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Hyatt Verrill A. Harper's Aircraft Book Why aeroplanes fly, how to make models, and all about Aircraft, little and big

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Hyatt Verrill A. Harper's Aircraft Book Why aeroplanes fly, how to make models, and all about Aircraft, little and big
New York, London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1913. — 245 p.
This is a wonderful book on aviation when it was in its infancy, profusely illustrated with photographs and line drawings. The inside pages are bright and clean. The contents are as follows:
Why the Aeroplane Flies
Sailing in the Air (with experiments)
Moving Bodies in the Air (stability)
Steering in the Air
Model Aeroplanes and Fliers
Model Machines
How to Build Racing Models
Flying the Models
Gliders, or Non-Propelled Aeroplanes
Types of Gliders (principles of gliders, making a glider)
How to Build a Glider
Completing the Glider
Monoplane Gliders
The Modern Aeroplane
Types of Aeroplanes
Biplanes and Monoplanes
The Heart of the Aeroplane
Miniature Aeroplanes
Hydroaeroplanes and Flying Boats
The Hydroaeroplane
How to Build a Miniature Curtiss Hydroaeroplane
Uses of the Aeroplane
Aeroplanes in Peace and War
Miscellaneous Aircraft (dirigibles, helicopters, ornithopters, freak aircraft, box and tetrahedral kites
All in all, this book covers the engineering and ethical aspects of aviation when the aeroplane was an invention looking for a use. It is a wonderful period book and original source, of interest to model builders and persons interested in the development of early aviation.
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