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Wonderful Balloon Ascents; Or the Conquest of the Skies

By Marion, Fulgence

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Title: Wonderful Balloon Ascents; Or the Conquest of the Skies  
Author: Marion, Fulgence
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Preface: ?Let posterity know, and knowing be astonished, that on the fifteenth day of September, 1784, Vincent Lunardi of Lucca, in Tuscany, the first aerial traveller in Britain, mounting from the Artillery Ground in London, and traversing the regions of the air for two hours and fifteen minutes, on this spot revisited the earth. In this rude monument for ages be recorded this wondrous enterprise successfully achieved by the powers of chemistry and the fortitude of man, this improvement in science which the great Author of all Knowledge, patronising by his Providence the inventions of mankind, hath graciously permitted, to their benefit and his own eternal glory.? The stone upon which the above inscription was carved, stands, or stood recently, near Collier?s End, in the parish of Standon, Hertfordshire; and it will possibly afford the English reader a more accurate idea of the feelings with which the world hailed the discovery of the balloon than any incident or illustration drawn from the annals of a foreign country.

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Table of Contents: Wonderful Balloon Ascents; or the Conquest of the Skies, 1 -- F. (Fulgence) Marion, 1 -- Preface, 2 -- PART I. THE CONQUEST OF THE SKIES.í783, 3 -- Chapter I. Introduction, 3 -- Chapter II. Attempts in Ancient Times to Fly in the Air, 5 -- Chapter III. The Theory of Balloons, 9 -- Chapter IV. First Public Trial of the Balloon, 13 -- Chapter V. Second Experiment, 14 -- Chapter VI. Third Experiment, 16 -- Chapter VII. Fourth Experiment, 17 -- Chapter VIII. Men and Balloons, 18 -- Chapter IX. The First Aerial Voyage Roziers and Arlandes, 20 -- Chapter X. The Second Arial Voyage, 23 -- PART II. The History of Aerostation from the Year 1783, 28 -- Chapter I. The Open Route, 28 -- Chapter II. Experiments and Studies Blanchard at Paris Guyton de Morveau at Dijon, 33 -- Chapter III. Experiment in Montgolfiers Roziers and Proust The Duke of Chartres The -- Comte d'Artois Voyage of the Abbe Carnus to Rodez, 37 -- Chapter IV. Serio?Comic Aspect of the Subject The Public Duped The Abbes Miolan and -- Janninet at the Luxembourg Cariacatures The Minerva of Robertson, and its Voyage -- Round the World, 40 -- Chapter V. First Aerial Voyage in England Blanchard Crosses the Sea in a Balloon, 43 -- Chapter VI. Zambeccari's Perilous Trip Across the Adriatic Sea, 45 -- Chapter VII. Garnerin Parachutes Aerostation at Public Fetes, 47 -- Chapter VIII. Green's Great Journey Across Europe, 49 -- Chapter IX. The Geant Balloon, 51 -- Chapter X. The Necrology of Aeronautic, 57 -- PART III. Scientific Experiments Applications of Ballooning, 61 -- Chapter I. Experiments of Robertson, Lhoest, Saccarof, 61 -- Chapter II. Ascent of M. Gay?Lussac Alone Excursions of MM. Barral and Bixio, 64 -- Chapter III. Ascents of the Mssrs. Welsh, Glaisher and Coxwell, 66 -- Chapter IV. Balloons Made Useful in Warfare, 68 -- Wonderful Balloon Ascents; or the Conquest of the Skies -- i


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