The Explorer Gene

The Explorer Gene

How Three Generations of One Family Went Higher, Deeper, and Further Than Any Before

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Baker & Taylor
In The Explorer Gene, Tom Cheshire asks how three generations of one family achieved such extraordinary feats, often with the consensus against them. None of the Piccards set out to explore: Auguste was a physicist, Jacques an economist and Bertrand a psychiatrist. Was it fate, a famous family name -- or their explorer gene?

Baker
& Taylor

Interweaving storytelling with in-depth research, follows an extraordinary family of explorers who, from 1931 to today, have accomplished incredible feats despite public ridicule and lack of government support.
Interweaving storytelling with in-depth research, this incredible account follows an extraordinary family of explorers who, from 1931 to today, have accomplished incredible feats despite the lack of government support and public ridicule. 50,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
On May 27, 1931, Auguste Piccard became the first human to enter the stratosphere, flying an experimental balloon he invented himself. Thirty years later, his son Jacques went to the bottom of the earth, descending to the Mariana Trench in a submarine built by him and Auguste. To this day, no one has gone deeper. Bertrand, the third generation, was the first person to fly around the world non-stop in a balloon. Now, he’s building his own craft: a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe.

In The Explorer Gene, Tom Cheshire asks how three generations of one family achieved such extraordinary feats, often with the consensus against them. None of the Piccards set out to explore: Auguste was a physicist, Jacques an economist and Bertrand a psychiatrist. Was it fate, a famous family name – or their explorer gene?

Publisher: New York : Marble Arch Press, c2013
Edition: 1st Marble Arch Press hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781476730271
Branch Call Number: 910.922 CHE
Characteristics: xvi, 301 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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