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CONTENTS
FOREWORD

PART I. THE EVOLUTION OF THE AEROPLANE
I. THE PERIOD OF LEGEND
II. EARLY EXPERIMENTS
III. SIR GEORGE CAYLEY — THOMAS WALKER
IV. THE MIDDLE NINETEENTH CENTURY
V. WENHAM, LE BRIS, AND SOME OTHERS
VI. THE AGE OF THE GIANTS
VII. LILIENTHAL AND PILCHER
VIII. AMERICAN GLIDING EXPERIMENTS
IX. NOT PROVEN
X. SAMUEL PIERPOINT LANGLEY
XI. THE WRIGHT BROTHERS
XII. THE FIRST YEARS OF CONQUEST
XIII. FIRST FLIERS IN ENGLAND
XIV. RHEIMS, AND AFTER
XV. THE CHANNEL CROSSING
XVI. LONDON TO MANCHESTER
XVII. A SUMMARY, TO 1911
XVIII. A SUMMARY, TO 1914
XIX. THE WAR PERIOD — I
XX. THE WAR PERIOD — II
XXI. RECONSTRUCTION
XXII. 1919-20

PART II. 1903-1920: PROGRESS IN DESIGN
I. THE BEGINNINGS
II. MULTIPLICITY OF IDEAS
III. PROGRESS ON STANDARDISED LINES
IV. THE WAR PERIOD

PART III. AEROSTATICS
I. BEGINNINGS
II. THE FIRST DIRIGIBLES
III. SANTOS-DUMONT
IV. THE MILITARY DIRIGIBLE
V. BRITISH AIRSHIP DESIGN
VI. THE AIRSHIP COMMERCIALLY
VII. KITE BALLOONS

PART IV. ENGINE DEVELOPMENT
I. THE VERTICAL TYPE
II. THE VEE TYPE
III. THE RADIAL TYPE
IV. THE ROTARY TYPE
V. THE HORIZONTALLY-OPPOSED ENGINE
VI. THE TWO-STROKE CYCLE ENGINE
VII. ENGINES OF THE WAR PERIOD

APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B
APPENDIX C

About the Author
"Evelyn Charles Henry Vivian (1882 – May 21, 1947) was the pseudonym of Charles Henry Cannell, a British editor and writer." -- Wikipedia

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