About this book
The true history of the Piccards, three generations of a Swiss family who have had the urge to explore and invent. Auguste, Jean-Felix, Jacques and Bertrand have each set records for journeys in balloons and deep sea-dives, often in vehicles they invented themselves. Cheshire is the deputy editor of "Wired".
This is a remarkable story, not just about the extraordinary achievements of a family, but about the power of the individual to spur innovation, even when the consen