John D. Anderson, Jr., is the curator for aerodynamics at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and the Glenn L. Martin Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the department of aerospace engineering, University of Maryland.
"Will interest anyone who has ever wondered what lies behind the miracle of flight." -- Journal of Technology Studies
"He deserves much credit for a clearly written and succinct book that readers will find... accessible and affordable." -- William F. Trimble, Technology and Culture
"Inventing Flight can be recommended to all, specialist scholar or inquisitive layperson, interested in how the airplane became a reality in the early 20th century after millennia of dreams." -- Choice
"At once an enjoyable and solid resource... Offers a short, comprehensive look at the roots of flying... [and] bridges the gap between the extremely technical and the superficial examinations of aerodynamics." -- Christian Gelzer, Journal of Transport History