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The Early Years Ron Dick

The Early Years

Ron Dick

Published October 4th 2003
ISBN : 9781550464078
Hardcover
240 pages
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The illustrated history of the 20th centurys most compelling invention.Powered flight freed humanity from earthly constraints and revolutionized the world in countless ways -- technologically, militarily, sociologically, economically andMoreThe illustrated history of the 20th centurys most compelling invention.Powered flight freed humanity from earthly constraints and revolutionized the world in countless ways -- technologically, militarily, sociologically, economically and politically.Aviation Century The Early Years covers the period from 1900 to 1939, exploring the eternal fascination with flight, the events surrounding the Wright brothers and other flying pioneers adventurous first flights, the dramatic development of military aviation brought about by the First World War, and the rise of commercial aviation. This volume of the Aviation Century series also looks at the great individuals who created the worlds aviation industries, including Santos-Dumont, Farman, Bleriot, Caproni, Curtiss, and AV Roe.Top aviation photographer Dan Pattersons photographs of preserved and restored aircraft in museum and private collections combine with rare archival photographs to make this the best book on early aviation available anywhere.