Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot (Vintage Departures)

Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot (Vintage Departures) Author Mark Vanhoenacker
ISBN-10 0804169713
ISBN-13 9780804169714
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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One of the Best Books of the Year TheNew York Times San Francisco Chronicle The Economist Kirkus ReviewsIn the twenty first century airplane flight once a remarkable feat of human ingenuityhas 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 weas pilots and as passengersare 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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