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Jetpack Dreams

Jetpack Dreams

One Man's Up and Down (But Mostly Down) Search for the Greatest Invention That Never Was

Jetpack Dreams chronicles the colorful pop history and science of that most amazing and mysterious of machines: the jetpack. Fueled by a fascination and lifelong obsession with the power of flight, journalist Mac Montandon goes on a vastly entertaining search of the elusive invention. He examines the jetpack's inspiration from the first shoulder-mounted wings to Bill Suitor's 1984 Olympic flight, even uncovering a gruesome jetpack-related murder in Houston. From the earliest days of the 'pack to its enduring role in popular culture—with Buck Rogers, James Bond, Boba Fett—Montandon seeks to answer two simple questions: Where is the jetpack that was promised to him, and to all of us, years ago? And if it's out there, can he catch a ride?
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Genre: Nonfiction / Science / Experiments & Projects

On Sale: October 28th 2008

Price: $11.99 / $14.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 304

ISBN-13: 9780786726745

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