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Wright, Orville 1871-1948

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Works: 1,195 works in 2,084 publications in 9 languages and 95,371 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  History  Sources  Archives  Pictorial works  Children's films  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Editor, Performer, Other
Classifications: TL540.W7, B
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Most widely held works about Orville Wright
 
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Most widely held works by Orville Wright
The Wright brothers : how they invented the airplane by Russell Freedman( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 3,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives of the Wright brothers and describes how they developed the first airplane
Miracle at Kitty Hawk; the letters of Wilbur and Orville Wright by Wilbur Wright( Book )

14 editions published between 1951 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur (1867-1912) and Orville (1871-1948) Wright made the first controlled, sustained flights in a power-driven airplane. Relying on the facilities of a bicycle repair shop in Dayton, Ohio, they had constructed, alone, the world's first flying machines
The papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright, including the Chanute-Wright letters and other papers of Octave Chanute by Wilbur Wright( Book )

10 editions published between 1953 and 2001 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The published writings of Wilbur and Orville Wright by Wilbur Wright( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and German and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter L. Jakab and Rick Young bring together for the first time nearly seventy of Wilbur and Orville Wright's published writings into a single, annotated reference. Spanning the decades from the brothers' turn-of-the-century experiments with gliders until Orville's death in 1948, the articles describe the design of their aircraft, early test flights, and camp life at Kitty Hawk. Other pieces discuss technical subjects, such as airplane stability and the relationship of weight, speed, and power. As the airplane evolved, the brothers frequently commented on such subjects as the future of commercial aviation and air travel, sport flying, air safety, and military aviation."--Jacket
How we invented the airplane by Orville Wright( Book )

15 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretter om hvorledes brødrene Wright byggede deres flyvemaskine, der blev det første bemandede fly, der fløj ved egen motorkraft
Communications and transportation( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the impact of the inventions of Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford and the Wright Brothers, which established the foundation for today's giant communications and transportation industries
The Wilbur and Orville Wright papers : at the Library of Congress( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright whose pioneering work led to the world's first powered, controlled, and sustained flight. Features correspondence, diaries and notebooks, scrapbooks, drawings, printed matter, and other documents, as well as the Wright brothers' collection of glass-plate photographic negatives
The early history of the airplane by Orville Wright( Book )

4 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This small book features a collection of three articles written by the Wright Brothers between 1901 and 1913. The first article, "The Wright Brothers' Aeroplane," is an account of the brothers' childhood and early interest in flight through the Kitty Hawk years. The second article, penned by Orville, is a detailed account of the first successful flight on December 17, 1903. The final article in the book, written by Wilbur, is the earliest. Written in 1901, it predates the first flight and was composed when the brothers were still working with gliders
How we made the first flight by Orville Wright( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The full text of an essay by American aviation pioneer Orville Wright (1871-1948) entitled "How We Made the First Flight" is presented. Wright discusses how he and his brother Wilbur made their first successful flight in a motor-powered airplane near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Wright discusses the initial preparation, weight and thrust, the flight testing at Kitty Hawk, the propeller shaft trouble, the first attempt, and the final preparations
Flug by Wilbur Wright( Book )

4 editions published in 1909 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stability of aeroplanes by Orville Wright( Book )

2 editions published between 1914 and 1915 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five years ago : How we made the first flight by Orville Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of early aviation by Wilbur Wright( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JACKSON, G.: Airplane Cantata( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Brüder Wright; eine Studie über die Entwicklung der Flugmaschine von Lilienthal bis Wright by A Hildebrandt( Book )

1 edition published in 1909 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airborne at Kitty Hawk; the story of the first heavier-than-air flight made by the Wright brothers December 17, 1903 by Michael Harrison( Book )

2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretter om flyvningens begyndelse og her navnlig om brødrene Wright
Reid, Wright and be Happy : pan-jazz from Trinidad and Tobago by Ron Reid( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overwinning op vleugels. wilbur en orville wright leerden ons vliegen by Henri Hegener( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in Dutch and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright by Wilbur Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Wright brothers : how they invented the airplane
Alternative Names
Lai-tʻe, O-wei-erh

Lai-tʻe, O-wei-erh 1871-1948

Laite, Aoweier 1871-1948

les frères Wright (famille)

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Orville Wright US-amerikanischer Flugpionier und Flugzeugbauer

Wright, bracia.

Wright brothers

Wright (frères)

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Wright, Orville 1871-1948

Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912

Орвил Райт

Орвил Рајт

Орвілл Райт американський піонер авіації

ריט, אוריל 1871-1948

라이트, 오빌 1871-1948

라이트, 윌버 1867-1912

라이트 형제

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来特, 奥维尔 1871-1948

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Miracle at Kitty Hawk; the letters of Wilbur and Orville WrightThe papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright, including the Chanute-Wright letters and other papers of Octave ChanuteThe published writings of Wilbur and Orville WrightHow we invented the airplaneA history of early aviationThe Bishop's boys : a life of Wilbur and Orville WrightTo conquer the air : the Wright Brothers and the great race for flight