The Dominion of the Air: The Story of Aerial Navigation
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The Dominion of the Air: The Story of Aerial Navigation

By John M. (John Mackenzie) Bacon
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Table of Contents
  • THE DOMINION OF THE AIR
  • The Story of Aerial Navigation
  • CHAPTER I. THE DAWN OF AERONAUTICS.
  • CHAPTER II. THE INVENTION OF THE BALLOON.
  • CHAPTER III. THE FIRST BALLOON ASCENT IN ENGLAND.
  • CHAPTER IV. THE DEVELOPMENT OF BALLOON PHILOSOPHY.
  • CHAPTER V. SOME FAMOUS EARLY VOYAGERS.
  • CHAPTER VI. CHARLES GREEN AND THE NASSAU BALLOON.
  • CHAPTER VII. CHARLES GREEN—FURTHER ADVENTURES.
  • CHAPTER VIII. JOHN WISE—THE AMERICAN AERONAUT.
  • CHAPTER IX. EARLY METHODS AND IDEAS.
  • CHAPTER X. THE COMMENCEMENT OF A NEW ERA.
  • CHAPTER XI. THE BALLOON IN THE SERVICE OF SCIENCE.
  • CHAPTER XII. HENRY COXWELL AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES.
  • CHAPTER XIII. SOME NOTEWORTHY ASCENTS.
  • CHAPTER XIV. THE HIGHEST ASCENT ON RECORD.
  • CHAPTER XV. FURTHER SCIENTIFIC VOYAGES OF GLAISHER AND COXWELL.
  • CHAPTER XVI. SOME FAMOUS FRENCH AERONAUTS.
  • CHAPTER XVII. ADVENTURE AND ENTERPRISE.
  • CHAPTER XVIII. THE BALLOON IN THE SIEGE OF PARIS.
  • CHAPTER XIX. THE TRAGEDY OF THE ZENITH—THE NAVIGABLE BALLOON
  • CHAPTER XX. A CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS.
  • CHAPTER XXI. THE COMING OF THE FLYING MACHINE.
  • CHAPTER XXII. THE STORY OF THE SPENCERS.
  • CHAPTER XXIII. NEW DEPARTURES IN AEROSTATION.
  • CHAPTER XXIV. ANDREE AND HIS VOYAGES
  • CHAPTER XXV. THE MODERN AIRSHIP—IN SEARCH OF THE LEONIDS.
  • CHAPTER XXVI. RECENT AERONAUTICAL EVENTS.
  • CHAPTER XXVII. THE POSSIBILITIES OF BALLOONS IN WARFARE.
  • CHAPTER XXVIII. THE CONSTITUTION OF THE AIR.
  • CHAPTER XXIX. CONCLUSION.
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