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British Airships – Past, Present and Future

This antiquarian volume contains a fascinating discussion of airships, dealing with those of the past, present, and future. Full of interesting information on the airship's history, development, design, and manufacture, this book will appeal to those with a keen interest in aviation and its history, and it would make for a wonderful addition to any collection. The chapters of this book include: 'Airship Design', 'Handling and Flying of Airships', 'Housing Accommodation For Airships', 'Early Airships and their Development to the Present Day', 'France', 'Germany', 'Italy', 'British Airships Built by Private Firms', 'Partridge's Airship', 'Hugh Belle's Airship', et cetera. We are republishing this antiquarian book now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Dave Dashaway and His Giant Airship, Or, a Marvellous Trip Across the Atlantic

The Dave Dashaway series focused on aerial adventures. Dave Dashaway continues to explore new horizons and to stay one step ahead of his nemesis! In ?Dave Dashaway and His Giant Airship or A Marvelous Trip Across the Atlantic" Dave Dashaway is back, this time trying to beat Jerry Dawson in an airship race across the Atlantic Ocean, avoiding armed gunmen, fire, sharks, and all of the dangers of the open skies. From ghosts to stowaways, you won't want to stop until Dave's feet are safely on solid ground. How the giant airship was constructed and how the daring young aviator and his friends made the hazardous journey through the clouds from the new world to the old, is told in a way to hold the reader spellbound.

Flight of the Silver Ship

David Ellison, with little money but much stalwart pride and sturdy ambition. Wally Cram, possessed with the idea that money will bring him everything; and he has plenty of money. Red Ryan, a young Irish mechanic with magic in his fingers and a fund of wit. All three are bound for a school for apprentices for lighter-than-air craft. David passes the entrance examinations; Wally fails in the tests; Red gets his job in the air plant. Three years pass. We find David and Red grown older, wiser, more stabilized, still at the air plant and now discussing the flight of the Silver Ship, a giant dirigible nearing completion in its hanger. Wally appears. He has heard the Silver Ship needs more backing. He puts enough capital into the venture to assure himself a place on her round-the-world flight. He will now be a dazzling figure in the public eye. When the majestic ship leaves her hanger, David is a pilot and Red a mechanic aboard her. When she returns in nineteen days, she holds the record for a world flight. Wally is a very humble rich man, David a victorious pilot and inventor, and Red Ryan the friend that "sticketh tighter than a brother."

Hartmann the Anarchist; Or, the Doom of the Great City

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. IN THE STREETS OF THE BURNING CITY. Thus far I had fared unexpectedly well. By the luckiest of chances I had alighted without having been observed, and this was the more remarkable seeing that the Park swarmed with noisy multitudes which I could not have sighted from the trap-hole. Not thirty yards from my landing-place some brawl or outrage was in progress, and the deep curses of men mingled with the shrieks and appeals of women told me that it was no mild one. As I neared the Bayswater Road, I came upon crowds of fugitives from the fire, and the almost equally cruel mob, now master of the streets. Delicate ladies and children, invalids shivering in their wraps, aristocrats, plutocrats, and tradespeople were huddled into groups of the oddest imaginable composition. Many of the men carried weapons, and it was well for them and their convoys when they did so, for bands of ruffians were prowling round robbing, insulting, and murdering at random. One savage brute rushed at me, but a seasonable click of my revolver sufficed to sober him. All this time I was being devoured by anxiety. The terrible licence here boded no good for Carshalton Terrace, always supposing the Northertons had received no benefit from the guarded hints given to Mrs. Hartmann. Bearing in mind my interview with the old lady, I had grave cause to fear that these hints had been far too vaguely worded, in which case nothing was more likely than that they had been ignored. Who, unless clearly warned, would have looked for a revolution so sudden and mysterious as this? f lartmann had wished to spare his mother new revelations during his short visit, but he had of course wished also to warn her of these impending horrors. He might have well fallen between two...

My Airships : The Story of My Life

My Airships : The Story of My LifeTwo young Brazilian boys strolled in the shade, conversing. They were simple youths of the interior, knowing only the plenty of the primitive plantation where, undisturbed by labour-saving devices, Nature yielded man her fruits at the price of the sweat of his brow.They were ignorant of machines to the extent that they had never seen a waggon or a wheelbarrow. Horses and oxen bore the burdens of plantation life on their backs, and placid Indian labourers wielded the spade and the hoe.Yet they were thoughtful boys. At this moment they discussed things beyond all that they had seen or heard."Why not devise a better means of transport than the backs of horses and of oxen?" Luis argued. "Last summer I hitched horses to a?barn door, loaded it with sacks of maize, and hauled in one load what ten horses could not have brought on their backs. True, it required seven horses to drag it, while five men had to sit around its edges and hold the load from falling off.""What would you have?" answered Pedro. "Nature demands compensations. You cannot get something from nothing or more from less!""If we could put rollers under the drag, less pulling power would be needed.""Bah! the force saved would be used up in the labour of shifting the rollers.""The rollers might be attached to the drag at fixed points by means of holes running through their centres," mused Luis. "Or why should not circular blocks of wood be fixed at the four corners of the drag?... Look, Pedro, yonder along the road. What is coming? The very thing I imagined, only better! One horse is pulling it at a good trot!" The first waggon to appear in that region of the interior stopped, and its driver spoke with the boys.

The Airship Boys’ Ocean Flyer, or New York to London in Twelve Hours (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from The Airship Boys' Ocean Flyer, or New York to London in Twelve Hours The editor thought a moment, glanced at the clock on the wall where the hands pointed to eleven and then said. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Dreadnought of the Air

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.