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Aviation Engines: Design, Construction, Operation, and Repair

Nature volume 101, page 242 (30 May 1918) | Download Citation



THE author expresses the desire in his preface that this book shall prove of use to men in the aviation section of the U.S. Signal Corps and to students who wish to become aviators or aviation mechanicians. The subject is obviously one beset with difficulties and restrictions at the present time; not only is practice changing with bewildering rapidity, but much of the information which it would be most useful to impart it is now impossible to print in any book purchasable by the public. These limitations must in fairness be borne in mind when a book on this subject is reviewed, but there are sections of it to which such considerations do not apply, and which can properly be judged on their merits—as it happens, it is in these sections that the main defects of the book are found to lie.

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