Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era PDF/EPUB

Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era PDF/EPUB


Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era ➼ [Reading] ➾ Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era By David L. Bristow ➱ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk For than a century before airplanes, people explored the sky in balloons From to the early s, aeronauts flew into storms, crossed large bodies of water, sailed over enemy armies, and soared to deadly For than a True Stories PDF Æ century before airplanes, people explored the sky in balloons Fromto the early s, aeronauts flew into storms, crossed large bodies of water, sailed over enemy armies, and soared to deadly altitudes Illustrated in full color with dramatuc period artwork, Sky Sailors by David L Bristow presents the stories of the pioneers of human flight, Sky Sailors: Kindle - such as daredevil Sophie Blanchard from Napoleon s France, and Salomon Andree, who lead an aerial assault on the North Pole in.


10 thoughts on “Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era

  1. Sesana Sesana says:

    I can see people having trouble in selling this to the target audience Hot air balloons look positively quaint by modern standards But until the invention of airplanes, they were the vehicle of choice for daredevils and explorers wanting to take to the air Bristow delivers a series of short bios of some of thefamous balloonists, and their stories are completely riveting It could take some coaxing to get a middle grade student to pick this up, but I think they d be hooked after a dozen I can see people having trouble in selling this to the target audience Hot air balloons look positively quaint by modern standards But until the invention of airplanes, they were the vehicle of choice for daredevils and explorers wanting to take to the air Bristow delivers a series of short bios of some of thefamous balloonists, and their stories are completely riveting It could take some coaxing to get a middle grade student to pick this up, but I think they d be hooked after a dozen or so pages Great use of illustrations, too, some of which will surely beinteresting to adults than kids


  2. Lauren Reed Lauren Reed says:

    We read through this highly entertaining book as part of our physics and chemistry studies in our homeschool I had no idea the history behind the very first air ballon travel in the 1700s to today and each narrative style chapter was as interesting as the next.


  3. Ms. Yingling Ms. Yingling says:

    Who knew From 1783, lots of people tried various ways to fly in balloons At first, it was considered far too dangerous for people, so animals were sent up, but soon people were trying all sorts of dangerous tricks flying at high altitudes, setting off fireworks from their balloons, traveling across water All of this, of course, was fraught with danger, so the public loved it Improvements in materials and methods were made over time, but the thing that drew people to attempt balloon flight Who knew From 1783, lots of people tried various ways to fly in balloons At first, it was considered far too dangerous for people, so animals were sent up, but soon people were trying all sorts of dangerous tricks flying at high altitudes, setting off fireworks from their balloons, traveling across water All of this, of course, was fraught with danger, so the public loved it Improvements in materials and methods were made over time, but the thing that drew people to attempt balloon flight and that drew people to watch it was the danger, and the thought that people could overcome the bounds of physical reality One airplane flights began in the early 1900s, the number of balloonists decreased, but for a while, it was the choice of daredevils.Strengths This was a well researched book, written in an engaging style Period pictures and photographs add a lot to these stories of derring do Quite fun.Weaknesses The problem with many of these high quality nonfiction books is that few students are interested in picking them up At 125 pages, it seems too long to them Debating buying it anyway I did get someone to read the Black Potatoes book this year


  4. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    This is one of those fun historical books for kids that are a hard sell to get children to read because the era of ballooning feats is so far in the past that kids can t begin to think it would be interesting For adults it s a quick, rollicking tour through an era of derring do that we have no idea existed The author weaves together technological developments and human stories manyof them about women balloonists than you would ever imagine against a historical backdrop of America and E This is one of those fun historical books for kids that are a hard sell to get children to read because the era of ballooning feats is so far in the past that kids can t begin to think it would be interesting For adults it s a quick, rollicking tour through an era of derring do that we have no idea existed The author weaves together technological developments and human stories manyof them about women balloonists than you would ever imagine against a historical backdrop of America and Europe, mostly France It all ends with the story of a fearless woman parachutist, another aspect of ballooning that was unknown to me before I read the book Reading this work is a pleasant way to spend a couple of leisure hours the challenge is to convince my daughters to read it, too


  5. Sarah Sarah says:

    Who ever knew balloons were so exciting and dangerous Each chapter is its own story such as a thousand mile flight through violent storms, or two men who went to 30,000 feet without oxygen in the 1860s There s a chapter about an 1897 balloon expedition to the North Pole, and one about a young Englishwoman who was a balloonist and parachute jumper who performed the world s first mid air rescue in 1908.These stories are as fun as fiction, with the added bonus that they really happened Well Who ever knew balloons were so exciting and dangerous Each chapter is its own story such as a thousand mile flight through violent storms, or two men who went to 30,000 feet without oxygen in the 1860s There s a chapter about an 1897 balloon expedition to the North Pole, and one about a young Englishwoman who was a balloonist and parachute jumper who performed the world s first mid air rescue in 1908.These stories are as fun as fiction, with the added bonus that they really happened Well illustrated with colorful art from the period I also like that some of the adventurers are female


  6. Becky Becky says:

    Ages 9 and up Engaging stories about the beginning of air flight by hot air balloon in the 1700 s 1800 s Includes the story of two children who accidentally flew in a balloon, alone, for 13 hours how balloons were used for military intelligence during the Franco German War how early scientists used a balloon to explore the upper atmosphere the failed attempt to fly a balloon to explore the North Pole, andShort chapters are broken up, making for approachable non fiction Good for stud Ages 9 and up Engaging stories about the beginning of air flight by hot air balloon in the 1700 s 1800 s Includes the story of two children who accidentally flew in a balloon, alone, for 13 hours how balloons were used for military intelligence during the Franco German War how early scientists used a balloon to explore the upper atmosphere the failed attempt to fly a balloon to explore the North Pole, andShort chapters are broken up, making for approachable non fiction Good for students who need a report book


  7. Shane Shane says:

    Great nonfiction about the roughly 120 year period when people used balloons for science, exploration, and thrill seeking The book is split into parts that chronicle different individuals who took to the skies in balloons some stories end in triumph, others end in tragedy Woven into the stories are explanations of how the balloons were made and how they worked This book is very accessible for readers who normally don t like nonfiction due to the way it is split into chunks, as well as the a Great nonfiction about the roughly 120 year period when people used balloons for science, exploration, and thrill seeking The book is split into parts that chronicle different individuals who took to the skies in balloons some stories end in triumph, others end in tragedy Woven into the stories are explanations of how the balloons were made and how they worked This book is very accessible for readers who normally don t like nonfiction due to the way it is split into chunks, as well as the appeal of this dangerous era


  8. Debbie Graham Debbie Graham says:

    Very fun, humorous with tragedy of course as well , ends a bit abruptly with a bump but that is perhaps appropriate given subject matterit wouldn t have hurt to include contemporary feats Fossett for example.


  9. Cathleen Cathleen says:

    Accessible and interesting, with short chapters and many authentic illustrations Strong supplementary material includes notes, bibliography, and illustration credits, which offers plenty of options for further investigation.


  10. jo jo says:

    A fascinating history of the hot air balloon Drama, adventure, humor, high stakesthis is exactly the kind of non fiction book I loved as a kid.


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