Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology

Airports, Cities, and the Jet Age

US Airports Since 1945

Authors: Bednarek, Janet R.

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  • Provides the first analysis of the growth of the airport as an economic, environmental, security, and technological force in American cities
  • Written by one of the leading historians on airports and airlines in the United States
  • Appeals to urban historians, historians of policy and industry development, and modern American historians
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This book explores the relationship between cities and their commercial airports.  These vital transportation facilities are locally owned and managed and civic leaders and boosters have made them central to often expansive economic development dreams, including the construction of architecturally significant buildings.  However, other metropolitan residents have paid a high price for the expansion of air transportation, as battles over jet aircraft noise resulted not only in quieter jet engine technologies, but profound changes in the metropolitan landscape with the clearance of both urban and suburban neighborhoods.  And in the wake of 9/11, the US commercial airport has emerged as the place where Americans most fully experience the security regime introduced after those terrorist attacks. 


About the authors

Janet R. Bednarek is a professor of history at the University of Dayton, USA where she teaches classes in both urban and aviation history.  She is the author of several books including America’s Airports: Airfield Development Since 1918 as well as articles on American urban and transportation history.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Airports, Cities, and the Jet Age

    Bednarek, Janet R.

    Pages 1-9

  • Chapter One: From 30,000 Feet: Airports and Aviation History Since 1945

    Bednarek, Janet R.

    Pages 13-47

  • Chapter Two: Closer to Ground Level: Airport Ownership and Finance

    Bednarek, Janet R.

    Pages 49-92

  • Chapter Three: Response to the Jet Age: Federal–Local Interaction and the Shaping of the Aviation Landscape

    Bednarek, Janet R.

    Pages 95-117

  • Chapter Four: Airports for the “Jet Set”: Expansion, Iconic Architecture, and Airport Malls

    Bednarek, Janet R.

    Pages 119-148

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-31195-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-31194-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-80987-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Airports, Cities, and the Jet Age
Book Subtitle
US Airports Since 1945
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31195-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31195-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31194-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80987-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 291
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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