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...
|Uniform Title:||Wetten van de vliegkunst. English|
|Main Author:||Tennekes, H.|
Cambridge, Mass. :
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.|
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.