FALLING UPWARDS | INSPIRATION FOR THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE | THE AERONAUTS – Richard Holmes

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Falling Upwards asks why they risked their lives, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet. The stories range from early ballooning rivals to the long-distance voyages of American entrepreneurs; from the legendary balloon escape from the Prussian siege of Paris to dauntless James Glaisher, who in the 1860s flew seven miles above the earth – without oxygen.

Falling Upwards has inspired the Major Motion Picture The Aeronauts – in cinemas SOON.

In a glorious fusion of history, art, science and biography, this is a book about what balloons give rise to: the spirit of discovery, and the brilliant humanity of recklessness, vision and hope.

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Format

PB

Publisher

William Collins

Size

12.9 x 3.1 x 19.8 cm