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Around the world in 20 days : the story of our history-making balloon flight

Author: Bertrand Piccard; Brian Jones
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Summary:
Describes the round-the-world flight of the Breitling Orbiter 3 balloon that took off from Switzerland and landed twenty days and 29,000 miles later in Egypt.
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Named Person: Bertrand Piccard; Brian Jones; Brian Jones; Bertrand Piccard
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bertrand Piccard; Brian Jones
ISBN: 0471378208 9780471378204 0471395374 9780471395379
OCLC Number: 42296344
Notes: "First published as The Greatest Adventure: The Round-the-World Balloon Voyage of the Breitling Orbiter 3 in the United Kingdom in 1999 by Headline Book Publishing"--Title page verso.
Description: 306 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Diagrams of the Breitling Orbiter 3 --
Take-off --
Origins --
Enter Breitling --
Third Time Lucky --
Heading South --
Fresh Air Over Africa --
Trouble Ahead --
Chinese Puzzles --
Pacific Blues --
Cast Adrift --
Last Lap --
Hard Landing --
Heroes' Welcome --
Round-the-World Attempts.
Other Titles: Tour du monde en 20 jours.
Responsibility: Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones.

Abstract:

In this narrative, adventurers Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, the pilots of the Breitling Orbiter 3 balloon, recount their record-breaking, first-ever-around-the-world balloon flight in March 1999.
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