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The Resource Sky sailors : true stories of the balloon era, David L. Bristow

Sky sailors : true stories of the balloon era, David L. Bristow

Label
Sky sailors : true stories of the balloon era
Title
Sky sailors
Title remainder
true stories of the balloon era
Statement of responsibility
David L. Bristow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • For more than a century before airplanes, people explored the sky in balloons. From 1783 to the early 1900s, aeronauts flew into storms, crossed large bodies of water, sailed over enemy armies, and soared to deadly altitudes. Illustrated in full color with dramatic period artwork, here are the stories of the pioneers of human flight, such as daredevil Sophie Blanchard from Napoleon's France, and Solmon Andree, who lead an aerial assault on the North Pole in 1897. --from publisher description
Awards note
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bristow, David
Dewey number
910.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL616
LC item number
.B75 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Balloonists
  • Balloonists
  • Balloonists
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Sky sailors : true stories of the balloon era, David L. Bristow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [131]-134
Contents
The black moon: the first balloon flights (France, 1783) -- Queen of the night sky: Sophie and Jean-Pierre Blanchard (France, 1784-1819) -- Splashdown in Lake Erie: John Steiner (United States, 1857) -- The children are gone!: Martha and David Harvey (United States, 1858) -- The long voyage: the flight of the balloon Atlantic (United States, 1859) -- To the top of the sky: Coxwell and Glaisher's record altitude (United Kingdom, 1862) -- The siege of Paris: the balloon-and-pigeon post (France, 1870-71) -- The North Pole balloon: Salomon Andrée's expedition (Sweden and the Arctic Ocean, 1897) -- Parachute girl: Dolly Shepherd (United Kingdom, 1903-12)
Control code
ocn437186717
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
134 p.
Isbn
9780374370145
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009037285
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)437186717
Label
Sky sailors : true stories of the balloon era, David L. Bristow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [131]-134
Contents
The black moon: the first balloon flights (France, 1783) -- Queen of the night sky: Sophie and Jean-Pierre Blanchard (France, 1784-1819) -- Splashdown in Lake Erie: John Steiner (United States, 1857) -- The children are gone!: Martha and David Harvey (United States, 1858) -- The long voyage: the flight of the balloon Atlantic (United States, 1859) -- To the top of the sky: Coxwell and Glaisher's record altitude (United Kingdom, 1862) -- The siege of Paris: the balloon-and-pigeon post (France, 1870-71) -- The North Pole balloon: Salomon Andrée's expedition (Sweden and the Arctic Ocean, 1897) -- Parachute girl: Dolly Shepherd (United Kingdom, 1903-12)
Control code
ocn437186717
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
134 p.
Isbn
9780374370145
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009037285
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)437186717

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