The Explorer Gene: How Three Generations of One Family Went Higher, Deeper, and Further Than Any Before
Check out these related products
- $40.80 List price $60.00Save $19.20
- $24.04 List price $29.99Save $5.95
- $14.52 List price $16.00Save $1.48
- $13.74 List price $17.00Save $3.26
- $14.21 List price $19.99Save $5.78
- $23.04 List price $29.99Save $6.95
- $33.79 List price $49.99Save $16.20
- $8.49 Was $14.00Save $5.51
- $20.99 List price $29.99Save $9.00
- $14.92 List price $16.00Save $1.08
- $20.14 List price $26.00Save $5.86
About this item
About this item
Important Made in USA Origin Disclaimer: For certain items sold by Walmart on Walmart.com, the displayed country of origin information may not be accurate or consistent with manufacturer information. For updated, accurate country of origin data, it is recommended that you rely on product packaging or manufacturer information.
Hardcover, Atria Books, 2013, ISBN13 9781476730271, ISBN10 147673027X
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?
|Number of Pages:||301|
|Number in Series:||1|
|Author:||Cheshire, Tom , Cameron, James|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Publication Date:||December, 2013|
|Digital Video Formats:||Hardcover|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H):||6.25 x 9.50 x 1.25 IN|
Ask a question
If you would like to share feedback with us about pricing, delivery or other customer service issues, please contact customer service directly.
Walmart does not sponsor, recommend or endorse any third party product or service, or any customer ideas or advice.
Questions will be checked against our question guidelines and posted within five to seven business days.
Consider these popular products
- $15.00 List price $25.00Save $10.00
- $14.02 List price $19.99Save $5.97
- $9.74 List price $15.00Save $5.26
- $23.68 List price $27.99Save $4.31
- $11.82 Was $13.03Save $1.21
- $18.18 List price $26.95Save $8.77
- $10.77 List price $14.99Save $4.22
- $10.97 Was $12.20Save $1.23
- $7.44 List price $10.00Save $2.56
- $8.48 Was $9.02Save $0.54
- $6.97 Was $16.84Save $9.87