Category : Transportation
Editor : University of Georgia Press
ISBN : 9780820332147
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Language : en
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From 1918 to 1929 American aviation progressed through the pioneering era, establishing the pattern of its impact on national security, commerce and industry, communication, travel, geography, and international relations. In America, as well as on a global basis, society experienced a dramatic transformation from a two-dimensional world to a three-dimensional one. By 1929 aviation was poised at the threshold of a new epoch. Covering both military and civil aviation trends, Roger Bilstein's study highlights these developments, explaining how the pattern of aviation activities in the 1920s is reflected through succeeding decades. At the same time, the author discusses the social, economic, and political ramifications of this robust new technology. Aviation histories usually pay little attention to aeronautical images as an aspect of popular culture. Thoughtful observers of the 1920s such as Stuart Chase and Heywood Broun considered aircraft to be an encouraging example of the new technology-workmanlike, efficient, and graceful, perhaps representing a new spirit of international good will. Flight Patterns is particularly useful for its discussion of both economic and cultural factors, treating them as integrated elements of the evolving air age.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9780698165861
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Language : en
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The New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels tells the story of a woman coming home to the family she left behind—and to the woman she always wanted to be.... Georgia Chambers has spent her life sifting through other people’s pasts while trying to forget her own. But then her work as an expert on fine china—especially Limoges—requires her to return to the one place she swore she’d never revisit.... It has been ten years since Georgia left her family home on the coast of Florida, and nothing much has changed except that there are fewer oysters and more tourists. She finds solace in seeing her grandfather still toiling away in the apiary where she spent much of her childhood, but encountering her estranged mother and sister leaves her rattled. Seeing them after all this time makes Georgia realize that something has been missing—and unless she finds a way to heal these rifts, she will forever be living vicariously through other people’s remnants. To embrace her own life—mistakes and all—she will have to find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past and the secrets she was forced to keep.... READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

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ISBN : NWU:35556030082770
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Language : en
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Category : Meteorology in aeronautics
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ISBN : UIUC:30112008577527
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Language : en
Views : 80
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Category : Transportation
Editor : iUniverse
ISBN : 9781532084461
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Language : en
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Multiobjective Genetic Algorithms for detecting the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 delivers the critical tool needed to understand its vanishing scenario in the southern Indian Ocean. Filling the gap between the conspiracy theories of MH370 vanishing and remote sensing detected debris, this reference is packed with technical details associated with the critical questions of has not MH370 vanished in the southern Indian Ocean, and where is last destination of MH370? Rounding out with practical simulation trajectory movements of MH370 debris using the ocean dynamic features, Multiobjective Genetic Algorithms bring an effective evident of the last destination of MH370. Key Features • Bridge between the conspiracy theories of missing MH370 and remote sensing technology. • Understanding a new approach of debris automatic detection. • Advance knowledge on image processing based on multiobjective genetic algorithms. • Disprove some current theories of MH370 missing and suggest new answers

Category : Air-pilot guides
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ISBN : UOM:39015047401826
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Language : en
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Category : Agricultural pests
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ISBN : UIUC:30112109132131
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Language : en
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Category : Science
Editor : CRC Press
ISBN : 9781351082037
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Language : en
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Insects are the most numerous class of animals or earth, both in terms of their number and their variety. There are 800,000 recognized species, with between 1 and 10 million estimated species yet to be classified. This book will discuss, mechanics of flight, Wing structure, Hovering flight, flight in smaller and larger insects and wing polars.

Category : Aeronautical instruments
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ISBN : PURD:32754081303210
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Language : en
Views : 152
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Category : History
Editor : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199717743
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Language : en
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In late May 1927 an inexperienced and unassuming 25-year-old Air Mail pilot from rural Minnesota stunned the world by making the first non-stop transatlantic flight. A spectacular feat of individual daring and collective technological accomplishment, Charles Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris ushered in America's age of commercial aviation. In The Flight of the Century, Thomas Kessner takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest moments, explaining how what was essentially a publicity stunt became a turning point in history. He vividly recreates the flight itself and the euphoric reaction to it on both sides of the Atlantic, and argues that Lindbergh's amazing feat occurred just when the world--still struggling with the disillusionment of WWI--desperately needed a hero to restore a sense of optimism and innocence. Kessner also shows how new forms of mass media made Lindbergh into the most famous international celebrity of his time, casting him in the role of a humble yet dashing American hero of rural origins and traditional values. Much has been made of Lindbergh's personal integrity and his refusal to cash in on his fame. But Kessner reveals that Lindbergh was closely allied with, and managed by, a group of powerful businessmen--Harry Guggenheim, Dwight Morrow, and Henry Breckenridge chief among them--who sought to exploit aviation for mass transport and massive profits. Their efforts paid off as commercial air traffic soared from 6,000 passengers in 1926 to 173,000 passengers in 1929. Kessner's book is the first to fully explore Lindbergh's central role in promoting the airline industry--the rise of which has influenced everything from where we live to how we wage war and do business. The Flight of the Century sheds new light on one of America's fascinatingly enigmatic heroes and most transformative moments.