Inventing Flight: The Wright Brothers and Their Predecessors

  title={Inventing Flight: The Wright Brothers and Their Predecessors},
  author={John David Anderson},
The invention of flight craft heavier than air counts among humankind's defining achievements. In this book, aviation engineer and historian John D. Anderson, Jr., offers a concise and engaging account of the technical developments that anticipated the Wright brothers' successful first flight on December 17, 1903. While the accomplishments of the Wrights have become legendary, we do well to remember that they inherited a body of aerodynamics knowledge and flying machine technology. How much did… CONTINUE READING