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020 __ ǂa 9781617230035 ǂq (hardcover)
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100 1_ ǂa Branson, Richard, ǂe author.
245 10 ǂa Reach for the skies : ǂb ballooning, birdmen, and blasting into space / ǂc Richard Branson.
250 __ ǂa First American edition.
264 _1 ǂa New York, New York : ǂb Current, ǂc 2011.
264 _4 ǂc ©2010
300 __ ǂa 343 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : ǂb illustrations ; ǂc 24 cm
336 __ ǂa text ǂb txt ǂ2 rdacontent
337 __ ǂa unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
338 __ ǂa volume ǂb nc ǂ2 rdacarrier
504 __ ǂa Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-324) and index.
505 0_ ǂa Walking on air -- Lighter than air -- "To fly is everything" -- The golden years -- "A great river of air" -- Shrinking the world -- Fanning the flames -- Above the sky -- Fast glass -- Back to the future.
520 0_ ǂa Richard Branson examines the history of aviation over the last two hundred years, putting the spotlight on trailblazers such as Tony Jannus, who made the first ever commercial flight over Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1914, Leo Valentin, the "bird man" who jumped from 9,000 feet wearing a pair of wooden wings in the 1950s, and Steve Fossett, who broke 130 world records in planes, balloons, and airships. The pioneers of flight made it possible for any of us with the desire and the commitment to reach for the skies ourselves. ǂc Open Library.
588 __ ǂa This bibliographic record is licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0.
650 _0 ǂa Aeronautics ǂx History.
907 __ ǂb Historical ǂc Aviation