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THE DREAM MACHINES; AN EYE-WITNESS HISTORY OF BALLOONING Peter Haining 1972 Very Large Format Hardcover DJ Very Fine
By Haining, Peter
Price: $35.00


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London, New English Library, 1972, 1st UK edition. 180 pp, 200 photos, b/w and color.  Very Large hardcover, 14'' x 10'', with Dust Jacket. Signed on the FEP by Drummond Rennie, who is a British/American nephrologist and high altitude physiologist who is a contributing deputy editor of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and was a adjunct professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, among many other positions. All the balloon books we have are from Dr Rennie's book collection, as balloons were and still are a locus for high altitude research. Condition of this book is Very Fine. 

This book is very large and heavy, and extra postage will be requested for Media Mail, Priority Mail or International Mail. 

This book presents the history of conquest of the skies in balloons from the first experiments to the modern hot air form. Their use in war, science, map making, recreation, high altitude research, more.  The story of the free balloon is exciting, dramatic, odd, and poetic. This book recaptures the peace and silence, the color and the wonder, of this ethereal enlargement of man's horizon.



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