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A week at the airport

Author: Alain De Botton
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
From the bestselling author of "The Art of Travel" comes a wittily intriguing exploration of that strange "non-place"--The airport-- that he believes is the imaginative center of our civilization.

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alain De Botton
ISBN: 9780307739674 0307739678 9781846683596 1846683599
OCLC Number: 491898437
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: 107 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Approach --
Departures --
Airside --
Responsibility: Alain de Botton ; photographs by Richard Baker.
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Takes readers on a journey through the days and nights of the UK's largest airport.  Read more...


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You'll read this book with a wry smile. I love the way he sees the airport's security staff as 'like thriller writers ... paid to imagine life as a little more eventful than it customarily manages Read more...

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