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Lighter than air : an illustrated history of balloons and airships

Author: Tom D Crouch
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, in association with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the history of balloons and airships, from Archimedes' discovery of the principle of buoyancy to the present day.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom D Crouch
ISBN: 9780801891274 0801891272
OCLC Number: 232358241
Description: 191 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Clouds in a bag --
The newborn babe comes of age --
Navigating the air --
The fabulous silvery fishes --
Science in the sky --
Renaissance.
Responsibility: Tom D. Crouch.
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Chronicles lighter-than-air flight from Archimedes' discovery of the principle of buoyancy to the sport balloons and plans for future airships. This title focuses on the people - flamboyant and  Read more...

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This copiously illustrated overview of lighter than air aviation chronicles an adventurous period in human accomplishment with style and insight... A fascinating account of the thrilling quest for Read more...

 
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