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The Wright brothers and the invention of the aerial age by Tom D. Crouch

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Published by National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Wright, Wilbur, -- 1867-1912,
  • Wright, Orville, -- 1871-1948,
  • Aeronautical engineers -- United States -- Biography,
  • Aeronautics -- United States -- History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementTom D. Crouch and Peter L. Jakab.
GenreBiography
ContributionsJakab, Peter L.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTL540.W7 C7824 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23270742M
ISBN 100792269853
LC Control Number2002044924

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