ISBN 0809432684 , The Aeronauts, (The Epic of Flight) (Hardcover) by Donald Dale Jackson 1981 Time Life Books
ISBN 9780809432684 , Second impression. Hard Cover. Time-Life Books, Alexandria Virginia (1981)
Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Book: fine once read condition from my own collection and purchased new by me in 1981. 176 pages. Epic of flight; 4. Includes Illustrations. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 170-171. A volume from the excellent Epic of Flight series. This profusely illustrated book examines the earliest form of flight. the balloon, in all its guises. Begining with the first flight to carry live passengers, a straw burning hot air balloon bearing a sheep, a rooster and a duck, at Versailles in 1783, the book goes on to look in great detail at every aspect of ballooning and those involved with it, through to the late 1970s.
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