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Professor Jonathan T. Buck's Mysterious Airship Notebook

The Lost Step-by-Step Schematic Drawings from the Pioneer of Steampunk Design

Illustrated by Jonathan Buck
Published by Ulysses Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

At the end of the 19th century, a brilliant inventor, Professor Jonathan T. Buck, crafted a beautiful steam-powered airship for an expedition to South America’s Amazon River Basin in search of a magnificent lost city — hidden from terrestrial explorers for centuries by its surrounding dense forests.
But something mysterious happened in the heart of the jungle — Buck, his crew and the Air Paddle Steamer Claire vanished.
More than a century later, an expedition sent to look for any trace of the Claire vanished and its crew discovered a single, discarded trunk lodged high in the forest canopy. Inside was this notebook: a riveting — firsthand account that reveals not only just how Buck drew up the plans for his airship, but what fate befell the expedition.
Professor Jonathan T. Buck's Mysterious Airship Notebook is unlike any adventure story before. Part drawing guide, part historical saga, this book will transport readers to a world before modern technology, when steam power, gadgets, gases and gizmos took us into the skies.

About The Authors

Keith Riegert is an author and the publisher at Ulysses Press. He is also a cofounder of the book publicity and digital marketing firm Pacific & Court and teaches Analytics and Consumer Insights at NYU’s School of Professional Studies in the Center for Publishing.

Samuel “Fact” Kaplan is an author, psychologist, and humorist based in Oakland, California. As a psychologist, he works with families and kids with disabilities, using humor, art, music, and games to create connections and help kids heal from complex traumas. He is the coauthor of the books Goodnight Dorm Room, Everybody Poops 410 Pounds a Year, and The MANual. Samuel is very fast. His speed is comparable to that of a shark crossed with a baby tuna that is also being chased by the aforementioned shark. 

About The Illustrator

Jonathan Buck is an artist and illustrator.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (January 8, 2013)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781612430355

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