Book ID: CBB000083868

Innovation and the development of flight (1999)

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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
Journals
Technology and Culture
American Historical Review
History of Technology
Business History Review
Technikgeschichte: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Technik und Industrie
Blätter für Technikgeschichte
Publishers
Oxford University Press
Bernard & Graefe
Smithsonian Institution Press
Aviatic Verlag Peter Pletschacher
University of Washington Press
Boston University
Concepts
Aeronautics; aviation
Aircraft; airplanes
Technology and politics
Technology
Aircraft industry
Presidents
People
Messerschmitt, Willy
Pilcher, Percy
Davis, David
Wolfmüller, Alois
Meindl, Erich
Kármán, Theodor von
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Central Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
United States
British Isles
Italy
Germany
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United States Air Force
Federal Aviation Administration
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