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Turbulent Skies: The History of Commercial Aviation


Cote : 387.7 HEP
Auteur : T. A. Heppenheimer

Editeur : John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken Etats-Unis
Année de publication : 1995
Mots-clés : commercial aviation
ISBN : 978-0471109617

Description : A gripping, in-depth look at how America's $200 billion aviation industry took flight

"To understand the industry, this is necessary reading." --The Miami Herald

"With the precision of a scientist, a good reporter's marshaling of disparate facts, and the vigor of a natural storyteller, Heppenheimer offers an absorbing narrative." --Richard Snow, Editor American Heritage.

"Tom Heppenheimer tells a fascinating story." -- R. T. Jones Inventor of the swept wing.

"An important addition to the history of technology as well as business." -- Publishers Weekly.

"An airworthy briefing firmly grounded in the applied science and allied realities that permit air transport of passengers and cargo over long distances and high speeds." -- Kirkus Reviews.
Résumé : "He manages his cavalcade of facts and unforgettable personalities with a ringmaster's versatility and the sure discipline of a scholar."--Air & Space "To understand the industry, this is necessary reading."--Miami Herald Now in paper! Here is a gripping, in-depth look at how America's USD200-billion aviation industry took flight-from rickety, post-World War I biplanes that navigated by following railroad tracks to today's supersonic airliners that carry half a billion passengers a year. The story of one of the most exciting industries of our time profiles the successes of such industry leaders as Boeing, American, United, and Delta and the demises of Pan Am, TWA, and Eastern. Heppenheimer also brings to life colorful, outspoken aviation leaders such as Juan Trippe, Howard Hughes, Donald Douglas, and Frank Lorenzo. T.A. HEPPENHEIMER (Fountain Valley, California) has written extensively on aerospace, business, and the history of technology. He is the author of five books, including Countdown: A History of Space Flight (Wiley), The Man-Made Sun, The Real Future, and Toward Distant Suns