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The Sublime Invention
Ballooning in Europe, 1783–1820





ISBN 9781138661219
Published January 19, 2016 by Routledge
256 Pages

 
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Ballooning, like the Enlightenment, was a Europe-wide movement and a massive cultural phenomenon. Lynn argues that in order to understand the importance of science during the age of the Enlightenment and Atlantic revolutions, it is crucial to explain how and why ballooning entered and stayed in the public consciousness.