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The History of Air Cargo and Airmail from the 18th Century
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The History of Air Cargo and Airmail from the 18th Century (Hardback)
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This is the first and so far only comprehensive work on this subject over a 200 year period in the English language.
It was first published in French by the Institut du Transport Aérien in 1998 and received very favourable reviews. Through the publication of the English language edition, this remarkable work is now accessible to many more readers around the world. In addition, the author has expanded the book with new sections and he has extensively updated it to bring the story of air cargo into the twenty first century, concluding with a look into the future.
The author, Camille Allaz, served as Senior Vice President Cargo at Air France for 10 years which gave him an insider's close-up view of his subject, a privilege not enjoyed by many historians.
There is no aspect of mail or cargo transport by air that has not been thoroughly researched and documented by Allaz, from the first brief transport of animals by balloon in France in 1783 to the vast global networks of the integrated express carriers in the 21st century. As a true scholar, he fits his narrative into the larger framework of political, military, economic and aviation history. This book should stand for years as the definitive work on the history of air cargo and airmail, and will be of immense value to the academic community, to the air cargo industry, the postal services, and to the general public.
Camille Allaz has contributed greatly to our knowledge and understanding of the fascinating and complex story of those colourful persons and exciting events that transformed the slow, laborious and uncertain transportation of letters and goods into the reliable, speedy systems of airmail and air cargo that serve us today.



BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesManufacturing industriesAviation manufacturing industryBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesTransport industriesAerospace & air transport industriesTransportAircraft: general interestTransportTransport technology & tradesAerospace & aviation technology Publisher: Christopher Foyle Publishing Publication Date: 01/01/2005 ISBN-13: 9780954889609  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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A comprehensive book on the topic. But the size and weight of the book itself make it looks more like a collectible on a bookshelf, very difficult to actually pick it up and read it.

- 18/06/2013
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