Gloucester: Sawyer Free Library


Falling upwards : how we took to the air / Richard Holmes.


  • ISBN: 9780307379665
  • ISBN: 0307379663
  • Description: xii, 404 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st United States ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2013.

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Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 387.732/Holmes (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW TL 616 .H65 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers New Books TL 616 H65 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult New Nonfiction NEW 629.1332 HOLMES 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 07/28/2014
Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) 387.732 Holmes (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

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.
Subject: Balloonists > History.
Ballooning > History.