They could no longer be the first to climb Everest, reach the North and South Poles, sail around the globe, but they could be the first to fly around the world in a balloon - and they were. Written by the pilots, this is the account of their epic success. They describe the difficulties they faced and overcame during this feat of endurance.
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Ballooning around the world was the last great unachieved journey on Earth. When Piccard and Jones accomplished it in 1999, Piccard remarked that 'whenever I see a globe or a map of the world, I have an almost proprietorial feeling about it', such was the intensity of the experience. This intensity comes through in re-telling the epic journey and we who can never aspire to such achievement can vicariously enjoy this riveting account of their quest. (Kirkus UK)
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