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Social Forces in England and America

作者 H. G. Wells
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 Social Forces in England and America:,Thetelephonebellringswiththepetulantpersistencethatmarksatrunkcall,andIgoinfromsomeineffectualgymnasticsonthelawntodealw

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內容簡介 The telephone bell rings with the petulant persistence that marks a trunk call, and I go in from some ineffectual gymnastics on the lawn to deal with the irruption. There is the usual trouble in connecting up, minute voices in Folkestone and Dover and London call to one another and are submerged by buzzings and throbbings. Then in elfin tones the real message comes through: "Blériot has crossed the Channel.... An article ... about what it means."I make a hasty promise and go out and tell my friends.From my garden I look straight upon the Channel, and there are whitecaps upon the water, and the iris and tamarisk are all asway with the south-west wind that was also blowing yesterday. M. Blériot has done very well, and Mr. Latham, his rival, had jolly bad luck. That is what it means to us first of all. It also, I reflect privately, means that I have underestimated the possible stability of aeroplanes. I did not expect anything of the sort so soon. This is a good five years before my reckoning of the year before last.We all, I think, regret that being so near we were not among the fortunate ones who saw that little flat shape skim landward out of the blue; surely they have an enviable memory; and then we fell talking and disputing about what that swift arrival may signify. It starts a swarm of questions.First one remarks that here is a thing done, and done with an astonishing effect of ease, that was incredible not simply to ignorant people, but to men well informedin these matters. It cannot be fifteen years ago since Sir Hiram Maxim made the first machine that could lift its weight from the ground, and I well remember how the clumsy quality of that success confirmed the universal doubt that men could ever in any effectual manner fly.Since then a conspiracy of accidents has changed the whole problem; the bicycle and its vibrations developed the pneumatic tyre, the pneumatic tyre rendered a comfortable mechanically driven road vehicle possible, a motor-car set an enormous premium on the development of very light, very efficient engines, and at last the engineer was able to offer the experimentalists in gliding one strong enough and light enough for the new purpose.

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書名 / Social Forces in England and America
作者 / H. G. Wells
簡介 / Social Forces in England and America:,Thetelephonebellringswiththepetulantpersistencethatmarksatrunkcall,andIgoinfromsomeineffectualgymnasticsonthelawntodealw
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9798743558537
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9798743558537
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 25.4X20.3X1.2CM
重量(g) / 440.0
語言 / 3:英文
級別 / N:無
頁數 / 218
裝訂 / P:平裝