A Dream of Flight: Alberto Santos-Dumont's Race Around the Eiffel Tower




      A Dream of Flight: Alberto Santos-Dumont's Race Around the Eiffel Tower
Ready Set Fly At the turn of the twentieth century, no aviation prize was coveted in Europe than the Deutsch Prize To win it, a pilot would have to fly a balloon from Paris s Aero Club around the Eiffel Tower and back in thirty minutes or less Who would be the first to succeed Alberto Santos Dumont thought he could His latest design, Airship No 6, was perfected from the countless lessons he learned during previous crashes On the morning of October 19, 1901, Santos was making good time in the race when disaster struck his motor had sputtered to a stop mid air Would Santos make it to the finish line in time let alone survive Debut nonfiction duo Rob and Jef Polivka offer a madcap adventure in this dynamic biography of Alberto Santos Dumont, an inventor who risked everything for his dream of commercial flight And sure enough, his successes and failures brought the world s people closer together. Free Download eBook A Dream of Flight: Alberto Santos-Dumont's Race Around the Eiffel Tower Author Rob Polivka – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • A Dream of Flight: Alberto Santos-Dumont's Race Around the Eiffel Tower
  • Rob Polivka
  • 14 March 2017
  • 0374306613

10 thoughts on “ A Dream of Flight: Alberto Santos-Dumont's Race Around the Eiffel Tower

  1. Joanna says:

    I had never heard of Alberto Santos Dumont before, and I find that children s books are the best place to learn about someone or something new If it still doesn t interest you after the charming narratives and amazing illustrations of a children s book, then you know you can stop looking into it right then and there Alberto Santos Dumont was such a vibrant, sincere, and dedicated person, I am very sorry I ve only just learned of him now He d hoped sustained flight would help connect the world I had never heard of Alberto Santos Dumont before, and I find that children s books are the best place to learn about...

  2. Raven Black says:

    A powerful look at the early years of flight in Pairs Years before the Wright Brothers even A young Brazilian man made history by trying, failing, trying again and failing, until he finally got it right and was able to make human flight possible in something other than a hot air balloon The timeline at the end of the book is an amazing way to put things into perspective Perfect for the flight enthusiast, perfect for adults too Classroom or one on one Ages 5 to 8 Fantastic pictures and p A powerful look at the early years of flight in Pairs Years before the Wright Brothers even A young Brazilian man made history by trying, failing, trying again and failing, until he finally g...

  3. Tasha says:

    Alberto Santos Dumont lived in Brazil long before airplanes were invented Fascinated by machines starting at a young age, Santos came to Paris in 1892 He took a ride with a balloon maker high above the city where they floated in the clouds Inspired, Santos began to design his own balloon, but he wanted it to move through the air like a ship rather than just floating He designed one airship after another, learning to follow his own instincts, create structural stability, and built a weight sy Alberto Santos Dumont lived in Brazil long before airplanes were invented Fascinated by machines starting at a young age, Santos came to Paris in 1892 He took a ride with a balloon maker high above the city where they floated in the clouds Inspired, Santos began to design his own balloon, but he wanted it to move through the air like a ship rather than just floating He designed one airship after another, learning to follow his own instincts, create structural stability, and built a weight system Each time he flew, something went wrong, but Santos was not deterred He just designed a new airship and tried again A prize of 100,000 francs was announced for the first person who could pilot an airship from the club around the Eiffel Tower and back in less than 30 minutes Now Santos had a challenge and a prize to win Polivka tells the story of Santos with a sprightly tone that is jus...

  4. Barbara says:

    I adore books about the early days of flight, and this picture book about a Brazilian born aviator and inventor was quite charming and informative, offering a good introduction to hot air balloons and airships The subject of the book, Alberto Santos Dumont, seems almost larger to life as he falls in love with machinery and then looks to the skies for inspiration once he moves to Pari...

  5. Edward Sullivan says:

    An engaging introduction to the Barzilian born aviation pioneer.

  6. Kelly says:

    This is an interesting story of a man and his mission to prove flight can occur It was a bit too text heavy for my taste in a picture book.

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