The simple science of flight from insects to jumbo jets /

"From the smallest gnat to the largest aircraft, all things that fly obey the same aerodynamic principles. The Simple Science of Flight offers a leisurely introduction to the mechanics of flight and, beyond that, to the scientific attitude that finds wonder in simple calculations, forging conne...

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Uniform Title: Wetten van de vliegkunst. English
Main Author: Tennekes, H.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1996.
Physical Description: x, 137 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Also available as an electronic book via the World Wide Web to institutions affiliated with netLibrary, Inc.
Edition: 1st English language ed.
Online Access: EBSCOhost
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Wings According to Size
  • 2. A Hard Day's Flight
  • 3. In Wind and Weather
  • 4. Flying with Finesse
  • 5. Flying Playthings
  • 6. The 747 and its Competitors
  • Appendix: Flight Data for Selected Birds.