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Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly

Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly (Hardback)

By Browning, Richard

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Two years ago, former city trader and Royal Marines reservist Richard Browning began inventing the world's first `Iron Man-like' jet suit, the Daedalus mk1. What followed was a joy-fuelled exploration into a new, supposedly impossible realm of human flight, and the realisation of... a dream that has long been the reserve of CGI superheroes and science-fiction fantasies. In redefining manned flight, Browning has become an exhilarating example of how grass-roots innovation can push the boundaries of possibility. Since launching in March 2017, Richard's company Gravity Industries has received global media attention and reached over a billion people, set a Guinness World Record and attracted investment from the backers of Tesla. Capturing imaginations around the world, Browning has won fans including Tom Cruise, Richard Branson and James Dyson, and become a fixture of global events from TED to WIRED Live. And he's only just getting started. For readers of Adrian Newey's How to Build a Car and Chris Hadfield's An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Learning to Fly will tell the inspiring story of how Browning realised the science-fiction dream of personal flight, and will equip readers with the principles of creativity and innovation that transform moonshot ideas into realities.
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ISBN 9781787630895
Released NZ 6 May 2021
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781787630895
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Bantam Press
Released 6 May 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Browning, Richard
Category Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Business Strategy
Aerospace & Aviation Technology
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 629.14
Weight 488g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Personal propulsion units - Design and construction
NBS Text Autobiography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly