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  • How Apollo Flew to the Moonby W. David Woods

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    Stung by the pioneering space successes of the Soviet Union - in particular, Gagarin being the first man in space, the United States gathered the best of its engineers and set itself the goal of reaching the Moon within a decade. In an expanding 2nd edition of How Apollo Flew to the Moon, David Woods tells the exciting story of how the resulting Apollo... more...

  • Queen Bessby Doris L. Rich

    Smithsonian 2015; US$ 16.95

    Here is the brief but intense life of Bessie Coleman, America's first African American woman aviator. Born in 1892 in Atlanta, Texas, she became known as ?Queen Bess,? a barnstormer and flying-circus performer who defied the strictures of race, sex, and society in pursuit of a dream. more...

  • Engineering Analysis of Flight Vehiclesby Holt Ashley

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    "Written by one of the leading aerospace educators of our time, each sentence is packed with information. An outstanding book." ? Private Pilot "Illuminated throughout by new twists in explaining familiar concepts, helpful examples and intriguing ?by-the-ways.? A fine book." ? Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal This classic by a Stanford University... more...

  • Aeroelasticityby Raymond L. Bisplinghoff; Holt Ashley; Robert L. Halfman

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 44.95

    Designed as both a textbook for advanced engineering students and a reference book for practicing engineers, this highly regarded work deals not only with the practical aspects of aeroelasticity, but the aerodynamic and structural tools upon which these rest. Accordingly, the book divides roughly into two halves: the first deals with the tools and... more...

  • Theory of Flightby Richard von Mises

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 26.95

    "An outstanding textbook." ? Scientific, Medical and Technical Books Almost unsurpassed as a balanced, well-written account of fundamental fluid dynamics, Theory of Flight may still be recommended for a clearer presentation than is to be forced in many more recent works, though it is limited to situations in which air compressibility effects... more...

  • Theory of Wing Sectionsby Ira H. Abbott; A. E. von Doenhoff

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 22.95

    "Most useful in working with wing sections and methods for using section data to predict wing characteristics . . . much detailed geometric and aerodynamic data." ? Mechanical Engineering The first edition of this work has been corrected and republished in answer to the continuing demand for a concise compilation of the subsonic aerodynamics characteristics... more...

  • Helicopter Theoryby Wayne Johnson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 34.95

    The history of the helicopter may be traced back to the Chinese flying top (c. 400 BC) and to the work of Leonardo da Vinci, who sketched designs for a vertical flight machine utilizing a screw-type propeller. In the late 19th-century, Thomas Edison experimented with helicopter models, realizing that no such machine would be able to fly until the... more...

  • Spacecraft Reliability and Multi-State Failuresby Joseph Homer Saleh; Jean-Franç Castet; ois

    Wiley 2011; US$ 154.95

    The aerospace community has long recognized and repeatedly emphasizes the importance of reliability for space systems. Despite this, little has been published in book form on the topic. Spacecraft Reliability and Multi-state Failures addresses this gap in the literature, offering a unique focus on spacecraft reliability based on extensive statistical... more...

  • The Deltoid Pumpkin Seedby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 17.99

    This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft, a hybrid of the airplane and rigid airship - huge, wingless, moving slowly through the lower sky. Its early and secrect experimenta; development took twelve years' time and one and a half million dollars. McPhee chronicles the perhaps unfathomable perseverance of the aircraft's... more...

  • Introduction to Space Dynamicsby William Tyrrell Thomson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Although this classic introduction to space-flight engineering was first published not long after Sputnik was launched, the fundamental principles it elucidates are as varied today as then. The problems to which these principles are applied have changed, and the widespread use of computers has accelerated problem-solving techniques, but this book... more...