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The explorers gene

Author: Tom Cheshire
Publisher: London : Short Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Meet the Piccards. Swiss, all over 6ft5, with high foreheads and leonine hair. Great uncle Jules helped build the first hydroelectric power plant in the world. Grandfather Auguste went higher than any man before him, to the edge of space, in a balloon he designed himself. And when his twin brother Jean-Felix bettered his record, Auguste constructed his own submersible and went deeper than any man before him. He held  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jules Piccard; Auguste Piccard; Jean Felix Piccard; Bertrand Piccard; Auguste Piccard; Bertrand Piccard; Jacques Piccard; Auguste Piccard; Bertrand Piccard; Jean Felix Piccard; Jules Piccard
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Cheshire
ISBN: 9781780720890 1780720890
OCLC Number: 827951908
Description: xvi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Tom Cheshire ; with a foreword by James Cameron.

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This is a remarkable story, not just about the extraordinary achievements of a family, but about the power of the individual to spur innovation, even when the consen  Read more...

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