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The Flying Book: Everything You've Ever Wondered About Flying On Airplanes
by David Blatner (Goodreads Author)
Whether you fear, thrill at, or, like many, have never bothered to stop and think about the wonder of commercial flight, The Flying Book will inform, surprise, reassure, and entertain. David Blatner takes readers from the cockpit to the runway, the control tower, the baggage and security systems, the airplane manufacturing plant, and beyond, explaining the many factors tha ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Walker & Company
(first published January 1st 2003)
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Looking for something to read on an airplane? This is the book. I have no idea why this book is not prominently displayed in the window of every airport bookstore. Entertaining, educational, and comforting, this book has everything from how a plane flies to salaries of flight attendants to the meaning behind all those disconcerting bumps, jerks, and noises that accompany every flight. Plus, there are lots of pictures. Many thanks to David Blatner to make flying just a touch less insufferable.
I am totally fascinated by flying - how planes work, air traffic control, the underground world of luggage logistics, etc. - this book answered it all. Made me more determined than ever to get my pilot's license.
David Blatner is the author of 15 books, translated into 14 languages with over a half-million copies in print, including Spectrums, The Joy of Pi, and The Flying Book. As an expert on digital publishing, he has lectured in five continents over the past two decades. He and his wife and two sons live, explore, and write outside Seattle, Washington.More about David Blatner...