Visions of a flying machine : the Wright brothers and the process of invention
Peter L. Jakab (Author)
Explains how the Wright Brothers identified and resolved each technical obstacle to the construction of a flying machine and why they succeeded where so many had failed
Print Book, English, 1990
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1990
xviii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9780874744569, 9781853101489, 0874744563, 1853101486
Why Wilbur and Orville?
Aeronautics before the airplane
"You must mount a machine"
Learning the art of airplane design
Riding the winds
Seeking answers: the Wrights build a wind tunnel
Turning the corner
"We now hold all records!"
The dream fulfilled
The meaning of invention
Epilogue: a final accounting