Balloon to the Moon By Gill Arbuthnott


Balloon to the Moon By (author) Gill Arbuthnott ISBN:9781787413542 A fascinating countdown of the technologies, innovations and stories that led humans from the hot air balloon to walking on the moon.


Long before anyone had designed a rocket, the Montgolfier brothers w ere making hot air balloons. In October 1783, they became the first people to experience controlled flight. Balloon to the Moon starts there and leads to Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ and beyond. But w hy stop there? Learn about the great innovations of the past, then get ready for BLAST OFF into an unknow n but exciting future.

Balloon to the Moon By (author) Gill Arbuthnott ISBN:9781787413542

Winner of British Book Design & Production Award.


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Weight 755 g
Dimensions 13 × 243 × 308 mm
About the Author

Christopher Nielsen
Christopher Nielsen's weathered surfaces take inspiration from vintage design. Tin toys, Mexican wrestlers, Route 66, Matchboxes, Medical Charts and Indian Goddesses all jostle for attention amongst the flotsam and jetsam in his flip-top head. These scratchy retro images have been adopted by wineries, zoo's, radio stations and fish mongers from around the globe. He toils by lamplight in a warehouse studio in Surry Hills, Sydney surrounded by Pez dispensers, Chinese masks and several other odd illustrators.

Christopher's work has been acknowledged by The AGDA Awards, 3×3, Communication Arts, American Illustration, Society Of Illustrators NY, Luerzers Archive, Hotshop Awards and The Creative Annual. He has received Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the Illustrators Australia Awards.




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