Falling Upwards

Falling Upwards

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From ambitious scientists rising above the clouds to test the air, to brave generals floating over enemy lines to watch troop movements, this wonderful book offers a seamless fusion of history, art, science, biography and the metaphysics of flight. It is a masterly portrait of human endeavour, recklessness, vision and hope. In this heart-lifting book, Richard Holmes, author of the best-selling The Age of Wonder, follows the daring and enigmatic men and women who risked their lives to take to the air (or fall into the sky). Why they did it, what their contemporaries thought of them, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet is a compelling adventure that only Holmes could tell.
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ISBN: 9780007476510

Published Date: January 1, 2014

Publisher: Harper Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 404

Size: 7.78" l x 5.03" w x 1.19" h

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Europe