Clipping the clouds : how air travel changed the world / Marc Dierikx.

Author
Dierikx, M. L. J. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008.
Description
xi, 202 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Air travelHistory [Browse]
Series
Summary note
"Airplanes are everywhere, and rapid air transport has become one of the necessities of our time. Yet one of the peculiarities of powered flight is that it has stayed in the public focus for over a century. Clipping the Clouds looks at the history of aviation in a challenging new way, covering not just the technology, but the way aviation has interacted with society since its very beginnings."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-185) and index.
Contents
1. Heroics: Flying as an Icon of the Modern Age, 1919-1945 -- 2. Technology: Air Transport around the World, 1945-1961 -- 3. Usage: The Rise and Fall of the Jet Set, 1961-1977 -- 4. Effects: Global Travel for All, 1977-present -- App. Air Transport Statistics.
ISBN
  • 9780275989101 (alk. paper)
  • 0275989100 (alk. paper)
LCCN
2008008894
OCLC
212432540
Other standard number
  • 40015620431
RCP
C - S

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