By John D. Anderson Jr

From the Foreword: 'John Anderson's publication represents a milestone in aviation literature. For the 1st time aviation fanatics - either experts and well known readers alike - own an authoritative historical past of aerodynamic concept. not just is that this examine authoritative, it's also hugely readable and associated with the particular (and extra time-honored) tale of ways the aircraft developed. The ebook touches on all of the significant theorists and their contributions and, most crucial, the ancient context within which they labored to maneuver the technological know-how of aerodynamics forward.' Von Hardesty, Smithsonian establishment From the stories: 'Something of the unforeseen caliber of this publication will be inferred from its complete name A background of Aerodynamics and Its impression on Flying Machines. Pilots are inclined to believe that the technological know-how of aerodynamics all started empirically, someplace round the time of Lilienthal and the Wrights, and that aerodynamics and manned flight are approximately coeval. it truly is consequently excellent to return upon a photo of the Wright Flyer as past due as web page 242 of the 478-page volume.' Peter Garrison, Flying 'This e-book effectively straddles the boundary that separates a textual content booklet from a historical past ebook. it's of equivalent curiosity to either the aerodynamicist and the layman. The textual stability accomplished by means of the writer has ended in a e-book that's relaxing and educational.' Earl See, American Aviation old Society Newsletter

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