The Aeronauts by James Glaisher audiobook

The Aeronauts: Travels in the Air

By James Glaisher
Foreword by Liz Bentley
Read by Antony Ferguson

Blackstone Publishing 9781612197968


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Runtime: 3.85 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English



In 1862, ambitious scientist James Glaisher set out to do the impossible: ascend higher into the skies than ever before to establish his groundbreaking research.

Glaisher’s death-defying journey forms the story of the major motion picture The Aeronauts, starring Eddie Redmayne as Glaisher and Felicity Jones as his balloon companion, Amelia Wren. Written in his own words, The Aeronauts chronicles Glaisher’s incredible flights and discoveries first hand, as well as his observations on the pioneers who came before and inspired him.

Includes an introduction by Professor Liz Bentley, Chief Executive at the Royal Meteorological Society, of which Glaisher was a founding member in 1850.



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Author Bio: James Glaisher

Author Bio: James Glaisher

James Glaisher (1809-1903) was an English meteorologist, aeronaut, and astronomer who worked at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich for forty-three years. He was a founding member of the Meteorological Society and the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain. He is most famous as a pioneering balloonist and his ascent on September 5, 1862 along with Henry Tracey Coxwell broke the world record for altitude.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 3.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English