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    Reach for the Skies: Ballooning, Birdmen and Blasting Into Space (CD-Audio) By (author) Sir Richard Branson, Read by Adrian Mulraney


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    DescriptionAs far back as stories go, pioneers have reached for the skies. In the last two hundred years, they have mastered the air and made the modern world possible. Reach for the Skies is my look at the history of flight through the stories and people who have inspired me throughout my life. It is a story of pioneers, and of course it includes the world famous Montgolfiers and the Wright brothers, but I also want to describe some of the lesser-known trailblazers. People like Tony Jannus, who in 1914 created the first scheduled commercial flight, flying his passengers over the waters of Tampa Bay at an altitude of just fifty feet; the ?bird man? Leo Valentin, who in the 1950s jumped from 9,000 feet with wooden wings attached to his shoulders; and my friend Steve Fossett, who dedicated his life to breaking records and having adventures. This is their story. It is also, in a small way, my own. ? Richard Branson

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    Reach for the Skies
    Ballooning, Birdmen and Blasting Into Space
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Richard Branson, Read by Adrian Mulraney
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9781743187609
    ISBN 10: 1743187602

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: FF, FA
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000, FIC050000
    Ingram Subject Code: JF
    B&T General Subject: 790
    BISAC V2.8: BUS077000
    LC classification: HE
    Abridged Dewey: 629
    BISAC V2.8: TRA002010, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB, FF
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Library ed.
    Bolinda Audio
    Imprint name
    Bolinda Audio
    Publication date
    12 February 2013