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Wind Sand And Stars

Author : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
ISBN : 9780547546728
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying. Translated by Lewis Galantière.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wind Sand And Stars

Author : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
ISBN : UCAL:B4087595
Genre : Aeronautics
File Size : 87.1 MB
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English translation of "Terre des hommes". Autobiographical account of air travel, captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight.
Category: Aeronautics

Airman S Odyssey

Author : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
ISBN : OCLC:7593885
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Category: World War, 1939-1945

Wind Sand And Stars

Author : Anne Morrow Lindbergh
ISBN : OCLC:62495896
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The Illustrated Handbook Of Desktop Publishing And Typesetting

Author : Michael L. Kleper
ISBN : UOM:39015012970250
Genre : Computerized typesetting
File Size : 36.46 MB
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The first comprehensive analysis of desktop publishing that covers the entire scope of this innovative technology, including using personal computers as components of desk-top publishing systems or as input work stations for traditional phototypesetting input. Writing in clear, nontechnical style, Kleper discusses the mechanics of typesetting and graphic reproduction, the printing trade and hardware and software products applicable to desktop publishing. 622 illustrations.
Category: Computerized typesetting

The Adventure Of Weak Theology

Author : Štefan Štofaník (1976–2014)
ISBN : 9781438471952
Genre : Philosophy
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Štofaník provides a unique, personal reading of weak theology and tries to inhabit the gap between it and its “founder,” John D. Caputo. In this distinctive exploration of John D. Caputo’s work, Štefan Štofaník traces Caputo’s journey of philosophical discovery from his earlier, more conventional academic writings to his later, almost confessional works of weak theology and his deep engagement with Derrida. Štofaník draws upon Caputo’s life story to help explain sudden shifts in Caputo’s thinking, offers intricate readings of philosophical passages that have all too often been taken for granted, and joins in Caputo’s effort to find a theology that can be trusted and that does not rely upon dogmatic and hierarchical authority. At the same time, Štofaník subtly disagrees with aspects of Caputo’s view and turns to the work of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry as a way to suggest that one cannot take leave of the tradition of theology as easily as Caputo thinks. At times, The Adventure of Weak Theology reads like a letter to Caputo, and Štofaník’s own passion for theology, his deep understanding of Caputo’s work, and his gift for writing makes this an immensely appealing book for both admirers and critics of Caputo. “[Štefan] has read my work with extraordinary care and he has done so with a very acute ear for my authorial voice, this person whom I impersonate when I write, this persona I inhabit in my books. I am not sure if this fellow who appears in print is the real me or a put-on, the one who I really am or the one I want to be. Either way, he only emerges, or emerges best of all, when I write, and Štefan had a pitch-perfect ear for that voice. He didn’t miss anything. He caught it every time it was important.” — from the Afterword by John D. Caputo
Category: Philosophy

Winged Words

Author : Piero Boitani
ISBN : 9780226065618
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 70.11 MB
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Flight has always fascinated human minds, but until a century ago it remained a dream—the exclusive domain of birds, gods, and mythological heroes. From the myths of the ancients to the poetry of Pindar and Yeats, Winged Words traces the imprint of the human impulse to fly from premodern times to the age of terrorism in both literature and history. Piero Boitani begins his analysis with an account of the way the myths of Pegasus and Icarus have persisted from classical to twentieth-century politics and literature. He then takes up the figure of Hermes; the roles of halcyons and eagles in classical, biblical, and later literatures; and literary response to Pieter Brueghel’s The Fall of Icarus. Honing in on modern figures and concerns, Boitani also offers a fascinating discussion of author-pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and concludes with a meditation on the flight of the hijacked airliners on 9/11. Throughout, Winged Word brings a remarkable range of men of action, politicians, theologians, writers, and artists into dialogue with each other: Shakespeare with T. S. Eliot, Horace with Ovid, Leonardo with Milton, Leopardi with Mallarmé, Saint-Exupéry with Faulkner and Rilke, and the Ulysses of Homer with the Ulysses of Dante. Ultimately, by showing how writers and fliers have looked to the ancients for inspiration, Boitani testifies to the modern relevance of poetry and the classics.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Green Travel Guide

