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Airplanes and America: A Geographic History of Aviation

History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Campus Center
Chairman's Room

Professor Robertson's talk will use photographs and maps to explore the various ways airplanes have shaped three areas: 1) fuel, aluminum, and other resource use; 2) the spatial arrangement of people and things on the planet; and 3) American knowledge about the natural world. Examples come from the entire twentieth century, but the emphasis will be on the transition to jets in the 1950s and 1960s.

Suggested Audiences: College, Adult, Elders

E-mail: huaweb@wpi.edu

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