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Author Lynn, Michael R.

Title The sublime invention : ballooning in Europe, 1783-1820 / by Michael R. Lynn
Published London : Pickering & Chatto, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 240 pages) : illustrations
Series The enlightenment world ; 17
Enlightenment world ; 17
Contents Acknowledgements; List of Figures; Introduction; 1 The Emergence of Aeronautics; 2 The Enlightenment and the Utility of Ballooning; 3 Balloonists and their Audience; 4 Controlling the Skies: States and Balloons; 5 Consuming Balloons; 6 Balloons Inspiring Consumption; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Summary Lynn argues that in order to understand the importance of science during the age of the Enlightenment and Atlantic revolutions, it is crucial to explain how and why ballooning entered and stayed in the public consciousness
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ballooning -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
Ballooning -- Europe -- History -- 19th century
Science -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
Science -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- 19th century
Ballooning.
SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Science -- Social aspects.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Social Aspects.
Europe.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317324153
1848930178
9781317324157
9781848930179