Author : Greg Neale
ISBN : 185383596X
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Green Travel Guide is the travel guide for the future. It tells us how to travel without destroying the very places we want to visit.Written by Greg Neale, environment correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph, it is packed with practical advice for travellers. The second edition includes a whole new section on how to take different kinds of activity holidays, from wildlife watching and conservation to heritage, sports and back-to-the-land holidays. For each of them, detailed tips are given on how to minimise the environmental damage and the social disruption that travel and tourism so often bring. The guide to each area of the world and the listings of award-winning organisations and useful contacts have all been expanded and brought up to date.
Category: Business & Economics

Unlearning To Fly

Author : Jennifer Brice
ISBN : 9780803208605
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 80.7 MB
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A memoir of a bookworm growing up in Alaska - among people whose resilience, restlessness, and energy find their highest expression in winter ascents of Mount McKinley or first descents of wild rivers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Sense Of Life

Author : Jean-Claude Ibert
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038119678
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Posthumously collected essays written over a lifetime by the famous aviator-philosopher-writer.
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The Ethical Travel Guide

Author : Polly Pattullo
ISBN : 9781134035861
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 57.39 MB
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If you're tired of Tourist Traps and Guilt Trips, or just want to have a positive impact on local people and their environment, this book is for you. Find hundreds of new ideas for your next holiday and visit amazing communities not listed in other guidebooks. The Ethical Travel Guide is a natural successor to Tourism Concern's hugely popular Good Alternative Travel Guide. It is the essential resource for responsible global travel. From construction projects in Tibet to luxury Greek island breaks, there is something for every taste and budget. The extensive directory in this new guide lists places to visit and stay in over 60 countries and other useful resources chosen by Tourism Concern for anyone interested in ethical and sustainable tourism 'because tourism should always benefit local people'.
Category: Business & Economics

Saint Exupery

Author : Stacy Schiff
ISBN : 9781446485323
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A fascinating account of the life of one of the century's great eccentrics - the brilliant Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Born in 1900 of impoverished aristocracy, he swiftly developed a mania for aviation, despite his chaotic mind and total technological incompetence. He flew reconnaissance missions in the War and wrote some strange and wonderful books, including the classic children's story THE LITTLE PRINCE, between theatrically executed airplane crashed. He died in the air in 1944, and his brief life instantly acquired mythical status. 'Every facet of Saint-Exupery's short and dramatic life is covered in this fascinating biography. This is Stacy Schiff's first book, but she writes with all the skill, assurance and mastery of an old literary hand. If there was such a thing as a prize for a first biography, I would nominate this book. ' Frank McLynn, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Shifting Sands

Author : Steve Donahue
ISBN : 9781442967007
Genre : Business & Economics
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Category: Business & Economics

Star Trek Signature Edition Sand And Stars

Author : Diane Duane
ISBN : 9781416500063
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 75.9 MB
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The Star Trek: Signature Edition series continues with this thrilling adventure featuring Commander Spock, Captain Kirk, and the U.S.S. Enterprise. Vulcan: linchpin member of the United Federation of Planets. Home to a civilization dedicated to o'thia, the ruling ethic of pure logic. But it was not always so; thousands of years before, Vulcans were a violent, warlike race, with tempers surpassed only by the planet's hot, arid sands. The philosopher Surak would show his people another way, teach them to reject their emotions and embrace logic and knowledge. The Vulcans would evolve and prosper, eventually exploring the stars and attaining further enlightenment as they encountered other cultures. In the twenty-third century, Commander Spock, Captain Kirk, and the U.S.S. Enterprise are summoned to Vulcan when its people consider seceding from the Federation and returning to their isolationist ways. Vulcan's savage history becomes fully revealed as Spock, his father Sarek, and Kirk work to preserve the planet's future from anti-Terran factions with hidden agendas. The crisis is twofold for the half-human Spock—should Vulcan secede, he will be required to resign from Starfleet and return home, or forever sever ties with his homeworld. Years later, a decades-old plot to destroy the Federation from within forces Ambassador Sarek from the bedside of his dying wife, Amanda. The ambassador's decision widens the long-standing rift between himself and Spock at a time when they must pool their resources together. While the Enterprise crew contends with Romulans, Klingons, and the mysterious Freelans, Sarek's only comfort comes from reading Amanda's journals, which reveal more about his human spouse, his son, and himself than he ever realized.
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In Search Of The Forty Days Road

