Skyfaring

Skyfaring
Author: Mark Vanhoenacker
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-04-02
ISBN 10: 1448189942
ISBN 13: 9781448189946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Skyfaring Book Review:

**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**

Skyfaring

Skyfaring
Author: Mark Vanhoenacker
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-07-07
ISBN 10: 0099589850
ISBN 13: 9780099589853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Skyfaring Book Review:

'Flight, like any great love, is both a liberation and a return': an airline pilot captures the wonder of flight for the modern traveller. **"Sunday Times" Bestseller** **Book of the Week on Radio 4** 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."

Skyfaring

Skyfaring
Author: Mark Vanhoenacker
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN 10: 0385351828
ISBN 13: 9780385351829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Skyfaring Book Review:

A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys—and reawakens our capacity to be amazed. The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight—a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity—to the realm of the mundane. Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who left academia and a career in the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight, asks us to reimagine 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, 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 that affords us unparalleled perspectives on the planet we inhabit and the communities we form.

Skyfaring

Skyfaring
Author: Mark Vanhoenacker
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-04-02
ISBN 10: 1448189942
ISBN 13: 9781448189946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Skyfaring Book Review:

**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**

How to Land a Plane

How to Land a Plane
Author: Mark Vanhoenacker
Publsiher: The Experiment
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 1615195475
ISBN 13: 9781615195473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


How to Land a Plane Book Review:

Take a seat—the captain’s seat, that is—and relax. You’re about to land a Boeing 747. The mystery of flight is magical; the reality, still 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, internationally 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.

Cockpit Confidential

Cockpit Confidential
Author: Patrick Smith
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 1402280939
ISBN 13: 9781402280931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Cockpit Confidential Book Review:

A New York Times bestseller For millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the web's popular Ask the Pilot feature, separates the fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know... •How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly them •Straight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safety •The real story on congestion, delays, and the dysfunction of the modern airport •The myths and misconceptions of cabin air and cockpit automation •Terrorism in perspective, and a provocative look at security •Airfares, seating woes, and the pitfalls of airline customer service •The colors and cultures of the airlines we love to hate Cockpit Confidential covers not only the nuts and bolts of flying, but also the grand theater of air travel, from airport architecture to inflight service to the excitement of travel abroad. It's a thoughtful, funny, at times deeply personal look into the strange and misunderstood world of commercial flying. It's the ideal book for frequent flyers, nervous passengers, and global travelers. Refreshed and vastly expanded from the original Ask the Pilot, with approximately 75 percent new material.

The Vanishing of Flight MH370

The Vanishing of Flight MH370
Author: Richard Quest
Publsiher: Berkley Books
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0425283011
ISBN 13: 9780425283011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Vanishing of Flight MH370 Book Review:

CNN Aviation Correspondent Richard Quest offers a gripping and definitive account of the disappearance of Malaysian Airline Flight MH370 in March 2014. On March 8, 2014, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared with barely a trace, carrying 239 people on board--seemingly vanishing into the dark night. The airplane's whereabouts and fate would quickly become one of the biggest aviation mysteries of our time... Richard Quest, CNN's Aviation Correspondent, was one of the leading journalists covering the story. In a coincidence, Quest had interviewed one of the two pilots a few weeks before the disappearance. It is here that he begins his gripping account of those tense weeks in March, presenting a fascinating chronicle of an international search effort, which despite years of searching and tens of millions of dollars spent has failed to find the plane. Quest dissects what happened in the hours following the plane's disappearance and chronicles the days and weeks of searching, which led to nothing but increasing despair. He takes apart the varying responses from authorities and the discrepancies in reports, the wide range of theories, the startling fact that the plane actually turned around and flew in the opposite direction, and what solutions the aviation industry must now implement to ensure it never happens again. What emerges is a riveting chronicle of a tragedy that continues to baffle everyone from aviation experts to satellite engineers to politicians--and which to this day worries the traveling public that it could happen again. INCLUDES PHOTOS

Ask the Pilot

Ask the Pilot
Author: Patrick Smith
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781594480041
ISBN 13: 1594480044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Ask the Pilot Book Review:

Presented in a handy question-and-answer format, this practical guide to airline travel draws on the expertise of a commercial airline pilot to provide valuable information on safety, security screening, passenger health, aerodynamics, and many other topics, accompanied by a glossary of common buzzwords for travelers. Original.

