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A Guide to Morton Grosser's Manuscript for Gossamer Odyssey: The Triumph of Human Flight

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University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
December 2011


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Grosser, Morton
Title: Morton Grosser's Manuscript for Gossamer Odyssey: The Triumph of Human Flight
Dates: Circa 1983
Abstract: Typescript manuscript of Morton Grosser's book, Gossamer Odyssey: The Triumph of Human Flight.
Extent: 0.25 Linear feet. 1 box.
Identification: MS Group 133
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Morton Grosser is a scientist, engineer, and venture capitalist. He was born in 1942, and received two engineering degrees from MIT and his Ph.D. from Stanford.


Scope and Content

Typescript manuscript of Morton Grosser's book, Gossamer Odyssey: The Triumph of Human Flight, which was published by Houghton-Mifflin in 1983. There are 389 numbered pages followed by a 9-page appendix which includes a reprint for an October 1978 brochure for a competition for a man powered flight from England to France sponsored by the Royal Aeronautical Society, and an 8 page bibliography. No corrections appear on this undated typescript.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Morton Grosser's Manuscript for Gossamer Odyssey: The Triumph of Human Flight, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Human powered aircraft



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