Author : Michael Asher
ISBN : 9789966158932
Genre : Travel
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Asher is captivated by the Libyan Desert from the moment he sees it. He soon becomes frustrated with the confines of public transport and decides to buy his own camel. He discovers that this is the best way to live the experience of traversing the land of sun, sand, and stars, and tries to adapt. He sets out to trace the path of the once historic Forty Days Road. After riding solo for a while, he attaches himself to desert tribes but gets caught up in their conflicts. With the authorities frowning on his excursion, he finds himself battling for acceptance, freedom, and survival.
Category: Travel

A Splendid Gift

Author : Alyson Richman
ISBN : 9780698185418
Genre : Fiction
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A richly imagined story of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French pilot and author of The Little Prince, from the author of The Lost Wife and The Garden of Letters. March, 1942: Declared medically unfit to fly while France is beseiged by war, Saint-Exupéry languishes in homesick frustration, unable to aid his country—and unable to write. While his publisher tries in vain to ease the author’s mind, Saint-Exupéry meets the enchanting Silvia Hamilton at a cocktail party. Though they do not share a language, they are nonetheless drawn to each other, and where words fail them they find other forms of communication. In the proceeding months, Silvia’s warmth and grace give Saint-Exupéry the peace of mind he so desperately needs. And as their love affair flourishes, he finds himself inspired to tell a tale of such simplicity and beauty that a person of any age could find joy and comfort in it. With Silvia as his muse, he works furiously to compose his petite prince. Praise for the novels of Alyson Richman “Fans of The Lost Wife will again savor Richman's ability to tell a remarkable story about people who are unforgettable and real.”—Pam Jenoff, International bestselling author of The Other Girl “Moving, unforgettable and so expertly told, you have to wonder if the author has a gift of time travel—this is storytelling at its very best.”— New York Times bestselling author Sarah Jio “Richman’s fluid writing is filled with historical detail and strong characterization.”—Library Journal Alyson Richman is the author of The Mask Carver’s Son, The Rhythm of Memory, The Last Van Gogh, and The Lost Wife. She lives in Long Island with her husband and two children.
Category: Fiction

True Stories Of Survival

Author : Paul Dowswell
ISBN : 9781409569114
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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From shark attacks and blazing airships to exploding spacecraft and sinking submarines, find out what made the difference between life and death in these ten thrilling stories of survival. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Lightning Strikes

Author : Jeff Renner
ISBN : 0898867886
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 43.20 MB
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Lightning kills more people in North America than tornadoes, hurricanes, or floods. Hikers, campers, and golfers will learn to stay safe when lightning strikesPractical safety strategies for everyone who recreates or works outdoorsA quick, highly-informative read with interesting anecdotes, myths, and lore about lightningWritten by award-winning author and meteorologist Jeff RennerDiscover the risks of thunder, thunderstorm winds, lightning, and flashfloods. Lightning Strikes reviews how thunderstorms form, explains the different types of storms, and provides a guide for staying safe using the four As (Anticipate, Assess, Act, and Aid). Interwoven throughout the text are thought-provoking questions to help readers assess dangerous situations and form strategies to make sound decisions.Lightning Strikes livens its safety advice with often-humorous lore dating back to ancient Greece. This useful how-to book will appeal to anyone who spends time outdoors - hikers, climbers, golfers, construction workers - and has felt threatened by lightning.
Category: Sports & Recreation