Skyfaring
Mark Vanhoenacker
An edition of Skyfaring (2015)

Skyfaring

A Journey with a Pilot

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An edition of Skyfaring (2015)

Skyfaring

A Journey with a Pilot

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English
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352

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"The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight--a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity--to the realm of the mundane. When most people today think of flying, they imagine tedious routines that involve security checkpoints, exorbitant baggage fees, shrinking legroom, and frustrating delays. Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who gave up careers in academia and the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight, asks us to re-imagine what we--both as pilots and as passengers--are actually doing when we enter the world between departure and discovery. In a seamless fusion of history, politics, geography, meteorology, ecology, family, and physics, the author vaults across geographical and cultural boundaries, above mountains, oceans, and deserts, through snow, wind, and rain, limning a simultaneously humbling and almost superhuman activity which can afford us unparalleled perspectives on the planet we inhabit and the communities we form"--

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Cover of: Skyfaring
Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot
2016, Penguin Random House
in English
Cover of: Skyfaring
Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot
2016, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
in English
Cover of: Skyfaring
Skyfaring: a journey with a pilot
2015
in English - First United States edition.
Cover of: Skyfaring
Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot
2015, Penguin Random House
in English

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TL710

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OL28588315M
ISBN 13
9780099589853

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