Skyfaring

Skyfaring
Author: Mark Vanhoenacker
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-04-02
ISBN: 1448189942
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skyfaring Book Excerpt:

**Sunday Times Bestseller** **Book of the Week on Radio 4** 'A beautiful book about a part of the modern world which remains genuinely magical’ Mark Haddon 'One of the most constantly fascinating, but consistently under-appreciated aspects of modern life is the business of flying. Mark Vanhoenacker has written the ideal book on the subject: a description of what it’s like to fly by a commercial pilot who is also a master prose stylist and a deeply sensitive human being. This is a man who is at once a technical expert – he flies 747s across continents – and a poet of the skies. This couldn’t be more highly recommended.' Alain de Botton Think back to when you first flew. When you first left the Earth, and travelled high and fast above its turning arc. When you looked down on a new world, captured simply and perfectly through a window fringed with ice. When you descended towards a city, and arrived from the sky as effortlessly as daybreak. In Skyfaring, airline pilot and flight romantic Mark Vanhoenacker shares his irrepressible love of flying, on a journey from day to night, from new ways of mapmaking and the poetry of physics to the names of winds and the nature of clouds. Here, anew, is the simple wonder that remains at the heart of an experience which modern travellers, armchair and otherwise, all too easily take for granted: the transcendent joy of motion, and the remarkable new perspectives that height and distance bestow on everything we love. ‘A beautiful, contemplative book... What Skyfaring gives is something we need: elevation; another perspective... Normally when I find a volume where prose style and subject matter fuse so pleasingly, I tear through it in a day. Here, I found myself pausing on almost every page, as I absorbed its detail or phrasing.’ Nicholas Lezard, Guardian **A 2015 Book of the Year – The Economist, The New York Times, GQ and more**

The Prince s Quest

The Prince s Quest
Author: William Watson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Poems of William Watson

The Poems of William Watson
Author: William Watson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 306
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Teachers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How to Land a Plane

How to Land a Plane
Author: Mark Vanhoenacker
Publsiher: The Experiment
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN: 1615195475
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Land a Plane Book Excerpt:

Take a seat—the captain’s seat, that is—and relax. You’re about to land a Boeing 747. “Brilliant.” —The Sunday Times A Daily Mail and Spectator Best Book of the Year A Points Guy Best Book of the Year The mystery of flight is magical; the reality even more so—from the physics that keeps a 450-ton vehicle aloft, to the symphony of technology and teamwork that safely sets it down again. Take it from Mark Vanhoenacker—British Airways pilot, international bestselling author, and your new flight instructor. This is How to Land a Plane. Vanhoenacker covers every step—from approach to touchdown— with precision, wit, and infectious enthusiasm. Aided by dozens of illustrations, you’ll learn all the tools and rules of his craft: altimeters, glidepaths, alignment, and more. Before you know it, you’ll be on the ground, exiting the aircraft with a whole new appreciation for the art and science of flying. “A good choice for anyone who's fantasized about suddenly having to get an aircraft safely down on the ground . . . walks you through some of the basics of flight and landing, from how to recognize a cluster of instruments known as the ‘six pack’ to knowing what purpose the PAPI lights near the runway serve.” —Popular Science “A work of humorous and outright poetic travel geekery.” —National Geographic Traveler

Imagine a City

Imagine a City
Author: Mark Vanhoenacker
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2022-05-12
ISBN: 1473572150
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagine a City Book Excerpt:

**A Financial Times Best Summer Book of 2022** 'A journey around both the author's mind and the planet's great cities that leaves us energised, open to new experiences and ready to return more hopefully to our lives' ALAIN DE BOTTON 'A moving account of personal unbelonging' THE TIMES 'Vanhoenacker... has a near-bottomless appetite for fresh sights and guidebook curiosities... Intimate and thoughtful' PICO IYER, AIR MAIL ___________________ Growing up in his small hometown, Mark Vanhoenacker spun the illuminated globe in his bedroom and dreamt of elsewhere - of distant, real cities, and a perfect metropolis that existed only in his imagination. These places were sources of endless fascination and escape: streets unspooled, towers shone, and anonymous crowds bustled in cities where Mark could be anyone - perhaps even himself. Now, as a commercial airline pilot, Mark has spent nearly two decades crossing the skies of our planet, touching down in the cities he imagined as a child. He experiences these metropolises in short layover visits that repeat month after month and year after year, giving him a unique perspective on the places that form our urban world. Interweaving travelogue with memoir, Mark celebrates the cities he has come to know and love through the lens of the hometown his heart has never left. Exploring the emblematic facets of each city's identity - the sweeping roads of Los Angeles, the old gates of Jeddah, the intricate, dream-inspired plan of Brasília - he shows us with warmth and fresh eyes the extraordinary places that billions of us call home. 'A love letter to the cities he's returned to again and again... Vanhoenacker captivates when describing the silent beauty of a world glimpsed from above' Washington Post 'Eloquent... A love song to cities the world over' Wall Street Journal 'Evocative... Lyrical... At the keyboard, Vanhoenacker has danced, and on his pages there is tumbling mirth indeed' Boston Globe

