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The Montgolfier Brothers and the Invention of Aviation, 1783-1784: With a Word on the Importance of Ballooning for the Science of Heat and the Art of Building Railroads (Princeton Legacy Library) Hardcover – August 21, 1983

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Charles Coulston Gillispie is Dayton-Stockton Professor Emeritus of History at Princeton University, where he founded the program in History and Philosophy of Science in 1960. His books include "The Edge of Objectivity";" Lazare Carnot Savant"; "The Montgolfier Brothers and the Invention of Aviation";" Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827: A Life in Exact Science"; and "Science and Polity in France: The End of the Old Regime" (all Princeton). He was also the editor of the "Dictionary of Scientific Biography" (16 volumes, Scribners, 1970-1980). In 1997 he was awarded the Balzan Prize in the History and Philosophy of Science. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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  • Series: Princeton Legacy Library
  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; First edition (August 21, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691083215
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691083216
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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