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The Dream Machines

(1972)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
The Balloon first carried man into the skies and although progress in the form of aeroplanes and, indeed, space rockets, has now passed it by, it still retains a grip on most people's imagination and fires a passion among a substantial number of enthusiasts who again ride the heavens In this remarkable book, the development of the Balloon, THE DREAM MACHINE is traced in words and pictures from the very earliest exploratory work of the Montgolfier Brothers right through to today's increasing band of pleasure-seeking aeronauts. What makes the book particularly outstanding is that the compiler has sought out the writings of the most famous balloonists themselves and augmented these with reports, stories and even poems by some of the great writers of the last two hundred years to present a quite unique personalized history of ballooning. These are the people who actually experienced what it was like to soar into the unknown skies on a prayer and some uncertain canvas! THE DREAM MACHINE



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1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: The dream machines
Author(s): Peter Haining
ISBN: 0-529-04705-5 / 978-0-529-04705-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: World Publishing/Times Mirror
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1972 : UK Hardback
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Title: The dream machines
Author(s): Peter Haining
ISBN: 0-450-01191-7 / 978-0-450-01191-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: New English Library
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