This book is designed to be a primary text for courses in aviation history and development and aviation in America. The seventeen chapters inThe American Aviation Experience: A Historyrange chronologically from ancient times through the Wright brothers through both world wars, culminating with the development of the U.S. space program. Contributors also cover balloons and dirigibles, African American pioneers in aviation, and women in aviation. These essayistsleading scholars in the fieldpresent the history of aviation mainly from an American perspective. The American Aviation Experienceincludes 335 black-and-white photographs, two maps, and an appendix, "Leonardo da Vinci and the Science of Flight.".Brady, Tim is the author of 'American Aviation Experience A History', published 2001 under ISBN 9780809323715 and ISBN 0809323710.