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How it Flies, or, Conquest of the Air: The Story of Man's Endeavors to Fly and of the Inventions by Which He Has Succeeded

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This vintage book from 1910 has been digitally converted to downloadable format with original illustrations. A great classic for the home or classroom, an interesting old-fashioned reference book, and an outstanding find. PREFACE: IN these pages, by means of simple language and suitable pictures, the author has told the story of the Ships of the Air. He has explained the This vintage book from 1910 has been digitally converted to downloadable format with original illustrations. A great classic for the home or classroom, an interesting old-fashioned reference book, and an outstanding find. PREFACE: IN these pages, by means of simple language and suitable pictures, the author has told the story of the Ships of the Air. He has explained the laws of their flight; sketched their development to the present day; shown how to build the flying machine and the balloon, and how to operate them; recounted what man has done, and what he hopes to do with their aid. In a word, all the essential facts that enter into the Conquest of the Air have been gathered into orderly form, and are here presented to the public. We who live to-day have witnessed man’s great achievement; we have seen his dream of ages come true. Man has learned to fly! The air which surrounds us, so intangible and so commonplace that it seldom arrests our attention, is in reality a vast, unexplored ocean, fraught with future possibilities. Even now, the pioneers of a 8 countless fleet are hovering above us in the sky, while steadily, surely these wonderful possibilities are unfolded. The Publishers take pleasure in acknowledging their indebtedness to the Scientific American for their courtesy in permitting the use of many of the illustrations appearing in this book. New York, October 20, 1910.


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This vintage book from 1910 has been digitally converted to downloadable format with original illustrations. A great classic for the home or classroom, an interesting old-fashioned reference book, and an outstanding find. PREFACE: IN these pages, by means of simple language and suitable pictures, the author has told the story of the Ships of the Air. He has explained the This vintage book from 1910 has been digitally converted to downloadable format with original illustrations. A great classic for the home or classroom, an interesting old-fashioned reference book, and an outstanding find. PREFACE: IN these pages, by means of simple language and suitable pictures, the author has told the story of the Ships of the Air. He has explained the laws of their flight; sketched their development to the present day; shown how to build the flying machine and the balloon, and how to operate them; recounted what man has done, and what he hopes to do with their aid. In a word, all the essential facts that enter into the Conquest of the Air have been gathered into orderly form, and are here presented to the public. We who live to-day have witnessed man’s great achievement; we have seen his dream of ages come true. Man has learned to fly! The air which surrounds us, so intangible and so commonplace that it seldom arrests our attention, is in reality a vast, unexplored ocean, fraught with future possibilities. Even now, the pioneers of a 8 countless fleet are hovering above us in the sky, while steadily, surely these wonderful possibilities are unfolded. The Publishers take pleasure in acknowledging their indebtedness to the Scientific American for their courtesy in permitting the use of many of the illustrations appearing in this book. New York, October 20, 1910.

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