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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 dramatuc period artwork, Sky Sailors by David L. Bristow presents the stories of the pioneers of human flight, such as daredevil Sophie Blanchard from Napoleon's France, and Salomon Andree, who lead an aerial assault on the North Pole in 1897.

Synopsis:

Exploring the early years of human flight in balloons, from 1783 to the early 1900s.

About the Author

DAVID L. BRISTOW is also the author of A Dirty, Wicked Town: Tales of 19th Century Omaha. He is associate director for research and publications at the Nebraska State Historical Society and editor of Nebraska History Magazine. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sky Sailors is his first children's book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374370145
Author:
Bristow, David L.
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Author:
Bristow, David
Subject:
Balloonists.
Subject:
Balloonists - History
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Adventure & Adventurers
Subject:
Technology - Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Subject:
Technology-Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Space science
Subject:
Children s-Transportation General
Subject:
History : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.00 x 7.00 in
Age Level:
09-13

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Children's » Nonfiction » Outer Space
Children's » Nonfiction » Transportation
Children's » Nonfiction » Transportation and Architecture
Children's » Transportation » Airplanes
Children's » Transportation » General
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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