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Astra castra : experiments and adventures in the atmosphere

Author: Christopher Hatton Turnor; Thordarson Collection.
Publisher: London : Chapman and Hall, 1865.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Turnor, Christopher Hatton, 1840-1914.
Astra castra.
London : Chapman and Hall, 1865
(OCoLC)702003087
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hatton Turnor; Thordarson Collection.
OCLC Number: 1236346
Notes: "Roll of the first 500 aeronauts, with the date and place of their first ascents": p. [457]-462.
Description: xxiii, 530 pages, [41] leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 32 cm
Contents: The dawn of navigation compared with the dawn of aerostation --
'ANABA[delta]HN' ; or, the "normal clairvoyance" of poets' imagination, and experiments preceding 1783 --
[Gamma]IIEPNE[phi]H[sigma] ; or, Montgolfières and Charlières, and the two years of uninterrupted success --
The Charlo-Montgolfière ; The death of Pilâtre de Rozier, and its effect ; Ascents of interest till 1800 --
Remarkable ascents from 1800 to 1825 , including Napoleon's extraordinary omen --
Remarkable ascents from 1825 to 1840 --
Remarkable ascents from 1840 to 1864 --
War balloons --
Methods of directing aerostats : what has been done, and suggestions ; Aerodynamics --
Feelings experienced in aerial travelling in calm and storm --
Caricature, and the ridicule the science has undergone --
"Progress" ; or, Review of the past, and the hopes for the future --
Appendix.
Responsibility: by Hatton Turnor.

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