A History of Aeronautics
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A History of Aeronautics

By Evelyn Charles Vivian
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Table of Contents
  • A HISTORY OF AERONAUTICS
  • FOREWORD
  • PART I. THE EVOLUTION OF THE AEROPLANE
  • I. THE PERIOD OF LEGEND
  • II. EARLY EXPERIMENTS
  • III. SIR GEORGE CAYLEY—THOMAS WALKER
  • IV. THE MIDDLE NINETEENTH CENTURY
  • V. WENHAM, LE BRIS, AND SOME OTHERS
  • VI. THE AGE OF THE GIANTS
  • VII. LILIENTHAL AND PILCHER
  • VIII. AMERICAN GLIDING EXPERIMENTS
  • IX. NOT PROVEN
  • X. SAMUEL PIERPOINT LANGLEY
  • XI. THE WRIGHT BROTHERS
  • XII. THE FIRST YEARS OF CONQUEST
  • XIII. FIRST FLIERS IN ENGLAND
  • XIV. RHEIMS, AND AFTER
  • XV. THE CHANNEL CROSSING
  • XVI. LONDON TO MANCHESTER
  • XVII. A SUMMARY, TO 1911
  • XVIII. A SUMMARY, TO 1914
  • XIX. THE WAR PERIOD—I
  • XX. THE WAR PERIOD—II
  • XXI. RECONSTRUCTION
  • XXII. 1919-20
  • PART II. 1903-1920: PROGRESS IN DESIGN
  • I. THE BEGINNINGS
  • II. MULTIPLICITY OF IDEAS
  • III. PROGRESS ON STANDARDISED LINES
  • IV. THE WAR PERIOD
  • PART III. AEROSTATICS
  • I. BEGINNINGS
  • II. THE FIRST DIRIGIBLES
  • III. SANTOS-DUMONT
  • IV. THE MILITARY DIRIGIBLE
  • V. BRITISH AIRSHIP DESIGN
  • VI. THE AIRSHIP COMMERCIALLY
  • VII. KITE BALLOONS
  • PART IV. ENGINE DEVELOPMENT
  • I. THE VERTICAL TYPE
  • II. THE VEE TYPE
  • III. THE RADIAL TYPE
  • IV. THE ROTARY TYPE
  • V. THE HORIZONTALLY-OPPOSED ENGINE
  • VI. THE TWO-STROKE CYCLE ENGINE
  • VII. ENGINES OF THE WAR PERIOD
  • APPENDIX A
    • GENERAL MENSIER'S REPORT ON THE TRIALS OF CLEMENT ADER'S AVION.
  • APPENDIX B
  • APPENDIX C
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