- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Courage Books (April 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0762404752
- ISBN-13: 978-0762404759
- Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 0.8 x 11.8 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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The Joy of Ballooning Hardcover – April 1, 1999
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Events have overtaken this short history of ballooning, which ends with Steve Fossett's failed 1998 attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones's successful attempt in Breitling Orbiter 3 may have sparked interest in the sport, though, and Denniston's book is the perfect introduction for the curious. Denniston, a doctor, pilot, and contributing editor to Balloon Life magazine, starts with a short history of ballooning, from the Montgolfier brothers to Ed Yost's creation of the modern hot-air balloon. This is followed by chapters on topics including the physics of balloon flight, balloons in special shapes, balloon competitions, extreme-sport ballooning, goodwill and charity activities, balloon festivals, and a day in the life of a typical commercial balloon pilot. Recommended for libraries in communities that host balloon festivals and where interest in the subject is high. [Over 100 full-color photographs not seen.]ATerry Jo Madden, Boise State Univ. Lib., I.
-ATerry Jo Madden, Boise State Univ. Lib., ID
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