[MOBI] ↠ The Aeropleustic Art, or Navigation in the Air by the Use of Kites, or Buoyant Sails | By ñ George Pocock #2020


  • Title: The Aeropleustic Art, or Navigation in the Air by the Use of Kites, or Buoyant Sails
  • Author: George Pocock
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The Aeropleustic Art, or Navigation in the Air by the Use of Kites, or Buoyant Sails By George Pocock A treatise on the ropleustic art, or Navigation in the air, by the use of kites, or buoyant sails with a description of the charvolant, or kite carriage And containing numerous most amusing and interesting anecdotes connected with several extraordinary excursions both by sea and land With characteristic illustrations, drawn on stone An unusual book primarily concernedA treatise on the ropleustic art, or Navigation in the air, by the use of kites, or buoyant sails with a description of the charvolant, or kite carriage And containing numerous most amusing and interesting anecdotes connected with several extraordinary excursions both by sea and land With characteristic illustrations, drawn on stone An unusual book primarily concerned with the use of kites in transport Still a Boy with the Boys , as stated in the dedication, George Pocock was a schoolmaster at Prospect Place Academy, a school in Bristol He has been described as the father of kite traction since his main extra curricular interest was inventions and kites, exploring Things unattempted yet The book details the origin and history of the invention, going back to his own childhood Experimenting with kites and stones, Pocock wondered and grew ambitious The book continues with accounts of Pocock s experiments with kites, for example using kites to pull boats Pocock also explains the mechanics, construction and the power of kites He then propounds several uses for them Their application by sea included serving as auxiliary sails to the navy, trading vessels and merchant men He also suggests using kites in the case of a shipwreck, using them to drop anchor Pocock does, however, acknowledge that portions of the plan are not practicable Most notably, Pocock invented and patented the charvolant , a carriage that would be pulled by two kites attached by controllable lines, rather than horses The name for this apparatus came for the French for kite, cerf volant, and the French for carriage, char This carriage could allegedly reach speeds of twenty miles per hour The book discusses journeys from Bristol to Marlborough stating that they beat one of the London stages to Marlborough by twenty five minutes, even though the stage had a fifteen minute head start Of this journey Pocock comments This mode of travelling is of all others the most pleasant privileged with harnessing the invincible winds, our celestial tandem playfully transpierces the clouds, and our mystic moving car swiftly glides along the surface of the scarcely indented earth while beholders, snatching a glance at the rapid but noiseless expedition, are led to regard the novel scene rather as a vision than a reality.
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