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The Sublime Invention

Ballooning in Europe, 1783–1820

The Sublime Invention by Michael R Lynn
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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.
Taylor and Francis; October 2015
256 pages; ISBN 9781317324157
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Title: The Sublime Invention
Author: Michael R Lynn