Preface.- Part I - Fluid Dynamics in Action.- Chapter 1 - Airborne Creatures.- Chapter 2 - Human Innovation.- Chapter 3 - Aquatic Creatures.- Part II - Evolution of Theory.- Chapter 4 - Hydrodynamic Theorists.- Chapter 5 - Aerodynamic Theorists.- Part III - Scale Model Testing Begins.- Chapter 6 - William Froude.- Chapter 7 - David Watson Taylor.- Chapter 8 - Early Aviators.- Chapter 9 - The Wright Brothers.- Chapter 10 - Rocketmen.- Part IV - Model Testing Today.- Chapter 11 - Computational Fluid Dynamics.- Glossary.- Bibliography.
Gina Hagler is a freelance writer and member of the National Association of Science Writers, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Her scientific interests range from the history of scientific discoveries to the science of sports, with a special focus on the rapid introduction of new technologies at the start of the twentieth century. Her work has been published in a number of venues and she blogs regularly about science and technology at synthesisblog.wordpress.com.
From the reviews: "Science writer Hagler begins with an introduction to fluid dynamics, focusing on birds, bats, insects, seeds, etc. The author then discusses ships and airplanes. She addresses the history of fluid dynamics in some detail. ... the book does contain some good writing and interesting information on the history of technology. Summing Up: Recommended. ... General readers and professionals/practitioners." (A. M. Strauss, Choice, Vol. 51 (5), January, 2014)