Airportness

Airportness
Author: Christopher Schaberg
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN: 150132571X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Airportness Book Excerpt:

Airportness takes the reader on a single day's journey through all the routines and stages of an ordinary flight. From curbside to baggage, and pondering the minutes and hours of sitting in between, Christopher Schaberg contemplates the mundane world of commercial aviation to discover "the nature of flight.†? For Schaberg this means hearing planes in the sky, recognizing airline symbols in unlikely places, and navigating the various zones of transit from sliding doors, to jet bridge, to lavatory. It is an ongoing, swarming ecosystem that unfolds each day as we fly, get stranded, and arrive at our destinations. Airportness turns out to be more than just architecture and design elements-rather, it is all the rumble and buzz of flight, the tedium of travel as well as the feelings of uplift.

Never Look Down

Never Look Down
Author: James Kingston
Publsiher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN: 1911274430
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Look Down Book Excerpt:

James Kingston loves to climb. Whether he's scaling a tree at his local park or ascending to the very top of a crane, looking down always brings about the best kind of rush. And yet it wasn't always this way. Afraid of heights as a child, James vowed to confront an almost crippling phobia. He was transformed, and became one of the most daring and unique free climbers on the planet. Today, James is the go-to man for everything HIGH. Think Wembley Stadium or the Eiffel tower - James has conquered some of the most iconic locations in the world. Packed with death-defying POV pictures, Never Look Down tells how James faces down danger, where his favourite free climbing locations are, and takes you to the top of the world.

An Encyclopaedic Tibetan English Dictionary Ka Nya

An Encyclopaedic Tibetan English Dictionary  Ka Nya
Author: Tadeusz Skorupski
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1426
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Encyclopaedic Tibetan English Dictionary Ka Nya Book Excerpt:

Four Lamas of Dolpo Introduction translations

Four Lamas of Dolpo  Introduction   translations
Author: David L. Snellgrove
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1967
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Lamas
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Love Stories from the Mahabharata

Love Stories from the Mahabharata
Author: Subodha Ghosha
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mahābhārata
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Stories from the Mahabharata Book Excerpt:

Erotic in style and content, this collection unearths the forgotten and lesser known tales of love from the great epic. The narrative is sensuous and often sensual in detail, pulsating with the blood and throb of bodies that breath in unison, in a world particularized by its own mores. Parikshit and Sushobhana, Agni and Svaha, Agastya and Lopamudra, and many more lovelorn couples take the reader on a journey through the crosscurrents of physical desire and psychic union.

Abid Azad Selected Poems

Abid Azad  Selected Poems
Author: Ābida Ājāda
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 87
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abid Azad Selected Poems Book Excerpt:

Translation from Bengali.

Analog Science Fiction Fact

Analog Science Fiction   Fact
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Po Chu i an Homage To

Po Chu i  an Homage To
Author: Jean Elizabeth, Poet Laureate Ward
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2008-06-27
ISBN: 1435715160
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Po Chu i an Homage To Book Excerpt:

English First Edition: (with illustrations) Po Chu-I (772-846 CE) vowed his poems would be understood at every social level, so he broke with the poetic habits of the literati in two respects. First, his diction was not merely simple, but sometimes colloquial, and, second, he frequently lamented the economic and social injustices perpetrated on the poor. However, he also ranged freely among traditional subjects, including, as here, the evocation of emotions using natural scenes. In this book, American Poet Laureate, Jean Elizabeth Ward has read, and responded with either Homages to, or Inspired by Po Chu I. Over 300 poems in this lovely book, with the painting of Po Chu I by the author. NOT A TRANSLATION JOURNAL.

Terrorism and Temporality in the Works of Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo

Terrorism and Temporality in the Works of Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo
Author: James Gourley
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-06-06
ISBN: 1441133569
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terrorism and Temporality in the Works of Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo Book Excerpt:

Terrorism and Temporality in the Works of Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo starts from a simple premise: that the events of the 11th of September 2001 must have had a major effect on two New York residents, and two of the seminal authors of American letters, Pynchon and DeLillo. By examining implicit and explicit allusion to these events in their work, it becomes apparent that both consider 9/11 a crucial event, and that it has profoundly impacted their work. From this important point, the volume focuses on the major change identifiable in both authors' work; a change in the perception, and conception, of time. This is not, however, a simple change after 2001. It allows, at the same time, a re-examination of both authors work, and the acknowledgment of time as a crucial concept to both authors throughout their careers. Engaging with several theories of time, and their reiteration and examination in both authors' work, this volume contributes both to the understanding of literary time, and to the work of Pynchon and DeLillo.

