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Man Flies: The Story of Alberto Santos-Dumont, Master of the Balloon

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Book News Annotation:

Tells how wealthy Brazilian heir Santos-Dumont (1873-1932) came of age in Paris determined to live out the novels of Jules Verne by developing human flight. Describes how his airships gradually improved so that he was counted brilliant as well as dashing in the world's capitals until he learned that the Wright brothers had been there first with the most. Includes many old photographs, a chronology, and a glossary without pronunciation. No index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780880016360
Author:
Winters, Nancy
Publisher:
Ecco
Location:
Hopewell, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aeronautics
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Aeronautics -- History.
Subject:
Air pilots -- Brazil -- Biography.
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
19980921
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.85x5.51x.64 in. .84 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Transportation » Aviation » Balloons and Airships
Transportation » Aviation » Biographies
Transportation » Aviation » General

Man Flies: The Story of Alberto Santos-Dumont, Master of the Balloon
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