Wings: A History of Aviation From Kites to the Space age download free [PDF and Ebook] by Tom D. Crouch

Wings: A History of Aviation From Kites to the Space age download free [PDF and Ebook] by Tom D. Crouch year 2004
  • Book name: Wings: A History of Aviation From Kites to the Space age
  • Author: Tom D. Crouch
  • Release date: 2004/5/31
  • Publisher: WW NORTON & CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780393326208
  • Rating: 9.23 of 10
  • Votes: 91
  • Review by: Lyle Thames
  • Review rating: 9.01 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/6
  • Total pages: 738
  • Includes a PDF summary of 86 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The invention of the airplane ushered in the modern age-a new era of global commerce, revolutionary technologies, and total war. Whatever the practical consequences, the sheer exhilaration of flight captured the imagination. No longer bound to the surface of the earth, humans took the first steps on a journey that would eventually carry them to other worlds. Tom Crouch weaves the people, machines, and ideas of the air age into a compelling narrative. He tells how the enthusiasm of amateurs spawned an industry that determined the rise and fall of nations. Yet this is not a tale of unalloyed progress. Moments of exaltation were tempered by bitter disappointment and stark terror. Blind alleys were the price of technical progress. In the end, there is no more fascinating cast of characters than those who wrote history in the sky. Theirs is a fascinating story of realizing an extraordinary dream and riding it.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 46H56M42S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Aerospace & Aviation Technology, History Of Engineering & Technology, Military History, Aircraft
  • Available formats: PDF, AZW, TXT, EPUB, DOC, CSV, TIFF, WORD. Compressed in ACE, RAR, DEB, ZIP, IMG
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 47.67 USD
  • Dimensions: 155x234x33mm
  • Weight: 880g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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