A History of Aerodynamics: And Its Impact on Flying by John D. Anderson Jr

By John D. Anderson Jr

From the Foreword: 'John Anderson's ebook represents a milestone in aviation literature. For the 1st time aviation lovers - either experts and well known readers alike - own an authoritative heritage of aerodynamic conception. not just is that this learn authoritative, it's also hugely readable and associated with the particular (and extra general) tale of ways the plane advanced. The publication touches on the entire significant theorists and their contributions and, most crucial, the old context during which they labored to maneuver the technological know-how of aerodynamics forward.' Von Hardesty, Smithsonian establishment From the experiences: 'Something of the unforeseen caliber of this e-book may be inferred from its complete name A heritage of Aerodynamics and Its impression on Flying Machines. Pilots are likely to believe that the technology 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 staggering 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 ebook effectively straddles the boundary that separates a textual content ebook from a background booklet. it really is of equivalent curiosity to either the aerodynamicist and the layman. The textual stability completed through the writer has ended in a ebook that's stress-free and educational.' Earl See, American Aviation ancient Society Newsletter

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