First in Fly

Drosophila Research and Biological Discovery

Author: Stephanie Elizabeth Mohr

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674971019

Category: Science

Page: 270

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A single species of fly, Drosophila melanogaster, has been the subject of scientific research for more than one hundred years. Stephanie Elizabeth Mohr explains why this tiny insect merits such intense scrutiny, and how laboratory findings made first in flies have expanded our understanding of human health and disease.

The Wright Brothers

First in Flight

Author: Tara Dixon-Engel,Mike Jackson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402749544

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

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A biography of the Wright brothers, who became famous as the inventors of the airplane.

First to Fly

Author: Robert R. Moulton

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 119

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An account of eighteen-year-old Todd Nelson's experiment, "Insect in Flight Motion Study," which was the first student experiment ever to fly aboard a manned space shuttle flight.

The Wright Brothers

First in Flight

Author: Samuel Willard Crompton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438104316

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 117

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In December 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made history by embarking on the first controlled airplane flight among the dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, thus opening up an era of aviation throughout the world. This title is part of the "Milestones in American History" series.

First to Fly

The Story of the Lafayette Escadrille, the American Heroes Who Flew for France in World War I

Author: Charles Bracelen Flood

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 080219138X

Category: History

Page: 256

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“The compelling story of the squadron of adventurous young American pilots who were among the first to engage in air combat” (Tampa Bay Times). In First to Fly, lauded historian Charles Bracelen Flood draws on rarely seen primary sources to tell the story of the daredevil Americans of the Lafayette Escadrille, who flew in French planes, wore French uniforms, and showed the world an American brand of heroism before the United States entered the Great War. As citizens of a neutral nation from 1914 to early 1917, Americans were prohibited from serving in a foreign army, but many brave young souls soon made their way into European battle zones. It was partly from the ranks of the French Foreign Legion, and with the sponsorship of an expat American surgeon and a Vanderbilt, that the Lafayette Escadrille was formed in 1916 as the first and only all-American squadron in the French Air Service. Flying rudimentary planes, against one-in-three odds of being killed, these fearless young men gathered reconnaissance and shot down enemy aircraft, participated in the Battle of Verdun and faced off with the Red Baron, dueling across the war-torn skies like modern knights on horseback. “First to Fly shows us that there was something noble and honorable about the Escadrille, men who did not turn against their own country but put their lives up to fight for a cause, not because they had to but because it was the right thing to do.” —The Wall Street Journal

First to Fly

North Carolina and the Beginnings of Aviation

Author: Thomas C. Parramore

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807854709

Category: Transportation

Page: 388

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A remarkable story filled with dreamers, inventors, scoundrels, and pioneering pilots, First to Fly recounts North Carolina's significant role in the early history of aviation. Beginning well before the Wright brothers' first powered flight at Kill

The Next Crash

How Short-Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety

Author: Amy L. Fraher

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080147048X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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If you are one of over 700 million passengers who will fly in America this year, you need to read this book. The Next Crash offers a shocking perspective on the aviation industry by a former United Airlines pilot. Weaving insider knowledge with hundreds of employee interviews, Amy L. Fraher uncovers the story airline executives and government regulators would rather not tell. While the FAA claims that this is the "Golden Age of Safety,” and other aviation researchers assure us the chance of dying in an airline accident is infinitesimal, The Next Crash reports that 70 percent of commercial pilots believe a major airline accident will happen soon. Who should we believe? As one captain explained, “Everybody wants their $99 ticket,” but “you don’t get [Captain] Sully for ninety-nine bucks" Drawing parallels between the 2008 financial industry implosion and the post-9/11 airline industry, The Next Crash explains how aviation industry risk management processes have not kept pace with a rapidly changing environment. To stay safe the system increasingly relies on the experience and professionalism of airline employees who are already stressed, fatigued, and working more while earning less. As one copilot reported, employees are so distracted “it’s almost a miracle that there wasn’t bent metal and dead people” at his airline. Although opinions like this are pervasive, for reasons discussed in this book, employees’ issues do not concern the right people—namely airline executives, aviation industry regulators, politicians, watchdog groups, or even the flying public—in the right way often enough. In contrast to popular notions that airliner accidents are a thing of the past, Fraher makes clear America is entering a period of unprecedented aviation risk.

