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Title:
Speed achievements : land, sea, and air : a century of conquest
Author:
Graves, Richard, 1926-2002.
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Publication Information:
Osceola, WI : MBI Pub. Co., 1998.
Physical Description:
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780760306796
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV1019 .G73 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ
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Summary

A remarkable celebration of mankind's quest for supremacy on land, at sea and in the air includes the century's greatest technological achievements and introduces the personalities who made them happen. From the first Paris-Bordeaux road race in 1895 to the most recent assault on the world land-speed record; from the Wright Brothers' 1903 flight to Neil Armstrong's 1969 moonwalk; from the advent of trans-Atlantic liners to the first solo circumnavigation of the globe; from steam locomotives to streamliners, this fascinating book covers all aspects of speed achievement. In addition to a wealth of splendid archival photography, the book also features key names in fields as diverse as auto racing, aviation, and rocketry -- from Stirling Moss to Chuck Yeager to Wernher von Braun.


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