How To Fly A Horse

Author: Kevin Ashton
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Drawing on examples from art, science, business, and invention, from Mozart to the Muppets, Archimedes to Apple, Kandinsky to a can of Coke, How to Fly a Horse is a passionate and immensely rewarding exploration of how “new” comes to be ...

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The Illustrated American

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II EN I)arius Green of classic fame trusted his precious body to his flying machine,
the treacherous product of his skill disappointed all his schemes to 'astonish the
nation and all creation” by suddenly landing him on his head in the barnyard. “
Say, D'rius' how do you like ... Only by overcoming this lightness and learning the
secret of sustained flight of a body which, like the bird, is a thousand times as
heavy as the air, can successful air navigation be accomplished. In this direction
the ...

Scientific American

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Holland was wasted by the sea ; but Von Guericke invented the air pump and
Huyghens discovered a satellite of Saturn, the Journal des Savants was issued,
and the Royal Society was founded. The peace of ... Rembrandt died in 1669; but
Brandt discovered phosphorus, and Newton invented the reflecting telescope. ....
Geology teaches us the history of the worlds, the story of the days of creation, the
method of development, and the construction of our own terrestrial home. It points
 ...

Eliza Cook S Journal

Author: Eliza Cook
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For him—to quote a couplet that e rather prides himself upon-- The fair aspects of
creation fly, Beheld through Indigestion's yellow eye. It is a question with some
whether science has given It is not a question with Algernon, who unhesitatingly
condemns every new invention, abhors railways and the steam-engine as
destructive to the ideal of life. This age is an express engine; we ... some of its
modern achievements. The flying horse of the Indian, mounted by the Prince of
Persia, in the ...

Harper S Weekly

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This was the pessimistic opinion expressed to me recently by a French Professor
of Natural History after witnessing an afternoon's trials of the Voisin aeroplane at
Issy-Moulineaux. ... while speeding along at twenty miles an hour, for a quarter of
a' mile, was wonderful enough, and filled one with hope that at last the secret of k.
iation was within measurable distance of being discovered, but the professor
shook his head, and related such wonderful facts about bird flight, illustrating his
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Hobbies

Author: Otto C. Lightner
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Wilkins foresaw the airplane — a "flying Chariot" — the phonograph as a "trunk or
hollow pipe . . . that shall preserve the voice entirely for certain hours or days,"
though he doubted that it could be invented. He forecast the telegraph by ...
Returning to that ever- fascinating theme, the discovery of a new planet or
cosmos, it may be added that Lucian of Samosta in the second century A. D.
wrote two stories of trips to the moon: True History and Icaromenippus. Ariosto, in
his Orlando ...