Sky Sailors

Sky Sailors

True Stories of the Balloon Era

Book - 2010
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This volume traces the evolution of the balloon era, from 1783-1912, and examines the exploits of the men and women who flew in them, parachuted from them, and sometimes died in them.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, c2010
ISBN: 9780374370145
0374370141
Branch Call Number: 797.51 BRI 2010
Characteristics: 134 p. : ill. (some col.)

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The first people who saw a hot air balloon—in 1783--thought it was a monster and stabbed it to kill it. For the next 120 years, until planes replaced them, balloons were the way people explored the sky, risking death in the process.

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