Falling upwards : how we took to the air / Richard Holmes.
- ISBN: 9780307379665
- ISBN: 0307379663
- Description: xii, 404 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
- Edition: 1st United States ed.
- Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2013.
- 11 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
- 1 copy at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
0 current holds with 11 total copies.
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|Marblehead||Adult Nonfiction||629.1332 HOLMES 2013 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
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|Saugus||Adult Nonfiction||387.732 Holmes (Text to phone)||Available||-|
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|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Contents Note:|| 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.
|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.