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FALLING UPWARDS [Balloons] Richard Holmes 2013 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Holmes, Richard
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New York, Pantheon, 2013, 1st US edition. 404 pp, b/w and color illustrations, 12 photo plates, maps, bibliography, notes, index. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.

Nominally a history of the hot air balloon, Falling Upwards is really a history of hope and fantasy - and the quixotic characters who disobeyed that most fundamental laws of physics and gave humans flight. Contains a book review clipped from the New York Review of Books December 5, 2013.

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