Sobre o livro
In 1862, ambitious scientist James Glaisher set out to do the impossible: ascend higher into the skies than ever before.
A pioneer of weather forecasting and of photography, he wanted to take ground-breaking research measurements from different altitudes.
Before aeroplanes, the only unpredictable available method of air transportation was the hot air balloon.
This is his memoir, detailing death-defying air balloon journeys in his own words.