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Men Who Changed the World: The Aviation Pioneers, 1903-1914
When the Wright bros. made their momentous first-e

 
Our Price: $30.00
By Peter G. Cooksley (au)
Year: 2003
Pages: 179
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-7509-2841-7

Product Code: 1422358704

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When the Wright bros. made their momentous first-ever manned powered flight at Kittyhawk, NC, on Dec. 17, 1903, the event heralded the birth of one of the most far-reaching inventions in the history of mankind. Includes an overview of mankind’s fascination with flight, in fact & in legend. Examines the early lives & background of the Wright bros. Reviews their early trials with gliders & the steps that led them to building & flying the world’s first powered aircraft. Describes the success of the Wright Flyer & the granting of manufacturing licenses for the aircraft around the world. Explores the development of flight by other aviation pioneers of the time. Includes a comprehensive selection of color & b&w archival photos, line drawings & maps.

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