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- DescriptionThe hot air balloon has a fascinating history of much trial and error, scientific research and bold adventure. This book chronicles the development and advances in the endeavor and also provides insights into the people who developed the sport--many of whom lost their lives in the process. The book traces the history of ballooning from the Montgolfier brothers' first experiments with a paper balloon in Annay, France, in 1782, through the next several decades, when the sport's waning velty forced aeronauts to develop bigger, better and more dangerous tricks. It concludes at the beginning of the 20th century, when the age of the airplane rendered hot air balloons all but obsolete.
- Author BiographyS.L. Kotar of St. Louis has been writing (together with J.E. Gessler) for more than four decades, beginning with scripts for television's Gunsmoke. The late J.E. Gessler lived in St. Louis.
- Author(s)A. L. Kotar
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication15/12/2010
- SubjectTransport Technology
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Edited byJ. E. Gessler
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