The Riddle of Richard Pearse The Story of New Zealand's Pioneer Aviator and Inventor

Author(s): Gordon Ogilvie

Transport and Maritime | Secondhand

Softback. 264 pages. SECONDHAND

A self-taught, backyard mechanic from a remote New Zealand farm, Richard Pearse was not only among the first to leave the ground in a heavier-than-air machine, but was conducting his experiments at the same time as the Wright brothers. He acomplished a powered takeoff in his own aircraft, possibly as early as 31 March 1903. First published in 1973 this is the revised edition 1994.


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General Fields

  • : 9780790003295
  • : Reed Publishing Ltd
  • : January 2003
  • : Auckland
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gordon Ogilvie
  • : Softcover
  • : 264