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Skyfaring : A Journey with a Pilot
by Mark Vanhoenacker


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One of the Best Books of the Year
The New York Times - San Francisco Chronicle - The Economist - Kirkus Reviews

In the twenty-first century, airplane flight-- once a remarkable feat of human ingenuity--has been relegated to the realm of the mundane.  Read more...


 
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Overview

One of the Best Books of the Year
The New York Times - San Francisco Chronicle - The Economist - Kirkus Reviews

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, and 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 our capacity to be amazed.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780804169714
  • ISBN-10: 0804169713
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: May 2016
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds

Series: Vintage Departures

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