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    Falling upwards : how we took to the air / Richard Holmes.
    by Holmes, Richard, 1945-
    New York : Pantheon Books, c2013.
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  • Balloonists -- History.
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  • Ballooning -- History.
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    9780307379665 :
    0307379663 :
    Bib #: 
    874088
    Description: 
    xii, 404 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
    Edition: 
    1st U.S. ed.
    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 -- Epilogue -- Classic balloon accounts.
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    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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