Around the World in 20 Days: The Story of Our History-Making Balloon Flight

By: Piccard, Bertrand; Jones, Brian

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First edition. Includes original jacket. Bright copy.Very Good. 1999 Hard Cover. 307 pp. Includes section of color photos. On Monday, March 1st, 1999, adventurers Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones took off in the Breitling Orbiter 3 balloon from Switzerland and landed 20 perilous days and 29,000 miles later in Egypt.Here is their firsthand account of the dangerous and exciting first-ever round-the-world flight in a hot-air balloon.In gripping, nail-biting detail, pilots Piccard and Jones recount the many unexpected challenges and near-disasters they faced, including a harrowing six-and-a-half-day trip across the Pacific.With life vests ever-ready by their sides, the pilots worked together with an inspiring sense of mission and unity, graced by what they describe as an invisible hand that guided them throughout their fantastic journey.Twenty-four pages of stunning full-color photographs and diary excerpts from the trip bring to life the moment-to-moment drama of this history-making flight.

Title: Around the World in 20 Days: The Story of Our History-Making Balloon Flight

Author: Piccard, Bertrand; Jones, Brian

Categories: Travel, Transportation, Aviation, Adventure,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 1535305

Keywords: ADVENTURE HOT-AIR BALLOON TRAVEL BIOGRAPHY,