Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air: An Unconventional History of Ballooning


(Vintage, 2014) by Richard Holmes

In this wonderful fusion of history, art, science, and biography, author Richard Holmes takes us on an eclectic tour through the 19th-century’s ballooning craze, bringing to life the stories of the daring men and women who first risked their lives to take to the air.

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