SKYFARING: A JOURNEY WITH A PILOT

SKYFARING: A JOURNEY WITH A PILOT

By: Vanhoenacker, Mark

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that rem inds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys--and r eawakens 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.

Title: SKYFARING: A JOURNEY WITH A PILOT

Author Name: Vanhoenacker, Mark

Categories: General Non-Fiction,

Publisher: Vintage: 2015

ISBN Number: 0099589850

ISBN Number 13: 9780099589853

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000046696