Jet Pack History: New Book Features The Search For Individual Lift Devices (PHOTOS)

Steve Lehto's new book The Great American Jet Pack: The Quest for the Ultimate Individual Lift Device ($24.95, Chicago Review Press) looks at science's attempt to create the perfect individual lift device.

Below are 11 images from the book, with captions by Lehto. If this is the future... here are your jet packs.

11 Crazy Jet Packs