The Mastery of the Air
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The Mastery of the Air

By William J. Claxton
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Table of Contents
  • THE MASTERY OF THE AIR
    • PREFACE
  • THE MASTERY OF THE AIR
    • PART I. BALLOONS AND AIR-SHIPS
    • CHAPTER I. Man's Duel with Nature
    • CHAPTER II. The French Paper-maker who Invented the Balloon
    • CHAPTER III. The First Man to Ascend in a Balloon
    • CHAPTER IV. The First Balloon Ascent in England
    • CHAPTER V. The Father of British Aeronauts
    • CHAPTER VI. The Parachute
    • CHAPTER VII. Some British Inventors of Air-ships
    • CHAPTER VIII. The First Attempts to Steer a Balloon
    • CHAPTER IX. The Strange Career of Count Zeppelin
    • CHAPTER X. A Zeppelin Air-ship and its Construction
    • CHAPTER XI. The Semi-rigid Air-ship
    • CHAPTER XII. A Non-rigid Balloon
    • CHAPTER XIII. The Zeppelin and Gotha Raids
    • PART II. AEROPLANES AND AIRMEN
    • CHAPTER XIV. Early Attempts in Aviation
    • CHAPTER XV. A Pioneer in Aviation
    • CHAPTER XVI. The "Human Birds"
    • CHAPTER XVII. The Aeroplane and the Bird
    • CHAPTER XVIII. A Great British Inventor of Aeroplanes
    • CHAPTER XIX. The Wright Brothers and their Secret Experiments
    • CHAPTER XX. The Internal-combustion Engine
    • CHAPTER XXI. The Internal-combustion Engine
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