This is the first definitive and accessible technological history of the invention of the airplane. In it Jay Spenser celebrates the contributions of ingenious, courageous visionaries who dedicated their lives to making flying an everyday reality, and he also offers a preview of the technology now being introduced by the ultra-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Jay Spenser has spent a lifetime studying aviation as a curator at the National Air and Space Museum and the Museum of Flight, and more recently as an aerospace industry writer. He is the coauthor of 747 and lives in Seattle. (booksense)