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Early 20th century record of balloon ascensions  

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Balloon Ascensions - Europe and United States

Bigelow, Frank H.





186 leaves, completed by hand. Neatly penned tables with various measurements recorded, the data obtained from multiple balloon ascensions at various locations over a period of several years. (Folio) 35.5x22 cm (14x8¾") period leather-backed cloth.

Locations noted include Cordoba, Argentina; Lindenburg, Germany; Milan, Italy;  Lake Victoria, Africa; Omaha, Nebraska; Lake Huron; Indianapolis, Indiana; etc. Measurements include altitude, temperature, wind speed, etc. Frank Hagar Bigelow (1851 –  1924) was an American scientist and professor of meteorology working with the United States Weather Bureau.v

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Binding rubbed and nearly detached; pages a bit browned; very good.

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