Book ID: CBB000083868

Innovation and the development of flight (1999)


Launius, Roger D. (Editor)

Texas A&M University Press

Publication Date: 1999
Physical Details: xi + 335 pp.; illus.; notes; index

Description Contents: Launius, Roger D.: Introduction: Patterns of innovation in aeronautical technology. Hetherington, Norriss S.: The Langley and Wright aero accidents: Two responses to early aeronautical innovation and government patronage. Bednarek, Janet R. Daly: Innovation in America's aviation support infrastructure: The evolving relationship between airports, cities, and industry. Leary, William M.: The search for an instrument landing system, 1918-48. McFarland, Stephen L.: Higher, faster, and farther: Fueling the aeronautical revolution, 1919-45. Singer, Bayla: Engineering successful innovation: Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, 1925-40. Douglas, Deborah G.: Three-miles-a-minute: The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and the development of the modern airliner. Crouch, Tom D.: An airplane for everyman: The Department of Commerce and the light airplane industry, 1933-37. Brown, Louis: Paths for flight: Innovation and the origin of radar. Neufeld, Michael J.: Rocket aircraft and the “turbojet revolution”: The Luftwaffe's quest for high-speed flight, 1935-39. Higham, Robin: Revolutionary innovation and the invisible infrastructure: Making Royal Air Force Bomber Command efficient, 1939-45. Young, James O.: Riding England's coattails: The U.S. Army Air Forces and the turbojet revolution. Schweikart, Larry: Command innovation: Lessons from the National Aerospace Plane Program.

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Authors & Contributors
Vincenti, Walter G.
Corn, Joseph J.
Fritzsche, Peter
Ebert, Hans J.
Kaiser, Johann B.
Peters, Klaus
Technology and Culture
American Historical Review
History of Technology
Business History Review
Technikgeschichte: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Technik und Industrie
Blätter für Technikgeschichte
Oxford University Press
Bernard & Graefe
Smithsonian Institution Press
Aviatic Verlag Peter Pletschacher
University of Washington Press
Boston University
Aeronautics; aviation
Aircraft; airplanes
Technology and politics
Aircraft industry
Messerschmitt, Willy
Pilcher, Percy
Davis, David
Wolfmüller, Alois
Meindl, Erich
Kármán, Theodor von
North America: United States; Canada
Central Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
United States
British Isles
20th century
21st century
United States. Civil Aeronautics Board
United States Air Force
Federal Aviation Administration

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