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Reach for the skies : ballooning, birdmen & blasting into space

Author: Richard Branson
Publisher: New York : Virgin Books, 2011, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As far back as stories go, pioneers have reached for the skies. In the last two hundred years, they have mastered the air and made the modern world possible. Today they are bringing outer space within our reach. They're inventors and toymakers, amateurs and adventurers, visionaries, dreamers and, yes, crackpots. Some have called them irresponsible, even dangerous. But I have met many of them. I have worked with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Branson
ISBN: 9780753519875 0753519879
OCLC Number: 747686287
Notes: "A personal history of aviation."
Description: 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Richard Branson.

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As far back as stories go, pioneers have reached for the skies. It is a story of pioneers, and of course it includes the world famous Montgolfiers and the Wright brothers, but he also wants to  Read more...

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