To Conquer The Air

Author: James Tobin
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439135495
Size: 13,60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 915
Download

James Tobin, award-winning author of Ernie Pyle's War and The Man He Became, has penned the definitive account of the inspiring and impassioned race between the Wright brothers and their primary rival Samuel Langley across ten years and two continents to conquer the air. For years, Wilbur Wright and his younger brother, Orville, experimented in obscurity, supported only by their exceptional family. Meanwhile, the world watched as Samuel Langley, armed with a contract from the US War Department and all the resources of the Smithsonian Institution, sought to create the first manned flying machine. But while Langley saw flight as a problem of power, the Wrights saw a problem of balance. Thus their machines took two very different paths—Langley’s toward oblivion, the Wrights’ toward the heavens—though not before facing countless other obstacles. With a historian’s accuracy and a novelist’s eye, Tobin has captured an extraordinary moment in history. To Conquer the Air is itself a heroic achievement.

Reshaping The Future

Author: Arduino Paniccia
Editor: MAZZANTI LIBRI - ME PUBLISHER
ISBN: 8898109180
Size: 10,20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 653
Download

Having a strategy means finding solutions to the complexity of the global world. The task of this manual is pointing out a possible method to transform the future to our advantage and seize also economic and financial opportunities crucial to emerge in the global competition. The book provides an analysis of the evolution of strategic thought and method, from the dawn of nation-states until the civil war in Syria. What happens in this country is emblematic of the change in perspective and power in recent years. With the “preventive war” the West had come to the borders of India, but today we see the Chinese military presence in the Mediterranean. The structure of global power is increasingly oligarchic, Asian and present in a wider area. A triad that bears the names of the US, Russia and China. Europe is witnessing an inert vacuum created in the South, across the Mediterranean and North Africa. The old continent is in decline, and doesn’t have a real strategy. Part One: Introduction Part Two: History of Strategy (From the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century, Napoleon, Clausewitz, the Nineteenth Century, The First World War, The Second World War, The “Cold War”, The Unipolar Twenty Years) Part Three: The Current Phase of Transition towards a New Strategy (An oligarchic Future, The Higher Triad, The Lower Triad) Part IV: Conclusions (A New Definition of Strategy, Strategy and Conflict in a “Post-Heroic” Future, The Islamic World, An Eastern and Clausewitzian Conclusion).

How To Conquer Air Pollution

Author: H. Nishimura
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080874975
Size: 16,93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 517
Download

Many parts of the world suffer from urban air pollution and, despite the vast amount of knowledge about its causes, most countries are slow to implement counter-measures. An outstanding exception is Tokyo which, once blanketed in a mantle of smog, now enjoys ``clean'' air in spite of highly concentrated activity and congested traffic. Based on the successful Japanese experience, this book describes all aspects of the measures necessary to combat air pollution. It begins with a well-documented history of the fight against air pollution and describes the processes and mechanisms of reaching a social consensus on pollution control. The essential steps in the process are the establishment of ambient air quality standards, the introduction of the total allowable mass of emission, and the legal control of each emission based on diffusion equations. The scientific background to this approach is fully explained, from epidemiology to computer simulations of air quality. An up-to-date account of emission control technology is also given, and the controversial issue of health damage compensation is examined, based on actual experience. An important feature of the book is that it is written by authors who were actually in the forefront of the battle against air pollution in Japan. Two of them worked successively as Director General of the Bureau of Air Quality of the central government, and a third helped local governments to force the central government to implement the most stringent auto-emission controls in the world. The book is intended not only for scientists, engineers and administrative planners dealing with pollution control, but also for anyone concerned about the serious global problem of urban air pollution.

