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The Resource Skyfaring : a journey with a pilot, Mark Vanhoenacker

Skyfaring : a journey with a pilot, Mark Vanhoenacker

Label
Skyfaring : a journey with a pilot
Title
Skyfaring
Title remainder
a journey with a pilot
Statement of responsibility
Mark Vanhoenacker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight--a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity--to the realm of the mundane. When most people today think of flying, they imagine tedious routines that involve security checkpoints, exorbitant baggage fees, shrinking legroom, and frustrating delays. Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who gave up careers in academia and the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight, asks us to re-imagine what we--both 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, the author vaults across geographical and cultural boundaries, above mountains, oceans, and deserts, through snow, wind, and rain, renewng a simultaneously humbling and almost superhuman activity which can afford us unparalleled perspectives on the planet we inhabit and the communities we form"--
Summary
"The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight--a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity--to the realm of the mundane. When most people today think of flying, they imagine tedious routines that involve security checkpoints, exorbitant baggage fees, shrinking legroom, and frustrating delays. Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who gave up careers in academia and the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight, asks us to re-imagine what we--both 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, the author vaults across geographical and cultural boundaries, above mountains, oceans, and deserts, through snow, wind, and rain, limning a simultaneously humbling and almost superhuman activity which can afford us unparalleled perspectives on the planet we inhabit and the communities we form"--
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10429213
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vanhoenacker, Mark
Dewey number
629.132/52
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Airplanes
  • Aeronautics
  • Aviation psychology
  • TRANSPORTATION / Aviation / General
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a journey with a pilot
Label
Skyfaring : a journey with a pilot, Mark Vanhoenacker
Instantiates
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn900608738
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780385351812
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014041159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)900608738
Label
Skyfaring : a journey with a pilot, Mark Vanhoenacker
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn900608738
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780385351812
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014041159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)900608738

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