Clipping the Clouds: How Air Travel Changed the World

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313059454
Pages : 216 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Clipping the Clouds: How Air Travel Changed the World written by Marc Dierikx and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008-06-30 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mixing in elements of pop culture, Dierikx provides a chronological history of the evolution of air travel. He covers the significant challenges and developments in air transportation for a specific period, starting with how and why aviation came to play an important role in international politics and economic relations. He follows with an examination of how improvements in technology influenced existing concepts of distance, created new travel patterns, and what effect the growth in numbers of passenger and cargo had on air transportation. Finally, Dierikx looks at how airlines have become increasingly detached from national interests and state control, concluding with an overview of the current state of air travel, and a description of the role air transportation played in the creation of a global society. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, it is difficult to imagine our world without aircraft. Airplanes are everywhere, and rapid air transport has become one of the necessities of our time. Yet one of the peculiarities of powered flight is that it has stayed in the public focus for over a century. Clipping the Clouds looks at the history of aviation in a challenging new way, covering not just the technology, but the way aviation has interacted with society since its very beginnings. Mixing in pop culture—each chapter opens and closes with an excerpt from a movie that depicts elements of air transport illustrating the chapter's theme—Dierikx provides a chronological history of the evolution of air travel since 1919. He covers the significant challenges and developments in air transportation for each of four chronological periods, starting with how and why aviation came to play an important role in international politics and economic relations. He follows with an examination of how improvements in technology influenced existing concepts of distance, created new travel patterns, and what effect the growth in numbers of passenger and cargo had on air transportation. Finally, Dierikx looks at how airlines have become increasingly detached from national interests and state control, concluding with an overview of the current state of air travel and a description of the role air transportation has played in the creation of a global society.

Geschichte der Zukunft des Verkehrs

Publisher : Campus Verlag
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ISBN : 9783593357669
Pages : 348 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (357 users)

Download or read book Geschichte der Zukunft des Verkehrs written by Hans-Liudger Dienel and published by Campus Verlag. This book was released on 1997 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deutsches Museum - Verkehr im Kopf: Interpretationen eines sozialen Phänomens - Gescheiterte historische Entwürfe zum Verkehr - Historische Entwürfe des öffentlichen Verkehrs - Historische Entwürfe zum individuellen Autoverkehr - Die Zukunft des Verkehrs: Verkehrsentwürfe an der Schwelle zum 21. Jahrhundert.

Government Birds

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 074250123X
Pages : 307 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (742 users)

Download or read book Government Birds written by Martin Staniland and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first comparative study of the complicated history of relations between the state and the air transport industry in Europe, this book travels from the earliest scheduled flights down to the era of liberalization and privatization in the 1990s. Martin Staniland concentrates on four key countries-France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom-exploring both the sources of support for airlines in Europe and the reasons why public ownership lost favor as the industry expanded. The author concludes by considering the crises and restructuring experienced by national airlines in the 1980s and 1990s, and by exploring the related political battles over liberalization and privatization. Visit our website for sample chapters!

German Fighter Aircraft in World War I

Publisher : Casemate
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ISBN : 1612006205
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (612 users)

Download or read book German Fighter Aircraft in World War I written by Mark C. Wilkins and published by Casemate. This book was released on 2019-11-19 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This fully illustrated volume explores German military aviation during WWI through archival photographs and authentically detailed replicas. Fighter aircraft were developed during World War I at an unprecedented rate, as nascent air forces sought to achieve and maintain air supremacy. German manufacturers innovated at top speed, while constantly scrutinizing the development of new enemy aircraft. The Germans also utilized the concept of modular engineering, which allowed them to disassembled or reassembled their aircraft quickly in the field. The pinnacle of their aeronautical innovations was the iconic Fokker D VII—the only aircraft specifically mentioned in the Treaty of Versailles, which forbade Germany from building it after the war. German Fighter Aircraft in World War I explores how German fighter aircraft were developed during the war, the advancements and trials that made the Fokker D VII possible, and the different makes and types of aircraft. Using unpublished images including photographs of surviving aircraft, archive images, and models and replicas, this volume shows details of aircraft that were kept top secret during the war. Extensively illustrated with 140 photos and ten color profiles, this is will be essential reading for all WWI aviation enthusiasts and modelers.

