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The Bird Is on the Wing: Aerodynamics and the Progress of the American Airplane (Centennial of Flight Series) by [Hansen, James R.]
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." . . a splendid overview of the R&D processes that characterized the evolution of American aerodynamics and aviation. The brevity and high readability of this study will make it an especially welcome addition to the literature on the history of flight. The author's background in writing NASA aeronautical history also shines through in the quality of the sources cited. Hansen has clearly written for the general reader, and has eminently succeeded in constructing an informative narrative. The author has done a marvelous job of covering a considerable amount of territory, but has kept the narrative within bounds. The author's depth of knowledge about the subject illuminates the entire book. Bravo."--Roger Bilstein, University of Houston-Clear Lake

About the Author

James R. Hansen, a former NASA historian, teaches the history of science and technology and the history of flight at Auburn University. He has written a number of works in aviation history, including "Engineer in Charge" and "Spaceflight Revolution. "He holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.Hansen has been chosen as the authorized biographer of Neil Armstrong, for a book to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2005.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6495 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press (7 Nov. 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005NI4OII
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