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The Aeronauts: Travels in the Air

James Glaisher

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Melville House
08 October 2019
Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; History of science
In 1862, ambitious scientist James Glaisher set out to do the impossible- ascend higher into the skies than ever before to establish his ground-breaking research.

Written in his own words, The Aeronauts chronicles Glaisher's incredible flights and discoveries first hand, as well as his observations on the pioneers who came before and inspired him. His death-defying journey forms the story of the forthcoming Major Motion Picture The Aeronauts, starring Eddie Redmayne as Glaisher and Felicity Jones as his balloon companion, Amelia Wren.
By:   James Glaisher
Imprint:   Melville House
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 202mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   122g
ISBN:   9781612197968
ISBN 10:   1612197965
Publication Date:   08 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

James Glaisher (1809-1903) was an English meteorologist, aeronaut and astronomer who worked at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich for forty-three years. He was a founding member of the Meteorological Society and the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain. He is most famous as a pioneering balloonist and his ascent on 5th September 1862 along with Henry Tracey Coxwell broke the world record for altitude.

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