The Twenty-One Balloons
Professor William Waterman Sherman left San Francisco on August 15th, 1883 with the intention of flying across the Pacific Ocean. He was picked up three weeks later in the Atlantic Ocean clinging to the wreckage of a platform which had been flown through the air by twenty balloons. His only stop between San Francisco and the Atlantic Ocean was a brief sojourn on the island of Krakatoa, which blew up just after he left it in what is considered to be the most violent eruption of all time.
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Author: William Pene du Bois
A Newbery Medal Winner
Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions. Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal.
"William Pene du Bois combines his rich imagination, scientific tastes, and brilliant artistry to tell a story that has no age limit."—The Horn Book
Author: William Pene du Bois
Professor William Waterman Sherman just wants to be alone. So he decides to take a year off and spend it crossing the Pacific Ocean in a hot-air balloon the likes of which no one has ever seen. But when he is found after just three weeks floating in the Atlantic among the wreckage of twenty hot-air balloons, naturally, the world is eager to know what happened. How did he end up with so many balloons . . . and in the wrong ocean?
Author: Stuart Clayton
This iPad book contains a detailed biography for legendary rock bassist John Paul Jones, as well as a selected discography and an analysis of the equipment he uses. It also includes the sheet music/TAB and performance notes for ‘Led Balloon’, a rock track written in the style of John’s work with legendary rockers Led Zeppelin.
This book also contains the accompanying audio tracks for this piece: a full band track and a music-minus-one backing track for you to play along with. These can also be downloaded from the Free Stuff section of our website, free of charge.
This material also appears in Giants of Bass – Volume 1: 60s – 70s, which is also available as an iPad book, and in printed form.
Author: Jules Verne
Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "THE ESSENTIAL JULES VERNE: 29 Greatest Sci-Fi & Adventure Books in One Edition". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
Five Weeks In A Balloon - 1863
A Journey To The Center Of The Earth - 1864
The Adventures Of Captain Hatteras - 1864
From The Earth To The Moon - 1865
In Search Of The Castaways - 1865
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - 1869
Around The Moon - 1869
Around The World In Eighty Days - 1872
The Fur Country - 1872
The Mysterious Island - 1874
The Survivors Of The Chancellor - 1874
Michael Strogoff - 1876
Off On A Comet - 1877
The Underground City (or The Child of the Cavern) - 1877
Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen - 1878
Eight Hundred Leagues On The Amazon - 1881
Godfrey Morgan - 1882
Robur The Conqueror - 1886
The Purchase of the North Pole (or Topsy-Turvy) - 1889
The Adventures Of A Special Correspondent (or Claudius Bombarnac) - 1893
Facing The Flag - 1896
An Antarctic Mystery - 1897
The Master Of The World - 1904
Novellas & Stories:
A Voyage In A Balloon (Or A Drama In The Air) - 1851
Master Zacharius Or The Clockmaker Who Lost His Soul - 1854
A Winter Amid The Ice - 1855
The Blockade Runners - 1871
Doctor Ox's Experiment (Or A Fantasy Of Dr Ox) - 1872
In The Year 2889 - 1889
ules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist who pioneered the genre of science fiction. A true visionary with an extraordinary talent for writing adventure stories, his writings incorporated the latest scientific knowledge of his day and envisioned technological developments that were years ahead of their time. Verne wrote about undersea, air, and space travel long before any navigable or practical craft were invented. Verne wrote over 50 novels and numerous short stories.
Kite Balloons to Airships: the Navy's Lighter-than-Air Experience - Goodyear, Goodrich, Helium, Airship Disasters, Lakehurst, USS Akron, Macon, Heli-Stat, Aerocrane, ZP-32 and ZP-21
Author: David N. Spires
The dawn of aviation began with lighter-than-air craft and gliders. They were in the forefront of what eventually led to the Wright brothers' activities at Kitty Hawk. The Navy's early use of lighter-than-air craft may be traced back to the American Civil War. However, it was a short-lived affair and these LTA possibilities were not pursued after the war. With the advent of airplanes in naval service, the Navy again turned its interest to lighter-than-air craft. The Navy's lighter-than-air program blossomed and its fleet of airships became the largest the world has ever seen. During the era of the giant rigid airships, the Navy built some of the largest airships in the world. Many achievements were recorded by the Navy's LTA branch and new records were set, records which still remain unbroken today. This monograph is intended to provide an overview of the Navy's involvement with balloons, airships and their operations, which shows their failures and accomplishments and their contributions to the Navy's mission of guarding the sea lanes of America. It provides an overall look at the history of LTA in the Navy. Various aspects of the LTA program have had extensive coverage, especially the rigid airship era; however, the entire history of LTA in the Navy has not been told under one cover. The Navy's LTA program technically ended in the 1960s. But the evolutionary trends that can be seen in history could possibly bring back certain functions of LTA and make them viable in today's world of supersonic flight and space travel.
Contents include: I. The Early Period * II. The Navy's First Airship * III. The B-class * IV. Early LTA Training * V. World War I * VI. The C-class * VII. New Airship Classes in the Post-WW I Period * VIII. The Demise of the Kite Balloon * IX. The Switch to Helium * X. The Development of LTA's Home Base and the Rigid Airship Program * XI. Pre-WW II Blimps and the Evolution of the K-class * XII. WW II Airships and Their Operations: * ZP-32 Operations * ZP-41 in South America * ZP-21 in the Caribbean * ZP-14 in the Atlantic and Europe * ZP-12 Operations * XIII. Final LTA Operations in WW II and the Amazing Statistics They Compiled * XIV. Post-WW II Development and Operations xv. Airships in the Postwar Period * XVI. LTA Records Set in the 1950s * XVII. The Demise of LTA and a Possible Revival. Some of the topics covered include: Goodyear, Goodrich, World War II, Helium, Lakehurst, Airship Shenandoah, USS Akron, USS Macon, airship disasters, ZP-32, ZP-21, World War II, post-war, heli-stat, aerocrane.
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