Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. Aerial Locomotion by E. H. Harper and Allan Ferguson was first published in 1911. The volume presents a statement of the technical principles underlying aeronautics. An introduction by G. H. Bryan is also included.
Preface; Introduction; 1. General principles; 2. Propellers and motors; 3. Stability and control of aeroplanes; 4. Model aeroplanes and gliders; 5. Aeroplanes; 6. Dirigibles; 7. Historical; 8. Conclusion; Index.