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Aviation Century: The Early Years

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By: Ron Dick and Dan Patterson

This is the first volume of the illustrated history of 20th century aviation, in the Aviation Century series.

Powered flight freed humanity from earthly constraints and revolutionized the world in countless ways--technologically, militarily, sociologically, economically and politically.

Aviation Century: The Early Years

The Early Years book covers the period from 1900 to 1939, exploring the eternal fascination with flight, and the events surrounding the Wright brothers' and European pioneers' early flights. The dramatic development of military aviation brought about World War I and then the rise of commercial aviation.

Chapters included in this book: 1900-1914, Flying Start, Early Powered Flight, Pioneers in Europe, 1914-1918, The Military Takes to the Air, Aerial Warfare, 1918-1939, Commercial Aviation Develops, Air Mail, Air Luxury.

Special spreads celebrate great pioneers, inventors and designers, such as Santos-Dumont, AV Roe, Farman, Bleriot, Curtiss, Caproni, and many more.

The Early Years book: 240 pgs, hardbound w/dust jacket, 9 x 11, 287 color b&w photos, bibliography, index.

Aviation Century: The Early Years

ISBN Number: 978-1550464078

Item Number: 60

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