Canton's Pioneers in Flight

Author: Kimberly A. Kenney

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439614148

Category: History

Page: 160

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Canton boasts a rich aviation heritage, reaching back to the earliest pioneers of flight. Local resident Frank S. Lahm founded the Aero Club of Ohio here and his son Frank P. Lahm worked with the Wright brothers on some of their earliest test flights. William Martin's monoplane, the first single-wing airplane in the world, was invented here. Other Canton firsts include Martin's wife Almina, the world's first female airplane pilot; Bernetta Miller, one of the first women to earn a pilot's license; and Louise Timken, the first woman to own and operate a private jet. The Timken Company developed a steel alloy here that allowed planes to fly at higher altitudes.

First to Fly

How Wilbur & Orville Wright Invented the Airplane

Author: Peter Busby,David Craig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781897330524

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Looks at the lives of the Wright brothers, from their childhood interest in flight, through their study of successful gliders and other flying machines, to their triumphs at Kitty Hawk and beyond. Reprint.

Basic Fly Fishing

All the Skills and Gear You Need to Get Started

Author: Jon Rounds

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811746682

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 120

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Selecting the rod, reel, line, leader, and flies to fill the trout fly box with step-by-step photos and instructions on the forward cast, sidearm cast, roll cast, and slack-line cast and includes six knots you need to know.

First! 14 Songs About Inventive, Interesting, and Innovative People

Cd Kit (Book & Cd)

Author: Sally K. Albrecht,Jay Althouse,Tim Hayden

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739039571

Category: Music

Page: 52

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Who invented the potato chip? Designed the escalator? Or wrote the first published English dictionary? The answers to these and other "firsts" are included in the songs of this creative and educational songbook. Your students will learn as they sing about inventors and personalities such as the Wright Brothers, Alexander Graham Bell, Neil Armstrong, and Julia Child. Learn even more with the supplementary background/profile information included for each song. It's a true cross-curricular songbook that is First! and foremost, a rewarding musical experience! Recommended for grades 3 and up. 100% reproducible. Lyric Sheets and Profile Pages included. Can be used as a songbook or as a program (approximately 45 minutes). Chord symbols included.

Young Orville and Wilbur Wright

First to Fly

Author: Andrew Woods

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606023665

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A simple biography of the brothers who launched the air age in 1903 when their flying machine stayed in the air for twelve seconds.

Dawn Over Kitty Hawk

The Novel of the Wright Brothers

Author: Walter J. Boyne

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429910674

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The names Wilbur and Orville Wright stand out in history as the inventors of the airplane, but lost in history are those who in the closing years of the nineteenth century and the first years of the twentieth shared the same passion: to develop the first powered aircraft. Some spent entire lives and fortunes chasing the dream, including men like the embittered Augustus Herring, who'd flown a heavier than air machine for several seconds in 1898; the pompous Samuel Pierpont Langley, of the Smithsonian Institution, who was backed by the US War Department, and even the legendary American inventor Alexander Graham Bell. These men, along with European competitors such as Louis Blériot, chased what many believed to be the impossible dream of manned, powered flight. But the Wright Brothers were the first to succeed, thanks to a combination of courage, genius, and downright stubbornness! Many followed in their footsteps, including such arch-competitors as Glenn Curtiss. The Wright Brothers' father was a huge factor who dominated their lives, trying to control their every thought and action. A bishop of the United Brethren Church, Milton Wright wanted his sons to succeed in their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, not risk their lives. Bishop Wright saw no reason for his sons to risk everything on an isolated, windy beach in faraway North Carolina a beach called Kitty Hawk. He tried to quash their dream, but Orville and Wilbur rebelled, ultimately proving the impossible by flying on December 17, 1903. They brought the dawn of aviation, the industry that dominated the twentieth century and set the stage for the space race. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


