The Resource Why don't jumbo jets flap their wings? : flying animals, flying machines, and how they are different, David E. Alexander, (electronic resource)

Why don't jumbo jets flap their wings? : flying animals, flying machines, and how they are different, David E. Alexander, (electronic resource)

Label
Why don't jumbo jets flap their wings? : flying animals, flying machines, and how they are different
Title
Why don't jumbo jets flap their wings?
Title remainder
flying animals, flying machines, and how they are different
Statement of responsibility
David E. Alexander
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, David E.
Dewey number
629.13
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
TL546.7
LC item number
.A44 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aeronautics
  • Animal flight
  • Flying-machines
  • Airplanes
  • Birds
Label
Why don't jumbo jets flap their wings? : flying animals, flying machines, and how they are different, David E. Alexander, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Flying animals and flying machines : birds of a feather? -- Hey buddy, need a lift? -- Power : the primary push -- To turn or not to turn -- A tail of two tails -- Flight instruments -- Dispensing with power : soaring -- Straight up : vertical take-offs and hovering -- Stoop of the falcon : predation and aerial combat -- Biology meets technology head-on : ornithopters and human-powered flight
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (296 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813548616
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2520000000007879
  • (EBL)896114
  • (OCoLC)593315853
  • (SSID)ssj0000344475
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11232317
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000344475
  • (PQKBWorkID)10308354
  • (PQKB)10020249
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC896114
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse19713
  • (EXLCZ)992520000000007879
Label
Why don't jumbo jets flap their wings? : flying animals, flying machines, and how they are different, David E. Alexander, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Flying animals and flying machines : birds of a feather? -- Hey buddy, need a lift? -- Power : the primary push -- To turn or not to turn -- A tail of two tails -- Flight instruments -- Dispensing with power : soaring -- Straight up : vertical take-offs and hovering -- Stoop of the falcon : predation and aerial combat -- Biology meets technology head-on : ornithopters and human-powered flight
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (296 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813548616
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2520000000007879
  • (EBL)896114
  • (OCoLC)593315853
  • (SSID)ssj0000344475
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11232317
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000344475
  • (PQKBWorkID)10308354
  • (PQKB)10020249
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC896114
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse19713
  • (EXLCZ)992520000000007879

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