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Triumph At Kitty Hawk

Author : Thomas C. Parramore
ISBN : 0865262594
Genre : Aeronautics
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Examines the Wright brothers' exploits from a North Carolina perspective and focuses on the major role played by Tar Heels in the successful flights at Kitty Hawk. Includes a chapter on aviation in North Carolina before 1903, featuring early Tar heel aeronauts and their attempts to fly. Illustrations include photographs of scenes around Kitty Hawk and of local residents who helped the Wrights.
Category: Aeronautics

First Flight

Author : Tom D. Crouch
ISBN : 0912627719
Genre : Transportation
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Describes the Wright brothers of Dayton, Ohio and the events that lead to the world's first successful flight of a man-carrying, power-driven, heavier-than-air machine. The Wright brothers' first flight occurred on Dec. 17, 1903 and lasted just 12 seconds at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Category: Transportation


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ISBN : UOM:39015074934863
Genre : National parks and reserves
File Size : 34.18 MB
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Category: National parks and reserves

The American Aviation Experience

Author : Tim Brady
ISBN : 0809323710
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 67.36 MB
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A chronological history of American aviation is followed by coverage of such topical themes as balloons and dirigibles, government in aviation, and military airpower developments.
Category: Transportation

Race For The Sky

Author : Dan Gutman
ISBN : 9780689845543
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Ordered to practice his writing skills in the blank book his mother gave him, fourteen-year-old Johnny would rather go fishing near his home on North Carolina's Outer Banks and cannot think of anything important to write until two "dingbatters" from Ohio arrive in 1900 and try to build a flying machine.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Airplane In American Culture

Author : Dominick Pisano
ISBN : 0472068334
Genre : History
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A fascinating account of America's relationship with the airplane
Category: History

From The Wright Brothers To Top Gun

Author : Michael Paris
ISBN : 0719040744
Genre : Flight in motion pictures.
File Size : 44.13 MB
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The cinema and aviation developed alongside each other, and were both products of the technology and imagination of the early 20th century. This book examines the ways in which aeroplanes and flying have been portrayed in the many different genres within popular cinema, from Hollywood epics to comedy spoofs to modern tragedies. It covers over 500 American and British films, including, The Dambusters, The High and the Mighty, Airplane, Top Gun and The Shadowmakers.
Category: Flight in motion pictures.

Hard Landing

Author : Thomas Petzinger, Jr.
ISBN : 9780307774491
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 89.93 MB
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In this updated paperback edition of a "rich, readable, and authoritative" Fortune) book, Wall Street Journal reporter Petzinger tells the dramatic story of how a dozen men, including Robert Crandall of American Airlines, Frank Borman of Eastern, and Richard Ferris of United, battled for control of the world's airlines. 416 pp. Radio drive-time pubilcity. 20,000 print. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Business & Economics

A Century Of Triumph

Author : Christopher Chant
ISBN : 9780743234795
Genre : History
File Size : 79.74 MB
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An illustrated history of aviation retraces humankind's fascination with flight, from the Wright Brother's famous 1903 flight through the triumphs of technology manifest in the Stealth Bomber and beyond.
Category: History

One Day At Kitty Hawk

Author : John Evangelist Walsh
ISBN : STANFORD:36105005306704
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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A dual biography, providing a carefully researched account of the Wright Brothers' early work with the airplane and nominating Wilbur as the controlling genius and dominant partner
Category: Technology & Engineering


