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Author Darling, David J., author.

Title The rocket man : and other extraordinary characters in the history of flight / David Darling.

Publication Info. London : Oneworld, 2013.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  629.13092 DAR    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  629.1309 DAR    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  629.13 DAR    AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 195 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-189) and index.
Summary The wonder of flight has long captured the human imagination. In this beguiling history ranging from the first aircraft to astronauts and beyond astronomer David Darling tells the stories of the true life adventurers whose wonder has translated into bizarre contraptions, magnificent achievements and, sometimes, startling folly.
Subject Blanchard, Jean-Pierre, 1753-1809.
Blanchard, Marie-Madeleine-Sophie Armand, 1778-1819.
Beachey, Lincoln, -1915.
Collishaw, Raymond, 1893-1976.
Locklear, Ormer Leslie, 1891-1920.
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.
Hughes, Howard.
Stapp, John P. (John Paul), 1910-1999.
Kittinger, Joe, 1928-
Weaver, William A. (William Augustus), 1797-1846.
Rutan, Dick.
Yeager, Jeana.
Yeager, Chuck, 1923-
Rossy, Yves.
Corliss, Jeb.
Air pilots -- Anecdotes.
Aeronautics -- History -- Anecdotes.
Flight -- History -- Anecdotes.
ISBN 9781780742977
1780742975

 
    
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