Richard Holmes is a writer and biographer based in Norwich, England. His many books include Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air (Pantheon, 2013) and The Age of Wonder, which won the Royal Society Prize for Science Books and the National Books Critics Circle Award, and which was a New York Times Book Review’s Best Books of the Year.
A Butterfly’s-Eye View: Aloft in a Balloon
Camille Flammarion’s balloon excursions afforded a new perspective on the world.
Early Balloonists Took Science Up, Up and Away
Falling Upwards chronicles the balloonists who took science into the stratosphere.