Imagen del editor

Wilbur and Orville: A Biography of the Wright Brothers (Paperback)

Fred Howard

65 valoraciones por Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0486402975 / ISBN 13: 9780486402970
Nuevos Condición: New Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: AussieBookSeller (SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 22 de junio de 2007

Cantidad: 1

Comprar nuevo
Precio recomendado: 24.95
Precio: EUR 24,66 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 31,32 De Australia a Estados Unidos de America Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito

Descripción

Paperback. Definitive, highly regarded study tells the full story of the brothers' lives and work ? before, during and after the historic flight at Kitty Hawk: early experimen.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 576 pages. 0.685. N° de ref. de la librería 9780486402970

Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: Wilbur and Orville: A Biography of the ...

Año de publicación: 1998

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:New

Acerca de

Sinopsis:

In the waning days of the 19th century and on the eve of a new technological era, French, English, and American inventors (as well as a host of charlatans, stuntmen, and profiteers) were racing to be the first to achieve powered, heavier-than-air flight. At the center of this activity were two little-known bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio — Wilbur and Orville Wright.
This highly regarded volume, considered by many to be the definitive study of the Wrights, tells the full story of the brothers' lives and works: from their early childhood and initial fascination with flight, through the years of experimentation with gliders on the sand dunes of Indiana, to the exhilarating days on the Outer Banks of North Carolina where they perfected the design for the initial flyer, culminating in the historic first flight in December, 1903, at Kitty Hawk. The book also relates in detail the bitter patent fight and exhausting legal battles that followed as well as Wilbur's untimely death and Orville's later years.
Author Fred Howard, an expert on early aviation technology and member of the team that edited a multi-volume edition of the Wright brothers' papers for the Library of Congress, is uniquely qualified to tell this story. He not only provides a remarkable account of the brothers' enormous achievements, but has also captured the spirit of an extraordinary era, paying tribute to the contributions of such legendary aviation pioneers as Octave Chanute, Samuel Pierpont Langley, Glenn Curtiss, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Louis Blériot, and many others.
Unparalleled in its scope and colorful depiction of the Wright brothers and their times, this authoritative and thoroughly entertaining work will thrill and delight aviation buffs, students of American history, and anyone fascinated by the early days of flight.

From the Publisher:

8 1.5-hour cassettes

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Descripción de la librería

Ver la página web de la librería

Condiciones de venta:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.

Condiciones de envío:

Please note that titles are dispatched from our UK and NZ warehouse. Delivery times specified in shipping terms. Orders ship within 2 business days. Delivery to your door then takes 8-15 days.

Todos los libros de esta librería

Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

PayPal Transferencia Bancaria