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Falling upwards : how we took to the air

Author: Richard Holmes; Gildart Jackson; Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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This story of aviation moves from the early Anglo-French balloon rivalries and the firework flights of Sophie Blanchard to the long-distance voyages of American entrepreneur John Wise and French photographer Felix Nadar and to the terrifying high-altitude flights of James Glaisher. Listeners will discover the many writers and dreamers who felt the imaginative impact of flight and allowed it to soar in their work.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Holmes; Gildart Jackson; Blackstone Audio, Inc.
ISBN: 9781482930313 1482930315 9781482930337 1482930331
OCLC Number: 848868170
Notes: Compact disc.
Duration: ca. 13:30:00.
"Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
Performer(s): Read by Gildart Jackson.
Description: 11 sound discs (ca. 13.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by Richard Holmes.

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This story of aviation moves from the early Anglo-French balloon rivalries and the firework flights of Sophie Blanchard to the long-distance voyages of American entrepreneur John Wise and French photographer Felix Nadar and to the terrifying high-altitude flights of James Glaisher. Listeners will discover the many writers and dreamers who felt the imaginative impact of flight and allowed it to soar in their work. This is a subtle portrait of human endeavor, recklessness, and vision.

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