History, Evolution and Great Adventures
White Star 2009
Hardback 304pp Illustrated 352x255mm
9788854404892   Product Code: 16891
In this colourful and very tempting introduction to the world of ballooning, Jean Becker, who organized the first polar balloon expedition in 1985, describes some of his own adventures before tracing the history of the hot air balloon, from the Montgolfier brothers' first flight in 1783 to modern solar-powered helium balloons. He goes on to explain how hot air balloons work and describes the great balloon enthusiasts' gatherings and the fantastical shapes now taking to the skies.