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A brief history of flying, from myth to…

A brief history of flying, from myth to space travel

by Charles Harvard Gibbs-Smith

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Part textbook, part scrapbook and a small aeronautic dictionary in the back too; this compact little book is perfect as a quick 'bluffer's Guide' to the history of aviation covering every major advance (as the title states) 'from myth to space travel'.
  Sylak | Dec 18, 2013 |
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Anything that one man is capable of imagining, other men will be capable of making a reality. - Jules Verne
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An ancient Greek myth aptly symbolises the daring and danger of aviation: Daedalus and his son Icarus were imprisoned by King Minos in the great labyrinth on the island of Crete, and escape was only possible by air; so Daedalus made wings for them both, and they flew safely away.
I have not the smallest molecule of faith in aerial navigation other than ballooning - Lord Kelvin (1896)
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