作者 Vanhoenacker, Mark
書名 Skyfaring : a journey with a pilot / Mark Vanhoenacker
出版項 New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
book jacket
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 陽明大學書庫區  TL710 V256 2015    30020100837212  在架上
稽核項 xi, 352 p. ; 22 cm
內容 Lift -- Place -- Wayfinding -- Machine -- Air -- Water -- Encounters -- Night -- Return
附註 "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"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Airplanes -- Piloting -- Popular works
Aeronautics -- Popular works
國際標準書號 9780385351812 (hbk.) : US$25.95
9780385351829 (ebk.)