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Dwiggins, Don
Riders of the winds : the story of ballooning / Don Dwiggins
New York : Hawthorn Books, c1973
Location Call Number Status
 Juvenile Historic/1st Flr/ Check out to UM-D students, faculty & staff  jTM.Dwig43R5 1973    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Ballooning -- History -- Juvenile literature
Physical Description x, 180 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 175) and index
Contents Sport of the gods -- What good is a newborn babe? -- Up, up, and away! -- Ballooning in the new world -- The balloonatics -- To the poles! -- Grandfather of the jet stream -- Europe or bust! -- War balloons -- Hotels in the sky -- Ghost balloons -- Hands off!
Summary An account of present-day sport ballooning rounds out this history of balloons through the past two centuries. Provides information about the mechanics involved and surveys the uses of balloons in peace and war
NOTE Gift from an anonymous donor, 2013

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