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Flight without formulae: how and why an aeroplane flies explained in simple language

Alfred Cotterill Kermode

Flight without formulae: how and why an aeroplane flies explained in simple language

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Published by Pitman in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aeronautics -- Popular works.,
  • Airplanes -- Piloting.

  • Edition Notes

    Stamped on t.p.: Distributed by Sportshelf, New Rochelle, N.Y.

    Statementby A. C. Kermode.
    SeriesA Without formulae book
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTL546.7 .K45 1967
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 291 p.
    Number of Pages291
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5652577M
    LC Control Number68092912

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