Mastering the Sky: A History of Aviation from Ancient Times to the Present

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Sarpedon, 2000 - Transportation - 351 pages
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Here, James P. Harrison has chronicled mankind's determination to fly, with accounts of various devices and machines throughout the centuries.

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Humanity has been defying gravity with powered vehicles for less than a century, and earlier with gliders and balloons with mixed success. Our aviation history is of such complexity and density that ... Read full review

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James P. Harrison is Professor of History at Hunter College.

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