Otto Lilienthal. It includes over fascinating drawings, graphs, and diagrams, as well as engineering analyses, and many historic photographs of Lilienthal flying-in the s, as well as a handy index. After a comprehensive scientific study of how birds fly, Lilienthal recognized the superiority of curved wing surfaces, and then developed a theory of flight. From to he designed, built, and flew a series of hanggliders, becoming the first man to fly.
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The two Lilienthals, born in the town of Anklam, were from childhood devoted to mechanics, and also to natural history. Otto gained practical knowledge as a mechanic in the works of Schuarlzkopf in Berlin, while his brother was educated as an architect. Watching the flight of the storks which abounded about their home seems to have eiven them their first taste for the problems which afterwards occupied so much of their attention.
By Otto Lilienthal. With a biographical introduction and addendum by Gustav Lilienthal. Translated from the second edition by A. London: Longmans, Green, and Co. Price 9 s. Reprints and Permissions. Nature 86, Download citation. Issue Date : 29 June By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines.
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