The Romance Of Ballooning The Story of the Early Aeronauts

By: Edita Lausanne

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some light bumping and beginning curling to the spine ens and corners. "It has been demonstrated that manned hot air balloons can be built using ancient materials. While there is no direct documentary or archaeological evidence that any manned or unmanned flights prior to those discussed below occurred using these methods, Ege notes an indirect report of evidence that the Chinese "solved the problem of aerial navigation" using balloons, hundreds of years before the 18th century. The Mongolian army studied Kongming lanterns from China and used them in the Battle of Legnica during the Mongol invasion of Poland. This is the first time ballooning was known in the western world."

Title: The Romance Of Ballooning The Story of the Early Aeronauts

Author Name: Edita Lausanne

Categories: Aeronautics / Astronautics,

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, Viking Press / A Studio Book: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: A36109

Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Edita Lausanne Ballooning Flight Aeronautics / Astronautics,