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Skyfaring : a journey with a pilot

Author: Mark Vanhoenacker
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, New York : Vintage, 2016. 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Vintage Departures editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
In the twenty-first century, airplane flight once a remarkable feat of human ingenuity has been relegated to the realm of the mundane. In this mesmerizing reflection on flying, Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who left academia and a career in the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flying, helps us to reimagine what we as pilots and as passengers are actually doing when we enter the world between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Vanhoenacker
ISBN: 9780804169714 0804169713
OCLC Number: 954284776
Notes: Originally published: 2015.
Description: xiii, 352 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Lift --
Place --
Wayfinding --
Machine --
Air --
Water --
Encounters --
Night --
Return.
Responsibility: Mark Vanhoenacker.

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In the twenty-first century, airplane flight once a remarkable feat of human ingenuity has been relegated to the realm of the mundane. In this mesmerizing reflection on flying, Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who left academia and a career in the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flying, helps us to reimagine what we 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, physics, Vanhoenacker vaults across geographical and cultural boundaries; above mountains, oceans, and deserts through snow, wind, and rain, renewing a simultaneously humbling and almost superhuman activity and reawakening out capacity to be amazed. --Page [4] of cover.

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