Author: Nyberg, Erik and Göran Tonström
Year Published: 1996
No. of pages: 251
Illustrations: 145 Color Illustrations. 50 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11 1/2”x 9 1/2”
Ascending into the open air of the blue sky, hot-air balloon flights have always sparked curiosity because they can fulfill that very human desire to fly. In a playful, delightful tone, this book provides a sweeping historical investigation into the world’s fascination with hot air balloons. Including fanciful stories documenting both dreams accomplished and adventures short-lived, this book is published on occasion of the 100th anniversary of August Salomon Andrée’s journey to the North Pole. Flight glossary.