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Airships Past and Present
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"The use of carrier pigeons was known to the ancients. It is reported that in the times of the Pharaohs, sailors used pigeons to send news to their families that they were on the point of returning home. Pliny relates that Brutus used them in 43 BC for military purposes at the siege of Modena. He was besieged by Mark Antony, and sent the pigeons in order to invoke the assistance of his friends."

Airships Past and Present
A. Hildebrandt
Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd, London
1908
Book, 394 pages

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Fascinating study of "Airships Past and Present: together with chapters on the use of balloons in connection with meterology, photography and the carrier pigeon." Well illustrated with line drawings and numerous examples of early photography.

Translated by W.H. Story.

CONTENTS
Preface
EARLY HISTORY OF THE ART
INVENTION OF THE AIR BALLOON
MONTGOLFIERES, CHARLIERES, AND ROZIERES
THEORY OF THE BALLOON
DEVELOPMENT OF THE DIRIGIBLE BALLOON
HISTORY OF THE DIRIGIBLE BALLOON, 1852-1872
DIRIGIBLE BALLOONS FROM 1883-1897
DIRIGIBLE BALLOONS FROM 1898-1906
FLYING MACHINES
KITES
PARACHUTES
DEVELOPMENT OF MILITARY BALLOONING
BALLOONING IN THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR
MODERN ORGANISATION OF MILITARY BALLOONING IN FRANCE, GERMANY, ENGLAND & RUSSIA
MILITARY BALLOONING IN OTHER COUNTRIES
BALLOON CONSTRUCTION & PREPARATION OF THE GAS
INSTRUMENTS
BALLOONING AS A SPORT
SCIENTIFIC BALLOONING
BALLOON PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHIC OUTFIT FOR BALLOON WORK
THE INTERPRETATION OF PHOTOGRAPHS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MEANS OF KITES & ROCKETS
PROBLEMS IN PERSPECTIVE
CARRIER PIGEONS FOR BALLOONS
BALLOON LAW
Index


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The author of this book was also Captain and Instructor in the Prussian Balloon Corps, which sounds rather marvellous.
Mary - 27/01/2017
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