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When giants roamed the sky : Karl Arnstein and the rise of airships from Zeppelin to Goodyear

Author: A Dale Topping; Eric Brothers
Publisher: Akron, Ohio : University of Akron Press, ©2000.
Series: Ohio history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Karl Arnstein's life was defined by the world wars which shattered Europe. But for these cataclysmic events, his life's work might have been far different." "From Zeppelin in Germany to Goodyear in Akron, Ohio, Arnstein participated in the design and development of more airships than any other engineer." "He could have been a philosopher or mathematician, but a desire to be practical attracted Arnstein to civil  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Topping, A. Dale (Alanson Dale), 1917-1993.
When giants roamed the sky.
Akron, Ohio : University of Akron Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606428196
Named Person: Karl Arnstein; Karl Arnstein
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Dale Topping; Eric Brothers
ISBN: 9781884836695 1884836690 1884836704 9781884836701
OCLC Number: 44868848
Description: xii, 276 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Early influences --
The Zeppelin phenomenon --
The stress analyst in Friedrichshafen --
Love and war --
Post-war transitions --
and the Americans --
A Zeppelin for America --
A winter of discontent --
Farewell to Friedrichshafen --
Twelve disciples in the New World --
Investigations and inventions --
The competition --
The patented hanger --
A Goodyear Zeppelin to buiild --
USS Akron, the new queen of the Air --
Cause for concern --
Into the stratosphere --
All eyes on the Macon --
New challenges, new directions --
Goodyear-Zeppelin becomes Goodyear Aircraft --
Post-war into cold war --
The legacy : Up ship!
Series Title: Ohio history and culture.
Responsibility: Dale Topping ; edited by Eric Brothers.

Abstract:

"Karl Arnstein's life was defined by the world wars which shattered Europe. But for these cataclysmic events, his life's work might have been far different." "From Zeppelin in Germany to Goodyear in Akron, Ohio, Arnstein participated in the design and development of more airships than any other engineer." "He could have been a philosopher or mathematician, but a desire to be practical attracted Arnstein to civil engineering. This knowledge spared him from the horrors of trench warfare, and a favorable impression he made on airship pioneer Count Zeppelin unexpectedly took him from the front to an aircraft factory in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Here Arnstein adapted his analysis of utilitarian structures fixed firmly to the ground to examination of flying structures, the Zeppelins." "And it is not just for his contributions to Zeppelin design that Arnstein should be remembered. His story is in many ways the story of airship building in the early decades of the twentieth century. And his legacy endures in the Goodyear blimps which are the tire company's corporate icons and the symbols of Akron's important airship heritage."--BOOK JACKET.
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