Two years ago, Capt. Sumner published the first of his two volumes on “The Science of Flight and its Practical Application”, in which he confined his attention to the development of airships and kite balloons, the scientific principles involved, and the construction and equipment of such machines. This second volume completes the review of the subject, and though his descriptions refer almost entirely to work done in Great Britain, there is a short historical chapter dealing with the early work of Lilienthal, Langley, Orville and Wilbur Wright, and other pioneers, and also with some of the memorable flights of recent years.
The Science of Flight: Aeroplanes, Seaplanes and Aero Engines.
By Capt. P. H. Sumner. Pp. xv + 292. (London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1928.) 25s. net.
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The Science of Flight: Aeroplanes, Seaplanes and Aero Engines . Nature 124, 8 (1929). https://doi.org/10.1038/124008b0