Inside the Sky

Inside the Sky
Author: William Langewiesche
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 067975007X
ISBN 13: 9780679750079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Inside the Sky Book Review:

Offering a pilot's-eye view of the wonders of flight, the author of Sahara Unveiled discusses the influence of aviation on the human vision of the world and describes the adventure of flying in turbulent weather, the inner world of flight, and more. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Weather Machine

The Weather Machine
Author: Andrew Blum
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-06-27
ISBN 10: 1473521696
ISBN 13: 9781473521698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Weather Machine Book Review:

‘This fascinating book reveals the existence and origins of surely one of our species’ greatest creations’ (MARK VANHOENACKER, author of Skyfaring) – The Weather Machine is about a miraculous-but-overlooked invention that helps us through our daily lives – and sometimes saves them – by allowing us to see into the future. Shall we take an umbrella... or evacuate the city? When Superstorm Sandy hit North America, weather scientists had predicted its arrival a full eight days beforehand, saving countless lives and astonishing us with their capability. Their skill is unprecedented in human history and draws on nearly every major invention of the last two centuries: Newtonian physics, telecommunications, spaceflight and super-computing. In this gripping investigation, Andrew Blum takes us on a global journey to explain this awe-inspiring feat – from satellites circling the Earth, to weather stations far out in the ocean, through some of the most ingenious minds and advanced algorithms at work today. Our destination: the simulated models they have constructed of our planet, which spin faster than time, turning chaos into prediction, offering glimpses of our future with eery precision. This collaborative invention spans the Earth and relies on continuous co-operation between all nations – a triumph of human ingenuity and diplomacy we too often shrug off as a tool for choosing the right footwear each morning. But in this new era of extreme weather, we may come to rely on its maintenance and survival for our own.

The Mystery of Flight 427

The Mystery of Flight 427
Author: Bill Adair
Publsiher: Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-07-09
ISBN 10: 1588344029
ISBN 13: 9781588344021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Mystery of Flight 427 Book Review:

The immediate human toll of the 1994 Flight 427 disaster was staggering: all 132 people aboard died on a Pennsylvania hillside. The subsequent investigation was a maze of politics, bizarre theories, and shrouded answers. Bill Adair, an award-winning journalist, was granted special access to the five-year inquiry by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) while its investigators tried to determine if the world's most widely used commercial jet, the Boeing 737, was really safe. Their findings have had wide-ranging effects on the airline industry, pilots, and even passangers. Adair takes readers behind the scenes to show who makes decisions about airline safety—and why.

Fate is the Hunter

Fate is the Hunter
Author: Ernest K. Gann
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1986-07-02
ISBN 10: 0671636030
ISBN 13: 9780671636036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fate is the Hunter Book Review:

Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting both the triumphs and terrors of pilots who flew when flying was anything but routine.

Soar

Soar
Author: Tom Bunn
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 1493000691
ISBN 13: 9781493000692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Soar Book Review:

Captain Bunn founded SOAR to develop effective methods for dealing with flight anxiety. Therapists who have found this phobia difficult to treat will find everything they need to give their clients success. Anxious flyers who have “tried everything” to no avail can look forward to joining the nearly 10,000 graduates of the SOAR program who now have the whole world open to them as they fly anxiety free wherever they want. This approach begins by explaining how anxiety, claustrophobia, and panic are caused when noises, motions—or even the thought of flying—trigger excessive stress hormones. Then, to stop this problem, Captain Bunn takes the reader step-by-step through exercises that permanently and automatically control these feelings. He also explains how flying works, why it is safe, and teaches flyers how to strategically plan their flight, choose the right airlines, meet the captain, and so on. Through this program, Captain Bunn has helped thousands overcome their fear of flying. Now his book arms readers with the information they need to control their anxiety and fly comfortably.

Terra Incognita

Terra Incognita
Author: Sara Wheeler
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10: 080415242X
ISBN 13: 9780804152426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Terra Incognita Book Review:

It is the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, an icy desert of unearthly beauty and stubborn impenetrability. For centuries, Antarctica has captured the imagination of our greatest scientists and explorers, lingering in the spirit long after their return. Shackleton called it "the last great journey"; for Apsley Cherry-Garrard it was the worst journey in the world. This is a book about the call of the wild and the response of the spirit to a country that exists perhaps most vividly in the mind. Sara Wheeler spent seven months in Antarctica, living with its scientists and dreamers. No book is more true to the spirit of that continent--beguiling, enchanted and vast beyond the furthest reaches of our imagination. Chosen by Beryl Bainbridge and John Major as one of the best books of the year, recommended by the editors of Entertainment Weekly and the Chicago Tribune, one of the Seattle Times's top ten travel books of the year, Terra Incognita is a classic of polar literature.

Know My Name

Know My Name
Author: Chanel Miller
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 0735223718
ISBN 13: 9780735223714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Know My Name Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller "A devastating, immersive memoir...Miller is an extraordinary writer: plain, precise and moving." --NPR "Know My Name is a gut-punch, and in the end, somehow, also blessedly hopeful...She implores us, too, to challenge and question the systems that aren't working. As we examine how to prevent and prosecute sexual assault cases, this last lesson may be the most important of all." --Washington Post She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral--viewed by eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress; it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time. Now she reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words. It was the perfect case, in many ways--there were eyewitnesses, Turner ran away, physical evidence was immediately secured. But her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial reveal the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios. Her story illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators, indicts a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and, ultimately, shines with the courage required to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful life. Know My Name will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing. It also introduces readers to an extraordinary writer, one whose words have already changed our world. Entwining pain, resilience, and humor, this memoir will stand as a modern classic.

