From Pilcher to the Planets

Cameron, D., Galbraith, R.A. and Thomson, D.G. (2003) From Pilcher to the Planets. University of Glasgow: Glasgow, UK. ISBN 085216778X

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Scotland has made an early, effective and remarkable contribution to aviation, enabling enormously improved travel and communications. The authors have told in a colourful and authoritative account the significance played by inventors, pilots and pioneers at a time when heavier-than-air-flight involved tremendous risks to life and limb. This book honours the participants and tells in great detail the story of how aviation developed in Scotland, and it comes at a particularly relevant time as there is a risk that, with controlling interests of multi-national companies existing outside Britain, the important jobs being undertaken by Scots in this field may not necessarily receive the recognition which they deserve. Everyone who has an interest in Scotland's heritage will be grateful to have access to the information in this highly entertaining, well written account. The historic University of Glasgow where Percy Pilcher, Britain's first aviator taught, is home to the only Department of Aerospace Engineering in Scotland - educating aerospace engineers and conducting internationally renowned programmes of research.

Item Type:Books
Additional Information:Helen Boocock;; 0141 330 6143 In file
Keywords:Department of Aerospace Engineering History
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thomson, Dr Douglas and Galbraith, Professor Roderick
Authors: Cameron, D., Galbraith, R.A., and Thomson, D.G.
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Publisher:University of Glasgow

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