Anthony Fokker

Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
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ISBN : 1588346153
Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (588 users)

Download or read book Anthony Fokker written by Marc Dierikx and published by Smithsonian Institution. This book was released on 2018-04-03 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comprehensive biography of Anthony Fokker, the famed Dutch pilot and daredevil aviator Anthony Fokker: The Flying Dutchman Who Shaped American Aviation tells the larger-than-life true story of maverick pilot and aircraft manufacturer Anthony Fokker. Fokker came from an affluent Dutch family and developed a gift for tinkering with mechanics. Despite not receiving a traditional education, he stumbled his way into aviation as a young stunt pilot in Germany in 1910. He survived a series of spectacular airplane crashes and rose to fame within a few years. A combination of industrial espionage, luck, and deception then propelled him to become Germany's leading aircraft manufacturer during World War I, making him a multimillionaire by his midtwenties. When the German Revolution swept the country in 1918 and 1919, Fokker made a spectacular escape to the United States. He set up business in New York and New Jersey in 1921, and shortly thereafter became the world's largest aircraft manufacturer. The U.S. Army and Navy acquired his machines, and his factories equipped legendary carriers such as Pan American and TWA at the dawn of commercial air transport. Yet despite his astounding success, his empire collapsed in the late 1920s after a series of ill-conceived business decisions and deeply upsetting personal dramas. In 1927, aviator Richard Byrd solicited a Fokker three-engine plane to be the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic. The plane was damaged on a test flight and Charles Lindbergh beat him to it. Lindbergh's solo adventure in the Spirit of St. Louis earned him--and cost Fokker--a lasting place in the history books. Using previously undiscovered records and primary sources, Marc Dierikx traces Fokker's extraordinary life and celebrates his spectacular achievements.

Flying the Flag

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1349269514
Pages : 284 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (349 users)

Download or read book Flying the Flag written by H. Dienel and published by Springer. This book was released on 1999-01-12 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the end of World War II, European airlines have revealed their own operational style. By analyzing seven European flag-carriers, Dienel and Lyth provide a comparative study of the airline business, covering government policy, aircraft procurement, network growth, commercial performance and collaboration with other airlines and transport modes. This study also seeks to explain why national flag-carriers have survived in an age of globalization and strategic alliances. A concluding chapter views the contrasting American air transport industry.

Mobility in History

Publisher : Alphil-Presses universitaires suisses
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ISBN : 294048970X
Pages : 260 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (94 users)

Download or read book Mobility in History written by Laurent Tissot and published by Alphil-Presses universitaires suisses. This book was released on 2009-12-01 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For decades scholars in diverse fields have examined problems in the history of mobility. Their diversity was their strength but also their limitation, as disciplinary boundaries impeded the exchange of ideas that lets scholarship flourish. Since 2003 the International Association for the History of Traffic, Transport and Mobility (T2M) has served as a free-trade zone, fostering a new interdisciplinary vitality in a now-flourishing field. Now, with the publication of its first yearbook, T2M has surveyed these gains in the form of a comprehensive state-of-the-art review of research in the field. Here, twenty-seven scholars in the history of mobility, from sixteen countries and five continents, present synopses of recent research. Besides reviews of research in thirteen countries, contributions also include thematic reviews relating mobility to the environment, automobile fetishism, race, gender, and other transnational themes. All in all, more than sixty scholars within and beyond T2M cooperated in this project, making it a truly collective work.

Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations

Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN : 9781438430133
Pages : 1190 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (43 users)

Download or read book Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations written by Hans Krabbendam and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2009-09-09 with total page 1190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive history of bilateral relations between the Netherlands and the United States.

Unconnected Transport Networks

Publisher : Campus Verlag
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ISBN : 9783593376615
Pages : 216 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (376 users)

Download or read book Unconnected Transport Networks written by Hans-Liudger Dienel and published by Campus Verlag. This book was released on 2004 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

A History of Modern Tourism

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1350307092
Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book A History of Modern Tourism written by Eric Zuelow and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-10-26 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, yet leisure travel is more than just economically important. It plays a vital role in defining who we are by helping to place us in space and time. In so doing, it has aesthetic, medical, political, cultural, and social implications. However, it hasn't always been so. Tourism as we know it is a surprisingly modern thing, both a product of modernity and a force helping to shape it. A History of Modern Tourism is the first book to track the origins and evolution of this pursuit from earliest times to the present. From a new understanding of aesthetics to scientific change, from the invention of steam power to the creation of aircraft, from an elite form of education to family car trips to see national 'shrines,' this book offers a sweeping and engaging overview of a fascinating story not yet widely known.

