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Schatzberg, Eric, 1956- / Wings of wood, wings of metal : culture and technical choice in American airplane materials, 1914-1945
(c1999)

Contents,   pp. [vii]-[viii]


Page [vii]

Contents
List of Tables                                                   ix
List of Figures                                                   xi
Acknowledgments                                                  xiii
1. Materials, Symbols, and Ideologies of Progress                 3
2. Engineering Enthusiasm: World War I and the Origins of
the Metal Airplane                                               22
3. Metal and Its Discontents                                     44
4. An Old Role for the Military: Government Support for
Metal Airplane Construction                                      64
5. Metal and Commercial Aviation I: Henry Ford Takes Flight      96
6. Neglected Alternative I: Plywood Stressed-skin Construction  114
7. Persistence Pays Off: Military Success with Metal Airplanes  135
8. Metal and Commercial Aviation II: The Triumph of the
All-metal Airliner                                              155
9. Neglected Alternative II: Synthetic Resin Adhesives          175
10. World War II and the Revival of the Wooden Airplane         192
11. Epilogue: Culture and Composite Materials                   223
Notes                                                           233
Index                                                           305


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