Empire Of The Air

Author: Jenifer Van Vleck
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674727320
Size: 18,59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 198
Download

Jenifer Van Vleck's fascinating history reveals the central role commercial aviation played in the United States' ascent to global preeminence in the twentieth century. As U.S. military and economic influence grew, the federal government partnered with the aviation industry to deliver American power across the globe and to sell the idea of the "American Century" to the public at home and abroad. The airplane promised to extend the frontiers of the United States "to infinity," as Pan American World Airways president Juan Trippe said. As it accelerated the global circulation of U.S. capital, consumer goods, technologies, weapons, popular culture, and expertise, few places remained distant from Wall Street and Washington. Aviation promised to secure a new type of empire--an empire of the air instead of the land, which emphasized access to markets rather than the conquest of territory and made the entire world America's sphere of influence. By the late 1960s, however, foreign airlines and governments were challenging America's control of global airways, and the domestic aviation industry hit turbulent times. Just as the history of commercial aviation helps to explain the ascendance of American power, its subsequent challenges reflect the limits and contradictions of the American Century.

The Flying Firsts Of Walter Hinton

Author: Benjamin J. Burns
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786487941
Size: 12,17 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 986
Download

Walter Hinton was a pilot on the first plane to cross the Atlantic (eight years before Lindbergh)—a four-engine, Navy-Curtiss flying boat with a crew of six, in May 1919. Based on more than 40 hours of personal interviews with Hinton, this volume chronicles that first flight and Hinton’s other remarkable adventures in aviation—which include being lost in a downed balloon in the Canadian Arctic and believed dead, making the first flight to Rio de Janeiro from New York, pursuing the first aerial exploration of the Amazon, and undertaking a nationwide promotion of aviation and airports for the Exchange Clubs in the United States. With the dramatic and adventurous story of Hinton, a lost chapter in the history of flight in America is uncovered.

Military Ballooning During The Early Civil War

Author: F. Stansbury Haydon
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801864421
Size: 20,91 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 751
Download

Crouch, senior curator of the Aeronautics Division at the National Air and Space Museum.

Military Strategy

Author: Joseph Wylie, Jr
Editor: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612515150
Size: 17,43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 343
Download

“No military service can long remain effective without searching self-criticism and continuous re-examination of its own ideas. Wylie, well known in the Navy, is a refreshingly and outspoken individual, thoroughly at home on the bridge of a ship, but equally at home in the semantics of dialectical discussion. He has produced a simple but relevant little work in an attempt to promote order in the discussion of strategy. . . . To the traditional theories of strategy-the maritime theory, the air theory, the continental theory-Wylie adds the ‘Mao theory’ of wars of national liberation. . . . [This book is] easier to read and understand and basically sounder than the great majority of the involved and tortuous rationalizations of the academic strategists.”- New York Times Book Review

Cavalry Of The Clouds

Author: John Sweetman
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752476041
Size: 16,28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 960
Download

In 1917, David Lloyd George declared that airmen were 'the cavalry of the clouds - the knighthood of this war.' This romantic image was fostered post-war by writers of adventure stories and the stunts of Hollywood filmmakers, and yet it was far from the harsh reality of the life of an airman. From their baptism of fire in 1914 carrying out reconnaissance and experiencing the first dogfights, to the breakthrough in 1918 which claimed heavy casualties, the aerial defenders of Britain were continually tested. In Cavalry of the Clouds John Sweetman describes the development of British air power during the First World War on the Western Front, which culminated in the creation of the first independent air force, the RAF. By making use of the correspondence of airmen and ground staff of all nationalities, he illustrates the impact this new type of conflict had on those involved and their families at home. Extensively researched and handsomely illustrated with contemporary photographs, Cavalry of the Clouds is an essential reference work for any student of military history.

Conquer The Fear Of Death

Author: Nancy Williams
Editor: Epitome Books
ISBN: 9380297300
Size: 13,22 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 308
Download

Fear is our worst enemy. If we let it terrify us, life will not be worth living. In fact, fear is nothing more than the expectation that something bad will happen. The opposite of fear is not courage, but simply the expectation that something good will happen. This is what we have to learnt. This book offers some simple ways to manage fears and live life to the full.

Two To Conquer

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575113650
Size: 14,73 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 537
Download

It was the final, flaming days of the Ages of Chaos. Beneath its Bloody Sun, Darkover was divided into a hundred warring kingdoms, and civilization teetered on the brink of oblivion. This is the story of Bard di Asturien, the ambitious soldier-outlaw they called the Wolf of the Kilghard Hills; of Varzil, whom history was to dub The Good - and of the alien from distant Terra who was the exact double of Varzil's enemy.