Why don't jumbo jets flap their wings?: flying animals, flying machines, and how they are different

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Rutgers University Press,
Pub. Date:
[2009]
Language:
English
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Why Don't Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings? offers a fascinating explanation of how nature and human engineers each arrived at powered flight. What emerges is a highly readable account of two very different approaches to solving the same fundamental problems of moving through the air, including lift, thrust, turning, and landing. The book traces the evolutionary process of animal flight-in birds, bats, and insects-over millions of years and compares it to the directed efforts of human beings to create the aircraft over the course of a single century.
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9780813544793
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subject_facet Aeronautics -- Popular works, Airplanes -- Popular works, Animal flight -- Popular works, Birds -- Flight -- Popular works, Flying-machines -- Popular works
title_display Why don't jumbo jets flap their wings? : flying animals, flying machines, and how they are different
title_full Why don't jumbo jets flap their wings? : flying animals, flying machines, and how they are different / David E. Alexander
title_short Why don't jumbo jets flap their wings? :
title_sub flying animals, flying machines, and how they are different