexander and Hodgins, Eric.

Title   A HISTORY OF AIRCRAFT.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Good+

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1931

Seller ID   28562

495 pp, 9 1/4" H. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering/airplane on spine, silver airplane on front board. B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Balloons and Parachutes (The First Twenty Centuries / The Invention of the "Globes Aerostatiques" / Historic Early Flights / The Balloon's Greatness and Decline / Parachutes); Navigable Balloons and Airships (Early Attempts at Navigation / Cayley and Those Who Followed / The Creation of the Practical Airship / Count Zeppelin and the Ridgid Airship); Ornithopters (Attempts to Fly by Means of Flapping Wings); Helicopters (The Problem of Vertical Flight); Gliders (Heavier-than-air Man-carrying Flight without Power); Airplanes (Early Experiments with Heavier-than-air Flight / Langley and the Wright Brothers / The Airplane Establishes Itself / The Effect of War on Aviation / Significant Flights Since the War / The Present); Appendix: Condensed Table of Records; Bibliography; Chronology of Flight; Index. Very light browning in page margins, tiny to small bump at top corner of approx. pages 160 to 410, browning to edges of text block, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block, three small edge bumps on rear board, two corner bumps on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at edges, spine is slightly twisted and has slight color fading.

C.  Alder,  Aeronautics,  Aerodynamics,  Aileron,  Air  Mail,  Airplanes,  Aeroplanes,  Aircraft,  Airships,  Aluminum,  Atlantic  Ocean,  Crossings,  Atmosphere,  Bagatelle,  Balloons,  James  Gordon  Bennett,  Biplanes,  Bird  Flight,  J.-P.  Blanchard,  Bleriot,  Aerial  Bombing,  G.A.  Borelli,  Breguet,  Robert  E.  Byrd,  Sir  G.  Cayley,  Cellular  Biplane,  Cellular  Kites,  O.  Chanute,  J.A.C.  Charles,  Circumnavigation,  Compressed  Air  Motor,  H.  Coxwell,  G.H.  Curtiss,  Dihedral  Angle,  Disasters,  Electricity,  Propulsion,  English  Channel,  Exploration,  H.  Farman,  Flight,  Flights,  Fokker,  Monoplane,  Franco-Prussian  War,  R.  Garros,  Gasoline,  Gliders,  Gnome  Motor,  Graf  Zeppelin,  Charles  Green,  L.  Hargrave,  Helicopters,  Hydrogen  Gas,  Kites,  Kitty  Hawk,  S.P.  Langley,  H.  Latham,  Launching  Mechanisms,  Otto  Lilienthal,  V.  Lunardi,  J.B.M.  Meusnier,  Military  Aircraft,  Models,  Monoplanes,  Montgolfier,  North  Pole,  Ornithopters,  Pacific  Ocean,  Parachutes,  Aerial  Photography,  Power,  Explosion  Motor,  Compressed  Air,  Rubber,  Springs,  Steam  Engines,  Prizes,  Propulsion  Methods,  Races,  Reconnaissance,  Santos-Dumont,  Seaplanes,  Stability,  Control,  Stringfellow,  Transcontinental  Flights,  Vacuum,  Voisin,  Warping  Wing,  Wings,  John  Wise,  Wright  Brothers,  Orville  Wright,  Wilbur  Wright,  Zeppelin,  Zeppelins,  Vertical  Flight,  Heavier-Than-air  Flight. 

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