The Science of Fly-fishing

Author: Stan L. Ulanski

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813922102

Category: Science

Page: 204

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The foundations of fly-fishing history, literature, and mechanics are firmly anchored in the disciplines of science, yet until now there has been no comprehensive work that integrates scientific components into the sport of angling for trout and other game fish. The Science of Fly-Fishing fills that void. Stan L. Ulanksi presents the basic elements of the physical and biological sciences in a way that helps the reader see their practical application to fishing. The Science of Fly-Fishing is designed for anglers—whether they have any formal background in science or not—who are curious about the relevance of science to their sport. The angling-related scientific concepts revealed in the book require no more of the reader than a good dose of common sense and a willingness to expand his or her fly-fishing knowledge. Ulanski’s thoughtful explorations of topics such as the physics of fly casting, the angler’s environment, the diet of trout, and the role of lake geology and biology will help anglers reach a greater understanding of and appreciation for the natural aquatic home of their quarry. Stan L. Ulanski is Professor of Geology and Environmental Science at James Madison University.

First to Fly

The Unlikely Triumph of Wilbur and Orville Wright

Author: James Tobin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780719557385

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 433

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This is the story of how the obscure but brilliant and determined Wilbur Wright, and his brother Orville, beat rich, powerful and sometimes unscrupulous rivals to become the first to fly. At the turn of the 20th century, as Wilbur Wright himself said, men by common consent adopted flight as the standard of impossibility. Intense, brilliant, determined, Wilbur and his brother Orville seized that challenge for their own. They were obscure bicycle makers from Ohio who went to a deserted Atlantic beach to devise the world's first aeroplane, and they faced keen competition from far more prominent men, equally driven to make history. First came Samuel Langley, head of the Smithsonian Institution, the odds-on favourite to fly first. Under intense public scrutiny, his ponderous aerodrome dropped into the icy Potomac River like a handful of mortar just nine days before the Wrights' unheralded first flight at Kitty Hawk. Yet the Wrights were so obscure they were all but ignored. So for six years they fought for recognition - flying a full circle before the disbelieving French, competing against Alexander Graham Bell, and finally against the motorcyclist Glenn Curtiss, fastest man in the world. In the final showdown with Curtiss in 1909, Wilbur Wright circled Manhattan above a million ecstatic spectators. The brothers' place in history was assured. Using his research in the rich archives of aviation, James Tobin pulls readers back to a time when flight seemed simultaneously crazy and tantalizing, drawing them along the Wrights' twisting path of trial, error and breakthrough. No one, Orville later remarked to Charles Lindbergh, quite understands the spirit of those times.

How to Fly-Fish

Author: Cliff Hauptman

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811731379

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 113

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Rods, reels, lines, leaders, knots, flies, waders, and other equipment you'll need to start fly fishing Demystifies fly fishing and shows you how to keep it simple The ten most versatile flies for freshwater fishing, plus detailed illustrations that show necessary gear, flies, and how to tie knots Fly fishing has a reputation for being complex and difficult, and it can be both fascinating and intimidating to newcomers. This book covers the basic essentials of what you need to get started and then, when you're ready to take on more, shows you how to explore further. Soon-to-be fly fishers will find this a useful introduction.


Spey Flies & How to Tie Them

Author: Bob Veverka

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811762343

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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Elegant and graceful, Spey flies originated on the River Spey in northeastern Scotland and are well over 150 years old. Author Bob Veverka gives the history and background on classic Spey, Dee, Don, Eagle, and Steelhead Spey patterns, including step-by-step tying instructions.

Take to the skies Learning to fly 1916 style

Author: .

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291591249

Category: History

Page: 204

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Long lost from view, the discovery of this early manual is a revelation. Learn what it was like to be in the cockpit in 1916, where the levers were and how to reach them, how to balance the wings, how to-get the thing into the sky all ... amazing. CALLENDER HISTORY