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Wings of wood, wings of metal : culture and technical choice in American airplane materials, 1914-1945

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Schatzberg, Eric, 1956-
Wings of wood, wings of metal : culture and technical choice in American airplane materials, 1914-1945
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, c1999
xv, 313 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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Contents

[Cover] [Wings of wood, wings of metal]

[Half-title] Wings of wood, wings of metal, pp. [i]-[ii]

[Title page] Wings of wood, wings of metal: culture and technical choice in American airplane materials, 1914-1945, pp. [iii]-[iv]

[Dedication], pp. [v]-[vi]

Contents, pp. [vii]-[viii]

List of tables, pp. [ix]-[x]

List of figures, pp. [xi]-xii

Acknowledgements, pp. [xiii]-[xvi]

[Half-title] Wings of wood, wings of metal, pp. [1]-[2]

1. Materials, symbols, and ideologies of progress, pp. [3]-21

2. Engineering enthusiasm: World War I and the origins of the metal airplane, pp. [22]-43

3. Metal and its discontents, pp. [44]-63

4. An old role for the military: government support for metal airplane construction, pp. [64]-95

5. Metal and commercial aviation i: Henry Ford takes flight, pp. [96]-113

6. Neglected alternative i: plywood stressed-skin construction, pp. [114]-134

7. Persistence pays off: military success with metal airplanes, pp. [135]-154

8. Metal and commercial aviation ii: the triumph of the all-metal airliner, pp. [155]-174

9. Neglected alternative ii: synthetic resin adhesives, pp. [175]-191

10. World War II and the revival of the wooden airplane, pp. [192]-222

11. Epilogue: culture and composite materials, pp. [223]-232

Notes, pp. [233]-304

Index, pp. [305]-313 ff.

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