Dutton's Nautical Navigation
Hardcover ISBN: 155750248x
Last revised in 1985, the long-lived seafarers' reference adds 21st century technology to traditional techniques to cover all phases of surface navigation. Originally written for midshipmen at the US Naval Academy, the current text is also intended for merchant mariners, recreational boaters, and navigational neophytes. Revising author Cutler (strategy and policy, Naval War College) takes a conversational tone and makes use of many examples, mnemonics, step-by-step explanations, and diagrams "to empower the reader in the use of such things as geodesy, spherical trigonometry, and hydrodynamics without becoming overly immersed in them." Oversize: 9x11.25. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Amelia Earhart's Daughters
The Wild and Glorious Story of American Women Aviators from World War II to the Dawn of the Space Age
Paperback ISBN: 0380729849
Tells the dramatic, uplifting story of two generations of female flyers who surpassed their male counterparts in courage and often in skill, the Women's Airforce Service Pilots of World War II and the aerospace test pilots of the early 1960s. Reprint.
Understanding Aircraft Structures
Paperback ISBN: 1405120320
This book explains aircraft structures so as to provide a basic understanding of the subject and the terminology used, as well as illustrating some of the problems. It provides a brief historical background, and covers parts of the aeroplane, loads, structural form, materials, processes, detail design, quality control, stressing, and the documentation associated with modification and repairs. The Fourth Edition takes account of new materials and the new European regulatory system.
On Great White Wings
The Wright Brothers and the Race for Flight
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0786866861
Released on the eve of the hundredth anniversary of Kitty Hawk, this lively account of the historic Wright Brothers flight chronicles the race to the first to achieve powered flight. 75,000 first printing.
While the Locust Slept
Hardcover ISBN: 0873514262
"The day after which nothing would be the same for him was Friday, May 20, 1927. That morning, alone in a little plane powered by a single engine, Charles A. Lindbergh took off from a muddy runway on the outskirts of New York. His destination was Paris." So begins Brendan Gill's book about the most extraordinary feat of one of our country's most extraordinary men. With clarity of vision and characteristic elegance, Gill gives us in Lindbergh Alone a meditation on one man's unprecedented accomplishment, and the world's overwhelming response to it. Originally published for the fiftieth anniversary of the flight, Gill did not intend to write a standard biography of Lindbergh; rather, Gill attempted to describe an unknown young man at one moment in history, and to examine the forces that led him to act as he did. The 1920s were a period that sought out heroes and worshipped them extravagantly; few heroes were so unlike the age that fostered them as this "unheralded boy" of twenty-five. A shy man, bold hearted and firm of purpose, the Lindbergh we come to know in Gill's book is one whose intelligence and strength of will enabled him, through a single, superb act, to become perhaps the most celebrated figure of his time. Lindbergh Alone persuades us that Lindbergh's valorous flight and subsequent renown were the natural consequences of his upbringing and his own nature. It also demonstrates that, on rare occasions, a man is capable of making history by his own choice.