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Men and Machines: Service Attachés as Procurers of Information on Personnel and Materiel

Matthew S. Seligmann

in Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261505
eISBN:
9780191718618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261505.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the intelligence information supplied by the service attachés on technical military and naval matters. It demonstrates that a great deal of useful and accurate information was ... More


Gasbags: Development of the Navy LTA Program

Geoffrey L. Rossano

in Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034881
eISBN:
9780813038841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034881.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the development of the lighter-than-air aviation (LTA) program. While American involvement in LTA activities before 1917 had been limited, such was not the case in Europe ... More


| 1829–33 | 1829–33 The Literary Critic: The Airship

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0046
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Hans Christian Andersen's education is prompted by Ørsted's patronage, and his entry at the University is hampered by his literary début. Andersen is examined by Ørsted. Ørsted founds a literary ... More


The New Machines: Walter Wellman and Robert Peary

in The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226721842
eISBN:
9780226721873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226721873.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the arctic expeditions led by Walter Wellman and Robert Peary, both of whom, through their expeditions, labored to align themselves and their expeditions with the American ... More


Satellites and Spires

Fred Taylor

in Exploring the Planets: A Memoir

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199671595
eISBN:
9780191819650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671595.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

After graduating from Liverpool University, the author looked for an opportunity to take a job or a higher degree in some aspect of space science. He discovered that a group at Oxford University is ... More


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