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Aërial Navigation: proceedings of the International Conference held at Chicago, August 1893

    Abstract

    AN International Conference on aërial navigation formed one of the series of Congresses which were held in Chicago during the summer of 1893. The meetings proved to be successful, and the volume in which the proceedings are recorded shows that facts and positive knowledge, rather than speculations or descriptions of things “in the air,” were the order of the day. Some thirty-five papers were presented, each containing an account of observations and results of experiments carried out by scientific men or experienced engineers. These papers and the discussions upon them are now published in a volume uniform with Mr. Chanute's treatise on “Flying Machines,” previously noticed in NATURE (vol. 1. p. 569, 1894). Both show that many of the problems of aeronautics and aviation are being treated scientifically. The present volume is of special interest to meteorologists, for it contains several papers on the exploration of the upper atmosphere.

    Aërial Navigation: proceedings of the International Conference held at Chicago, August 1893.

    Pp. 429. (New York: American Engineer Office. London: Sampson Low, Marston, & Co., 1894.)

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