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Edition:
1st United States ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Pantheon Books, c2013.
Description:
xii, 404 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Falling Upwards tells the story of the enigmatic group of men and women who first risked their lives to take to the air, and so discovered a new dimension of human experience. Why they did it, what their contemporaries thought of them, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet in wholly unexpected ways is its subject.-- Publisher's description.
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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Voices overhead -- The falling dream -- Fiery prospects -- Airy kingdoms -- Angel's eye -- Wild west wind -- Spies in the sky -- Gigantic voyages -- Vertical explorations -- Mariners of the upper atmosphere -- Paris airborne -- Extreme balloons -- Epilogue -- Classic balloon accounts.
  
LCCN:
2013011128
ISBN:
9780307379665
0307379663
Other Number:
827258453
Control Number:
3142234
  
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