Like sex with gods : an unorthodox history of flying [E-Book] / Bayla Singer.
Singer, Bayla
1st edition
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2003
x, 219 pages : illustrations
Centennial of flight series ; no. 3
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Table of Contents:
  • Dreams and mythology. Deities aloft. Artificial wings and the imitation of god. Travel to extraordinary kingdoms
  • Theory and practice. Exuberant speculations. Human-powered flight : ornithopters. Gliders, parachutes, and kites. Balloons and dirigibles : sustained flight. The dream continues.