EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed AUTHOR John McPhee


  • Paperback
  • 192
  • The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed
  • John McPhee
  • English
  • 05 May 2020
  • 9780374516352

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Summary The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed Read & Download The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ John McPhee Plane and the rigid airship huge wingless moving slowly through the lower sky John McPhe. A short book about the long uest to build an airship that could rival airplanes It reads like a long New Yorker feature and its style is classic McPhee with long musing uotes an amazing flashback to the glory days of the Hindenburg and the tiny state of New Jersey transformed into the most fascinating jungle of human eccentricity on Earth

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The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed

Summary The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed Read & Download The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ John McPhee This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft a hybrid of the. I m not sure that a reader without a modicum of technical knowledge concerning aviation a working vocabulary of aeronautics and an understanding of the rudiments of flying would enjoy this as much as I did My father is a retired aeronautical engineer a lifelong model airplane designerbuilderracer a private pilot and the the one who taught me my first word airplane and I ve been flying in and fascinated by small planes my whole life with one flight lesson to my credit as well so I am predisposed to enjoy this account of the rise and fall of the idea of a radical experimental flying machine sans wings the Aereon 26But even a reader with just the barest interest in the subject matter treated upon here should be able to find something to their liking within these pages McPhee uses words in most delightful ways as always His characterizations of the principles are particularly good in Deltoid I found it really interesting that the whole Aereon endeavor was conceived of and shepherded by a series of devout Presbyterians who saw the development of a viable dirigible freight industry as right livelihood in the service of their self imposed Christian missions They envisioned 100meter LTA shipping vessels carrying massive uantities of supplies and euipment on missionary expeditions across the globe Both Monroe Drew and William Miller the founder and subseuent president respectively were ordained Presbyterian ministers each of whom saw their work as sacred duty a vocation combining religion and aviation ordained by God Not my cup of tea to be sure but it made me wonder how many other scions and wanna be scions of industry see their businesses as being in service of and sanctioned by their GodThe one big disappointment of the book after 140 pages of aeronautical theological and psychological minutia was the wrap up McPhee used literally 12 of 1 paragraph to end the story of the would be wingless aircraft That was very disappointingNevertheless a uick entertaining and interesting read I think anyone interested in a little known backwater of aviation history would enjoy it particularly if you don t mind a fair bit of technical jargon and a goodly chunk of Christian mumbling as would fans of McPhee s inimitable proseI found the religiosity of the principles to be irritating in the whole and apparently I m not the only one not everyone at the Aereon Corporation saw prayers at business meetings and other trappings of their pious proselytizing partners as beyond the pale Interestingly and not surprisingly it looks from a uick perusal of the Aereon Corp website that the technology they were developing in the 1950s 70s the subject of this book is not being utilized in the humanitarian way intended by the early corporate visionaries but has instead been turned to a military application Sigh

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Summary The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed Read & Download The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ John McPhee E chronicles the perhaps unfathomable perseverance of the aircraft's sucessive progenito. This was a uick easy random read that I picked up in a bar in Nicaragua It had an odd cover and it looked a bit like science fiction but claimed to be a true story so I decided to give it a readNot only does in contain a short but thorough feeling summary of airship usage in United States history and slightly abroad it also reveals astounding facts about the usage and stats of airships that once dominated the sky and makes me really really want to ride in a dirigibleThe only thing disappointing about the tale is the ending not because it was poorly written but because of how the true tale ended Have you seen any rigid airships or semi rigid airships in the air over the United States in your life other than the Goodyear Blimp Well than you can kind of guess how the attempt to revamp the industry endedWhy it ended that way is still left as a bit of a uestionI plan to be in Jersey soon where I believe the old US Navy giant airship hangars are still standing I may have to pay them a visit if it looks worth checking out


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