The Biographical Turn

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1315469553
Pages : 222 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (315 users)

Download or read book The Biographical Turn written by Hans Renders and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-09-13 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Biographical Turn showcases the latest research through which the field of biography is being explored. Fifteen leading scholars in the field present the biographical perspective as a scholarly research methodology, investigating the consequences of this bottom-up approach and illuminating its value for different disciplines. While biography has been on the rise in academia since the 1980s, this volume highlights the theoretical implications of the biographical turn that is changing the humanities. Chapters cover subjects such as gender, religion, race, new media and microhistory, presenting biography as as a research methodology suited not only for historians but also for explorations in areas including literature studies, sociology, economics and politics. By emphasizing agency, the use of primary sources and the critical analysis of context and historiography, this book demonstrates how biography can function as a scholarly methodology for a wide range of topics and fields of research. International in scope, The Biographical Turn emphasizes that the individual can have a lasting impact on the past and that lives that are now forgotten can be as important for the historical narrative as the biographies of kings and presidents. It is a valuable resource for all students of biography, history and historical theory.

Globalizing Automobilism

Publisher : Berghahn Books
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ISBN : 1789204623
Pages : 856 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (789 users)

Download or read book Globalizing Automobilism written by Gijs Mom and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2020-08-07 with total page 856 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why has “car society” proven so durable, even in the face of mounting environmental and economic crises? In this follow-up to his magisterial Atlantic Automobilism, Gijs Mom traces the global spread of the automobile in the postwar era and investigates why adopting more sustainable forms of mobility has proven so difficult. Drawing on archival research as well as wide-ranging forays into popular culture, Mom reveals here the roots of the exuberance, excess, and danger that define modern automotive culture.

Reframing the Diplomat

Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 9004359591
Pages : 370 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (4 users)

Download or read book Reframing the Diplomat written by Albertine Bloemendal and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-02-05 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reframing the Diplomat offers a unique perspective on the unofficial realm of Cold War transatlantic relations by analysing the diplomatic role of the Dutch Atlanticist Ernst van der Beugel both as a government official and as a private diplomat.

Eddie Rickenbacker

Publisher : JHU Press
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ISBN : 9780801882449
Pages : 668 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (882 users)

Download or read book Eddie Rickenbacker written by W. David Lewis and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2005-12-08 with total page 668 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looks at the life and career of the World War I flying ace, including his establishment of Eastern Airlines as a major carrier and his resignation under pressure in 1963.

International Solidarity in the Low Countries during the Twentieth Century

Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN : 3110635194
Pages : 414 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (11 users)

Download or read book International Solidarity in the Low Countries during the Twentieth Century written by Kim Christiaens and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-10-12 with total page 414 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the 20th century, a variety of social movements and civil society groups stepped into the arena of international politics. This volume collects innovative research on international solidarity movements in Belgium and the Netherlands, and places these movements prominently in debates about the history of globalization, transnational activism, and international politics.

Business History around the World

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1139438530
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (139 users)

Download or read book Business History around the World written by Franco Amatori and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-09-18 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 2003 book offered the first in-depth international survey of contemporary research and debates in business history. Over the two decades leading to its publication, enormous advances had been made in writing the history of business enterprise and business systems. Historians are documenting and analyzing the evolution of a wide range of important companies and systems, their patterns of innovation, production, and distribution, their financial affairs, their political activities, and their social impact. Each essay is written by a prominent authority who provides an assessment of the state and significance of research in his or her area. This volume is a reference work that will be of immense value to historians, economists, management researchers, and others concerned to access the latest insights on the evolution of business throughout the world.

Aviation in the Literature and Culture of Interwar Britain

Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030605558
Pages : 350 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (3 users)

Download or read book Aviation in the Literature and Culture of Interwar Britain written by Michael McCluskey and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-12-01 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Aviation in the Literature and Culture of Interwar Britain looks at the impact of aviation in Britain and beyond through the 1920s and 1930s. This book considers how in this period flying went from a weapon of war to an extensive industry that included civilian air travel, air mail delivery, flying shows and campaigns to create ‘airmindedness’. Essays look at these developments through the work of writers, filmmakers and flyers and examines the airminded modernism that marked this radical period. Its fourteen chapters include studies of texts by Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, Elizabeth Bowen, W.H. Auden, T.H. White and John Masefield; accounts of the annual RAF Display at Hendon and the Schneider Trophy; and the achievements of celebrity flyers such as Amy Johnson. This collection provides a fresh perspective on the interwar period by bringing analysis of aviation and airmindedness to the study of British literature, history, modernism, mobilities and the history of technology and transportation.