Between Earth and Sky. Translated from the Fench by Claude Apcher …
Between Earth and Sky. Translated from the Fench by Claude Apcher …

PICCARD, Auguste. Between Earth and Sky. Translated from the Fench by Claude Apcher with a preface by Jean Lugeon.

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PICCARD, Auguste Between Earth and Sky. Translated from the Fench by Claude Apcher with a preface by Jean Lugeon. [London]. The Falcon Press, [1950].

8vo. Original cloth with illustrated dust-wrapers, designed by Seton McConnell, not price-clipped; pp. 157, diagrams in the text, paltes after photographs; small marginal flaws to wrappers, light offsetting from endpapers, name on front fly-leaf; othwerwise a very good copy of a rare book.
First edition. The Swiss-Belgian explorer of the upper stratosphere, physicist, and balloonist gives here a sum of his research at exoreme altitude - he once reached almost 19km. This work contains as well thoughts about the atmosphere's fragility and future possibilities of space exploration.

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