Author : David Pascoe
ISBN : 9781861894687
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 42.93 MB
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In his celebrated manifesto, "Aircraft" (1935), the architect Le Corbusier presented more than 100 photographs celebrating airplanes either in imperious flight or elegantly at rest. Dwelling on the artfully abstracted shapes of noses, wings, and tails, he declared : "Ponder a moment on the truth of these objects! Clearness of function!" In Aircraft, David Pascoe follows this lead and offers a startling new account of the form of the airplane, an object that, in the course of a hundred years, has developed from a flimsy contraption of wood, wire and canvas into a machine compounded of exotic materials whose wings can touch the edges of space. Tracing the airplane through the twentieth century, he considers the subject from a number of perspectives: as an inspiration for artists, architects and politicians; as a miracle of engineering; as a product of industrialized culture; as a device of military ambition; and, finally, in its clearness of function, as an instance of sublime technology. Profusely illustrated and authoritatively written, Aircraft offers not just a fresh account of aeronautical design, documenting, in particular, the forms of earlier flying machines and the dependence of later projects upon them, but also provides a cultural history of an object whose very shape contains the dreams and nightmares of the modern age.
Category: Transportation

The Wright Brothers

Author : Tara Dixon-Engel
ISBN : 1402749546
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A biography of the Wright brothers, who became famous as the inventors of the airplane.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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ISBN : UVA:X002555787
Genre : Book collecting
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Category: Book collecting

Terrible Beauty A Cultural History Of The Twentieth Century

Author : Peter Watson
ISBN : 9781780226736
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 45.77 MB
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A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and artistic movements, scientific discoveries which have shaped the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty presents a unique narrative of the twentieth century. Unlike more conventional histories, where the focus is on political events and personalities, on wars, treaties and elections, this book concentrates on the ideas that made the century so rich, rewarding and provocative. Beginning with four seminal ideas which were introduced in 1900 - the unconscious, the gene, the quantum and Picasso's first paintings in Paris - the book brings together the main areas of thought and juxtaposes the most original and influential ideas of our time in an immensely readable narrative. From the creation of plastic to Norman Mailer, from the discovery of the 'Big Bang' to the Counterculture, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Salman Rushdie, and Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the book's range is encyclopedic. We meet in these pages the other twentieth century, the writers, the artists, the scientists and philosophers who were not cowed by the political and military disasters raging around them, and produced some of the most amazing and rewarding ideas by which we live. Terrible Beauty, endlessly stimulating and provocative, affirms that there was much more to the twentieth century than war and genocide.
Category: Philosophy

Carolina Comments

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ISBN : UVA:X030054232
Genre : North Carolina
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Category: North Carolina

Airborne At Kitty Hawk

Author : Michael Harrison
ISBN : UOM:39015039875938
Genre : Aeronautics
File Size : 65.69 MB
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Beretter om flyvningens begyndelse og her navnlig om brødrene Wright.
Category: Aeronautics

To Conquer The Air

Author : James Tobin
ISBN : 9781439135495
Genre : History
File Size : 58.67 MB
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James Tobin, award-winning author of Ernie Pyle's War and The Man He Became, has penned the definitive account of the inspiring and impassioned race between the Wright brothers and their primary rival Samuel Langley across ten years and two continents to conquer the air. For years, Wilbur Wright and his younger brother, Orville, experimented in obscurity, supported only by their exceptional family. Meanwhile, the world watched as Samuel Langley, armed with a contract from the US War Department and all the resources of the Smithsonian Institution, sought to create the first manned flying machine. But while Langley saw flight as a problem of power, the Wrights saw a problem of balance. Thus their machines took two very different paths—Langley’s toward oblivion, the Wrights’ toward the heavens—though not before facing countless other obstacles. With a historian’s accuracy and a novelist’s eye, Tobin has captured an extraordinary moment in history. To Conquer the Air is itself a heroic achievement.
Category: History

Vertical File Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105022598655
Genre : Filing systems
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Category: Filing systems


Author : Henry Robinson Luce
ISBN : UCSB:31205015902479
Genre : Business
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Category: Business

Daredevils Of The Air

Author : Karen E. Bledsoe
ISBN : 1888105585
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 41.79 MB
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Reviews the exploits of a number of early aviators, including the Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, Harriet Quimby, Eddie Rickenbacker, Bessie Coleman, and Amelia Earhart.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction