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Falling Upwards Inspiration For The Major Motion Picture The Aeronauts

Author : Richard Holmes
ISBN : 9780007467259
Genre : Science
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Falling Upwards

Author : Richard Holmes
ISBN : 9780307908704
Genre : Science
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**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)** **Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013** **The New Republic Best Books of 2013** In this heart-lifting chronicle, Richard Holmes, author of the best-selling The Age of Wonder, follows the pioneer generation of balloon aeronauts, the daring and enigmatic men and women who risked their lives to take to the air (or fall into the sky). Why they did it, what their contemporaries thought of them, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet is a compelling adventure that only Holmes could tell. His accounts of the early Anglo-French balloon rivalries, the crazy firework flights of the beautiful Sophie Blanchard, the long-distance voyages of the American entrepreneur John Wise and French photographer Felix Nadar are dramatic and exhilarating. Holmes documents as well the balloons used to observe the horrors of modern battle during the Civil War (including a flight taken by George Armstrong Custer); the legendary tale of at least sixty-seven manned balloons that escaped from Paris (the first successful civilian airlift in history) during the Prussian siege of 1870-71; the high-altitude exploits of James Glaisher (who rose) seven miles above the earth without oxygen, helping to establish the new science of meteorology); and how Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jules Verne felt the imaginative impact of flight and allowed it to soar in their work. A seamless fusion of history, art, science, biography, and the metaphysics of flights, Falling Upwards explores the interplay between technology and imagination. And through the strange allure of these great balloonists, it offers a masterly portrait of human endeavor, recklessness, and vision. (With 24 pages of color illustrations, and black-and-white illustrations throughout.) From the Hardcover edition.

Falling Upwards

Author : Lee Siegel
ISBN : 9780786735518
Genre : Art
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Sex and the City, Saul Bellow, Eyes Wide Shut, Dante and the American self, Barbara Kingsolver, acting in Hollywood, Soviet painting in Soho, Angels in America, Jane Austen in the present, J.K. Rowling--nothing escapes Lee Siegel's incandescent eye. Siegel possesses an intellectual range and independent perspective unmatched by his peers, and Falling Upwards brings together the best of his essays, all of them rich with the trades mark wit and intelligence that have won him many friends and a few enemies. In these essential writings, Siegel deftly uses the occasion of a book, film, painting, or television show not merely to appraise it, but to make sense of life in a way that is more defiant of impoverished cultural "norms" than most contemporary artistic expression. Guided by the belief that a calculating self-interest in art-making diminishes the prospects for the imagination in life, Siegel celebrates authentic sensibilities and lambasts manufactured sentiments. With uncanny insight, yet also with incomparable logic and analytical rigor, he has invented a new idiom in which the language of criticism embodies the playful, creative, synthesizing power that has been largely abdicated by the arts in our time. In writing about works of culture, Siegel has created a standard by which to judge them.

Falling Upwards

Author : Darby Hudson
ISBN : 0734055412
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Falling Upwards

Author : Tim Dry
ISBN : 0957246269
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Tim Dry's virtuoso memoir of a life in arts, rises and falls through the worlds of art school, mime and New Romantic pop, to the cinema of Star Wars and the theatre of Steven Berkoff, hallucinogenic drugs, internationally-prized photography, a globetrottery of commercials and a career in literature. From a childhood encounter with a UFO to playing an alien monster in the cult film, Xtro; from seeing The Beatles as a boy to working with Angie Bowie, and performing in front of 100,000 people with Gary Numan, Tim Dry breaks into a theatre to see Kate Bush; makes a highwire appearance on stage with Duran Duran; photographs Mick Jagger; is paid to go berserk as a robot in Germany; has a week-long near nude scene in a film with Ann-Margaret; encounters Her Majesty The Queen; and presents a food programme on Channel 4. All this and much, much more.

Falling Upwards Christ The Key To The Riddles Of The Cosmos

Author : Frederick William Orde Ward
ISBN : OCLC:504504628
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Report Of The Meeting Of The British Association For The Advancement Of Science

Author : British Association for the Advancement of Science
ISBN : SRLF:A0001637214
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Report Of The Annual Meeting

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Tenth Meeting Held At Glasgow In August 1840

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Yoga The Supreme Science

Author : Osho
ISBN : 9780143063186
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Drawing on the teachings of Patanjali, Osho gives an entirely new perspective on the fundamental questions of life, the nature of heaven, religion and God. For Osho it is not a question of being good or bad , or of a God in the sky, but of each individual becoming aware of his being and attaining kaivalya the ultimate state of enlightenment when the meditator goes beyond all desire. This process draws on the inner science of yoga.

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