How it Flies or, Conquest of the Air
The Story of Man's Endeavors to Fly and of the Inventions
by which He Has Succeeded
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How it Flies or, Conquest of the Air The Story of Man's Endeavors to Fly and of the Inventions by which He Has Succeeded

By Richard Ferris
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  • How It Flies or, THE CONQUEST OF THE AIR The Story of Man’s Endeavors to Fly and of the Inventions by which He Has Succeeded By RICHARD FERRIS, B.S., C.E. Illustrated by Over One Hundred and Fifty Half-tones and Line Drawings, Showing the Stages of Development from the Earliest Balloon to the Latest Monoplane and Biplane New York THOMAS NELSON AND SONS 381-385 Fourth Avenue
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • HOW IT FLIES
  • Chapter I. INTRODUCTORY.
  • Chapter II. THE AIR.
  • Chapter III. LAWS OF FLIGHT.
  • Chapter IV. FLYING MACHINES.
  • Chapter V. FLYING MACHINES: THE BIPLANE.
    • THE WRIGHT BIPLANE.
    • THE VOISIN BIPLANE.
    • THE FARMAN BIPLANE.
    • THE CURTISS BIPLANE.
    • THE CODY BIPLANE.
    • THE SOMMER BIPLANE.
    • THE BALDWIN BIPLANE.
    • THE BADDECK BIPLANE.
    • THE HERRING BIPLANE.
    • THE BREGUET BIPLANE.
  • Chapter VI. FLYING MACHINES: THE MONOPLANE.
    • THE BLERIOT MONOPLANE.
    • THE ANTOINETTE MONOPLANE.
    • THE SANTOS-DUMONT MONOPLANE.
    • THE R-E-P MONOPLANE.
    • THE HANRIOT MONOPLANE.
    • THE PFITZNER MONOPLANE.
    • OTHER MONOPLANES.
  • Chapter VII. FLYING MACHINES: OTHER FORMS.
    • HELICOPTERS.
  • Chapter VIII. FLYING MACHINES: HOW TO OPERATE.
  • Chapter IX. FLYING MACHINES: HOW TO BUILD.
  • Chapter X. FLYING MACHINES: MOTORS.
  • Chapter XI. MODEL FLYING MACHINES.
  • Chapter XII. THE GLIDER.
  • Chapter XIII. BALLOONS.
  • Chapter XIV. BALLOONS: THE DIRIGIBLE.
  • Chapter XV. BALLOONS: HOW TO OPERATE.
  • Chapter XVI. BALLOONS: HOW TO MAKE.
    • Table for Calculating Shape of Gores for Spherical Balloons
  • Chapter XVII. MILITARY AERONAUTICS.
  • Chapter XVIII. BIOGRAPHIES OF PROMINENT AERONAUTS.
    • THE WRIGHT BROTHERS.
    • ALBERTO SANTOS-DUMONT.
    • LOUIS BLERIOT.
    • GABRIEL VOISIN.
    • LEON DELAGRANGE.
    • HENRI FARMAN.
    • ROBERT ESNAULT-PELTERIE.
    • COUNT FERDINAND VON ZEPPELIN.
    • CAPTAIN THOMAS S. BALDWIN.
    • GLENN HAMMOND CURTISS.
    • CHARLES KEENEY HAMILTON.
    • HUBERT LATHAM.
    • ALFRED LEBLANC.
    • CLAUDE GRAHAME-WHITE.
    • LOUIS PAULHAN.
    • CLIFFORD B. HARMON.
    • WALTER BROOKINS.
    • JOHN B. MOISANT.
    • J. ARMSTRONG DREXEL.
    • RALPH JOHNSTONE.
  • Chapter XIX. CHRONICLE OF AVIATION ACHIEVEMENTS.
    • NOTABLE AVIATION RECORDS TO CLOSE OF 1910
  • Chapter XX. EXPLANATION OF AERONAUTICAL TERMS.
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • K
    • L
    • M
    • N
    • O
    • P
    • R
    • S
    • T
    • U
    • V
    • W
    • THE END
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