The pre-scientific period -- The pioneers of aeronautical science -- Origin and development of the non-dirigible balloon -- The beginnings of the aeroplane -- The growth of aerodynamic knowledge and the work of the great gliders -- The unsuccessful inventors -- Wilbur and Orville Wright -- The evolution of the airship.
126 pages, 6 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 19 cm
Cecil Brown. 1927. The conquest of the air an historical survey, 15-1528. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).