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Flying Cars: The Extraordinary History of Cars Designed for Tomorrow's World

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Flying Cars: The Extraordinary History of Cars Designed for Tomorrow's World

By  Patrick J. Gyger , Contribution by  Francis Valery
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This book may sound like a work of science fiction, but it's all true. Cars designed to be flown and aircraft designed to be driven have been created surprisingly often, particularly in the United States, where the unfettered optimism of the 1930s and 1950s allowed such fanciful ideas to flourish from time to time. This handsome book covers the subject in depth for the first time, revealing the stories of many doomed ventures, supported by a wealth of intriguing photographs together with wonderful artwork from comics, popular science magazines and science-fiction novels.

Patrick J. Gyger is best described as a 'science-fiction expert'. Since 1999 he has been the director of Maison d'Ailleurs (translated as "House of Elsewhere"), a Swiss museum housing one of the world's largest collections of literature relating to science fiction, utopia and extraordinary journeys.

ISBN: 9780857330918

ISBN-10: 9780857330918

Publisher: Haynes Publishing

Publication Date: 08/01/2011 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/01/2011 - 12:00am

Pages: 192

Language: English

Categories

Automotive - History

Future Studies