One of the leading aeronautical engineers of our time has written a delightful autobiography in the form of a stream of anecdotes -- from a boyhood in Minnesota, through graduate study at Caltech, to chief of aerodynamics at Northrop during World War II, and on to found the Graduate School of Aeronautical Engineering at Cornell. He includes a full chapter of stories -- "some of them true" -- about his mentor Theodore von Karman.
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This autobiography,written by one of the aeronautical world's great characters and contributors, is mostly a chronological series of memoirs and anecdotes about all the very interesting and colorful people who have been associated with Bill Sears during his outstanding career. They are the giants of aeronautical research and development: von Karman, Millikan, H-S Tsien,Biot, Malina, C-C Lin, Liepmann, Northrop, R.T. Jones (and a host of others). --W.J. Rainbird, Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal
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Book Description Parabolic Press, Inc., 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110915760045