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Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution

Simine Short


French-born and self-trained civil engineer Octave Chanute designed America's two largest stockyards, created innovative and influential structures such as the Kansas City Bridge over the previously “unbridgeable” Missouri River, and was a passionate aviation pioneer whose collaborative approach to aeronautical engineering problems helped the Wright brothers take flight. Drawing on a trove of archival material and exclusive family sources, this book is the first detailed examination of Chanute's life and his immeasurable contributions to the fields of engineering and transportation, from the g ... More

Keywords: civil engineer, Octave Chanute, stockyard, Kansas City Bridge, Missouri River, aviation pioneer, aeronautical engineering, transportation, airplane

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036316
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036316.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simine Short, author