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Edges faded, bottom edge lightly stained, 1 inch tear along jacket spine head. 1922 Hard Cover. xiii, 214 pp. 8vo. Includes aerial photographic views of Niagara Falls and the Italian Alps, and several black-and-white drawings. The airplane is now, owing to the experimentation and ingenuity of many nations and inventors, a highly perfected scientific machine, but hitherto comparatively little scientific attention has been devoted to that equally vital necessity of aviation - the aviator. Professor McComas seeks to remedy this lack in this suggestive and stimulating volume. He discusses the necessary personal equipment of an aviator from both the physiological and psychological points of view. The senses employed by an aviator, the organs in the body which control those senses, the nerve-system which controls those organs, and the factors which, in turn, control the nerves are examined, with a view of discovering why an efficient aviator is efficient and what particular type of man is best fitted for the career - and further, how this fitness may be preserved and increased. This is a book which opens up a fresh and most important aspect of the Science of Aviation, and should be in the hands of everyone in any way connected with flying whether as amateur or as professional.