The Edge Chronicles 5 Stormchaser

The Edge Chronicles 5  Stormchaser
Author: Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-01-31
ISBN: 1446498239
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Edge Chronicles 5 Stormchaser Book Excerpt:

Twig Verginix has now realised his dream of becoming a sky pirate, exploring the skies of the Edge as a crew-member of The Stormchaser. That is until Cloud Wolf forbids him from coming on the dangerous quest to collect stormphrax – a valuable substance created inside the heart of a Great Storm. Twig refuses to leave his beloved skyship and smuggles himself on board The Stormchaser – but can the ship, and its crew – survive the destructive force of the Great Storm itself? Stormchaser is the second book of the Twig Saga – second trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

The Unmapped Mind

The Unmapped Mind
Author: Christian Donlan
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-04-05
ISBN: 0241980925
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unmapped Mind Book Excerpt:

"My daughter took her first steps on the day I was diagnosed - a juxtaposition so perfect, so trite, so filled with the tacky artifice of real life that I am generally too embarrassed to tell anybody about it." Shortly after his daughter Leontine was born, Christian Donlan's world shifted an inch to the left. He started to miss light switches and door handles when reachingfor them. He would injure himself in a hundred stupid ways every day. First playful and then maddening, these strange experiences were the early symptoms of multiple sclerosis, an incurable and degenerative neurological disease. Ashis young daughter starts to investigate the world around her, he too finds himself exploring a new landscape - the shifting and bewildering territory ofthe brain. He is a tourist in his own body, a stranger in a place that plays bizarre tricks on him, from dizzying double vision to mystifying memory loss. Determined to master his new environment, Christian takes us on a fascinating and illuminating journey: through the history of neurology, the joys andanxieties of parenthood, and the ultimate realisation of what, after everything you take for granted has been stripped away from you, is truly important in life. An Unmapped Mind is a profoundly personal, uplifting and enriching memoir that will change the way you see your body, your mind, and the world around you.

The Adventures of the Summerswill

The Adventures of the Summerswill
Author: Taylor Powers
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2012-08
ISBN: 1477158561
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Adventures of the Summerswill Book Excerpt:

Timmon Strongtail was no ordinary otter . . . Timmon Strongtail wanted to fly. The skies above Sylva are no longer free but under the heel of a vicious Wolf. Timmon will assemble his crew and attempt to live out the stories and fables that he learned by heart as a pup. A buccaneer adventure aboard airships beginning, as all the creatures and undesireables of Sylva gather for one final battle.

Jet Lag

Jet Lag
Author: Christopher J. Lee
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-09-07
ISBN: 1501323237
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jet Lag Book Excerpt:

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Jet lag is a momentary condition resulting from the human body and its inner clock being pitched against the time-leaping effects of modern aviation. But more than that, it is a situation that explains time, technology, and the human body. Jet lag epitomizes the accelerated world we live in. It makes the speed and discomfort of globalization tangible on a personal level. Tracing physiological, temporal, technological, and cultural meanings, Christopher J. Lee's Jet Lag ponders our intrinsic human limits in the face of modern innovation, revealing the latent costs of global cosmopolitanism today. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.

Writing Ten Core Concepts w MLA9E Updates

Writing  Ten Core Concepts  w  MLA9E Updates
Author: Robert P. Yagelski
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2021-04-28
ISBN: 0357505778
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Ten Core Concepts w MLA9E Updates Book Excerpt:

Master the fundamentals critical to becoming an effective writer with Yagelski's WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS, 3E. Carefully designed guides, thoroughly integrated with the core concepts, set this book apart as you study key rhetorical moves within analytical, persuasive and narrative writing. Applied assignments challenge you to complete causal analysis, academic arguments and literacy narratives. This edition presents writing as an interaction between writer and reader, teaching you how to use writing skills to participate in important conversations shaping today's lives. This edition features 26 new readings and 11 new sample student essays as well as new chapters on literacy narratives, summary-response essays, annotated bibliographies and presentations. Updates guide you in working with digital resources, expand your critical reading strategies and highlight the latest APA and MLA guidelines. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Jim Henson s Labyrinth Bestiary

Jim Henson s Labyrinth  Bestiary
Author: S.T. Bende
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2022-06-07
ISBN: 1647224748
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jim Henson s Labyrinth Bestiary Book Excerpt:

Discover the world of Labyrinth in this guide to the wondrous creatures of the Goblin King’s realm, featuring illustrations by acclaimed artist Iris Compiet. From Ludo to Sir Didymus, to the Goblin King’s legion of mischievous minions, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth is packed with wondrous beings and chaotic critters. For the first time, Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Bestiary - A Definitive Guide to the Goblin King's Realm brings their world to life. Exploring the nature and behavior of each creature through original illustrations and insightful text, this is a must-have book for fans of Labyrinth, Jim Henson, and the fantasy genre. • ALL-NEW LABYRINTH ART: Experience the world of Labyrinth in a whole new way through the stunning art of acclaimed illustrator Iris Compiet (The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra). • DISCOVER THE CREATURES OF LABYRINTH: This book features an in-depth look at every creature from the world of Labyrinth, covering the beloved 1986 movie as well as the wider world of the Goblin King’s realm, including the hit comics and the original novelization. • AN EPIC ADDITION TO YOUR HOME LIBRARY: A gorgeous volume filled with incredible artwork, Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Bestiary is the definitive tribute to the fantastical creatures of this much-loved classic.