How to Pack

How to Pack
Author: Hitha Palepu
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1101905646
ISBN 13: 9781101905647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


How to Pack Book Review:

It's time to pack perfect. Every trip, every time. Your journey starts here. When you travel, the journey is just as important as the destination--and packing is the first step. In How to Pack, Hitha Palepu, a former consultant who has traveled more than 500,000 cumulative miles around the world, shows that what and how you pack are who you are. Confidence and comfort inspire success upon arrival, whether you're exploring a new city, hoping to nail a job interview, or relaxing on a beach. In How to Pack, you'll learn about: · Power Pieces vs. Fantasy Pieces: How clothing earns its place in your suitcase · The Accessory Math Secret: The precise formula for all you need to finish off your outfits · Folding versus Rolling: What's right for which items · Globetrotter Gorgeous: Editing your beauty routine while still looking great · The Packing Timeline: How to avoid "I'm forgetting something" syndrome · Pack Perfect Lists: Samples and blanks for any kind of trip

Coming to My Senses

Coming to My Senses
Author: Alice Waters
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 1101906650
ISBN 13: 9781101906651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Coming to My Senses Book Review:

The long-awaited memoir from cultural icon and culinary standard bearer Alice Waters recalls the circuitous road and tumultuous times leading to the opening of what is arguably America's most influential restaurant. When Alice Waters opened the doors of her "little French restaurant" in Berkeley, California in 1971 at the age of 27, no one ever anticipated the indelible mark it would leave on the culinary landscape—Alice least of all. Fueled in equal parts by naiveté and a relentless pursuit of beauty and pure flavor, she turned her passion project into an iconic institution that redefined American cuisine for generations of chefs and food lovers. In Coming to My Senses Alice retraces the events that led her to 1517 Shattuck Avenue and the tumultuous times that emboldened her to find her own voice as a cook when the prevailing food culture was embracing convenience and uniformity. Moving from a repressive suburban upbringing to Berkeley in 1964 at the height of the Free Speech Movement and campus unrest, she was drawn into a bohemian circle of charismatic figures whose views on design, politics, film, and food would ultimately inform the unique culture on which Chez Panisse was founded. Dotted with stories, recipes, photographs, and letters, Coming to My Senses is at once deeply personal and modestly understated, a quietly revealing look at one woman's evolution from a rebellious yet impressionable follower to a respected activist who effects social and political change on a global level through the common bond of food.

Comfortably Wild

Comfortably Wild
Author: Mike Howard,Anne Howard
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 1493037803
ISBN 13: 9781493037803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Comfortably Wild Book Review:

River rafting between luxury camps, harvesting vegetables for a farm-to-table dinner, and ziplining to your treehouse suite, this is experiential travel and glamping at its finest. Breaking the mold of big box hotels and transforming camping into a glamorous affair, this revolutionary travel style needed its story told. Traveling over 56,000 miles from Canada to Costa Rica, authors Mike & Anne Howard of the acclaimed blog HoneyTrek.com sought out the best glamping destinations in North America and the deeper meaning of this trendy term. In the first guide of its kind, the Howards dive into the history of glamping and this 21st-century craving for unconventional experiences that effortlessly connect us with nature, our loved ones, and ourselves. Rather than being organized by style of lodging, each chapter of Comfortably Wild offers a unique way to vacation, like the boutique farmstays in "Cultivate," wellness retreats in “Rejuvenate,” and ranches of “Wild West.” Alongside hundreds of gorgeous photos and inspiring stories, they offer the practical tips to finding the right destinations for you and mobilizing a lifetime of unforgettable adventures.

Falling for London

Falling for London
Author: Sean Mallen
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2018-10-13
ISBN 10: 1459741951
ISBN 13: 9781459741959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Falling for London Book Review:

A funny and touching memoir of how a TV reporter dragged his unwilling wife and daughter to London and how they learned to live in and love the world’s greatest city — despite a falling ceiling, ruinous costs, and quirky Brits.

Spoon Fed

Spoon Fed
Author: Kim Severson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-04-15
ISBN 10: 110118714X
ISBN 13: 9781101187142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Spoon Fed Book Review:

From the prominent New York Times food writer, a memoir recounting the tough life lessons she learned from a generation of female cooks-including Marion Cunningham, Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl, Rachael Ray, and Marcella Hazan. Somewhere between the lessons her mother taught her as a child and the ones she is now trying to teach her own daughter, Kim Severson stumbled. She lost sight of what mattered, of who she was and who she wanted to be, and of how she wanted to live her life. It took a series of women cooks to reteach her the life lessons she forgot-and some she had never learned in the first place. Some as small as a spoonful, and others so big they saved her life, the best lessons she found were delivered in the kitchen. Told in Severson's frank, often funny, always perceptive style, Spoon Fed weaves together the stories of eight important cooks with the lessons they taught her-lessons that seemed to come right when she needed them most. We follow Kim's journey from an awkward adolescent to an adult who channeled her passions into failing relationships, alcohol, and professional ambition, almost losing herself in the process. Finally as Severson finds sobriety and starts a family of her own, we see her mature into a strong, successful woman, as we learn alongside her. An emotionally rich, multilayered memoir and an inspirational, illuminating series of profiles of the most influential women in the world of food, Spoon Fed is Severson's story and the story of the women who came before her-and ultimately, a testament to the wisdom that can be found in the kitchen.