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Peter L. Jakab

Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age

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ISBN: 0792269853
Издательство: National Geographic
Год издания: 2003
Страниц: 256
Book Description With the hundredth anniversary of the Wright Brothers? history-making flight at Kitty Hawk, world attention is once again turning to these intrepid American inventors. Written by two of the world?s leading experts on the Wrights, The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age will provide a definitive, richly illustrated look at the lives of the brothers and their world-changing invention. Wilbur and Orville were two eccentric owners of a bicycle shop in the heartland. But it was invention, engineering, and the new possibilities of manned flight that obsessed them. In just three years, they went from designing and flying a glider and creating a test wind tunnel to Wilbur?s history-making moments inDecember 1903 above the dunes at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In moving prose, Crouch and Jakab explain the Wrights? achievements and the moments of their great successes, and they paint a masterful personal portrait of the two...