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MONTGOLFIER BROTHERS AND THE INVENTION OF AVIATION 1783-1784

Gillispie, Charles Coulston

ISBN 10: 0691083215 / ISBN 13: 9780691083216
Verlag: Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1983
Zustand: Near Fine Hardcover
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Pale blue cloth, 11 by 8½ inches. 210 pages with index. Subtitle: "With a Word on the Importance of Ballooning for the Science of Heat and the Art of Building Railroads." Heavily illustrated with artwork and photos. "The best book published to date on the invention of the balloon, this work is a case study illuminating some very serious scientific issues and at the same time a very readable narrative treatment of an extraordinarily romantic subject."Lower front corner of front cover bumped, else a fine copy in a dustjacket, fine but for two very tiny nicks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005593

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Titel: MONTGOLFIER BROTHERS AND THE INVENTION OF ...

Verlag: Princeton University Press, Princeton

Erscheinungsdatum: 1983

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Near Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine

Auflage: First Edition.

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This vividly illustrated book introduces the reader to the brothers Montgolfier, who launched the first hotair balloon in Annonay, France on 4 June 1783.


Originally published in 1983.


The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


About the Author:

Charles Coulston Gillispie is Dayton-Stockton Professor Emeritus of History at Princeton University, where he founded the program in History and Philosophy of Science in 1960. His books include "The Edge of Objectivity";" Lazare Carnot Savant"; "The Montgolfier Brothers and the Invention of Aviation";" Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827: A Life in Exact Science"; and "Science and Polity in France: The End of the Old Regime" (all Princeton). He was also the editor of the "Dictionary of Scientific Biography" (16 volumes, Scribners, 1970-1980). In 1997 he was awarded the Balzan Prize in the History and Philosophy of Science.

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