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Like Sex with Gods: An Unorthodox History of Flying (Centennial of Flight Series) Bayla Singer

Like Sex with Gods: An Unorthodox History of Flying (Centennial of Flight Series)

Bayla Singer

Published May 8th 2003
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Kindle Edition
232 pages
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Rather than merely tracing the factual prehistory of flight up to the success of the Wright Brothers, Singer considers the interaction and influence of our dreams, fantasies, culture, and technology on the ageold quest to fly. At first a monopoly ofMoreRather than merely tracing the factual prehistory of flight up to the success of the Wright Brothers, Singer considers the interaction and influence of our dreams, fantasies, culture, and technology on the ageold quest to fly. At first a monopoly of the gods, flight came to interest humanity as a way to free itself from the physical and intellectual bonds of the earth. The mythology of flight eventually gives way to the pursuit of actual flight. Singer shows in detail the many flying machines that have been created, including balloons, gliders, and kites.