Up in the Air

A Novel

Author: Walter Kirn

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9781400033249

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Ryan Bingham’s job as a Career Transition Counselor–he fires people–has kept him airborne for years. Although he has come to despise his line of work, he has come to love the culture of what he calls “Airworld,” finding contentment within pressurized cabins, anonymous hotel rooms, and a wardrobe of wrinkle-free slacks. With a letter of resignation sitting on his boss’s desk, and the hope of a job with a mysterious consulting firm, Ryan Bingham is agonizingly close to his ultimate goal, his Holy Grail: one million frequent flier miles. But before he achieves this long-desired freedom, conditions begin to deteriorate. With perception, wit, and wisdom, Up in the Air combines brilliant social observation with an acute sense of the psychic costs of our rootless existence, and confirms Walter Kirn as one of the most savvy chroniclers of American life.

Unrast

Author: Olga Tokarczuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442741342

Category:

Page: 456

View: 1904

Flug und Angst

Author: Stephen King,Bev Vincent

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641240336

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1747

Nichts ist Stephen King ein größerer Gräuel, als fliegen zu müssen. Zusammen mit Mitherausgeber Bev Vincent teilt er nun seine Flugangst mit seinen Lesern. Die Anthologie versammelt alles, was gründlich schiefgehen kann, wenn man sich auf 10 Kilometer Höhe mit 500 Knoten in einem Metallgefährt (einem Sarg?) durch die Lüfte bewegt. Flugreisen verwandeln sich hier schnell in Albträume, auf die man nie im Leben gekommen wäre. Da überlegt man es sich lieber zweimal, ob der Weg zum Ziel nicht in einer letzten Reise mündet.

Transatlantik

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644037019

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7868

Neufundland, 1919: Die beiden Flieger Jack Alcock und Arthur Brown unternehmen den ersten Nonstopflug über den Atlantik mit Kurs Irland. Dublin, 1845: Der schwarzamerikanische Abolitionist Frederick Douglass reist durch das von Hungersnot gepeinigte Irland, wo die Leute schlimmer leiden als unter der Sklaverei. New York, 1998: US-Senator George Mitchell verlässt seine junge Frau und sein erst wenige Tage altes Baby, um in Belfast die Nordirischen Friedensgespräche zu einem unsicheren Abschluss zu führen. «Transatlantik» verwebt drei ikonische historische Momente mit dem Schicksal dreier Frauen: Angefangen mit der irischen Hausmagd Lily Duggan, in der Frederick Douglass die Liebe zur Freiheit weckt, folgt der Roman ihrer Tochter Emily und ihrer Enkelin Lottie in die USA und, später, zurück auf die Insel. Ihr Leben spiegelt den Verlauf der bewegten Nationalgeschichte Irlands und Amerikas. Dabei spielt ein vergessener, über drei Generationen nicht geöffneter Brief eine entscheidende Rolle. «Transatlantik» ist ein kraftvolles Epos über die Kollision von Geschichte und persönlichem Schicksal – geschrieben mit unvergleichlicher dichterischer Intensität, mit leuchtenden Szenen und klingender Sprache.

A Murder in Macedon (Mystery of Alexander the Great 1)

Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755395727

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

View: 7969

In the summer of 336 BC, Philip of Macedon is to celebrate his glorious reign. He has waded through a sea of blood to become master of Greece, but he also has troubles at home. He has divorced and rejected his first wife, the witch queen Olympias, while her son Alexander is the subject of a whispering campaign that he is not Philip's true heir. Philip summons all of Greece to attend his great celebration in the old capital of Aegae, but the Macedonian court is plunged into chaos and bloodshed when he is murdered by Pausanias. Alexander must fight for his rights against intrigue and treachery at home and abroad. In order to prove his own innocence, he also has to find out who was really responsible for Philip's death and why. Was Pausanias a lone assassin or acting on behalf of others?

The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual E-Book

Author: Christopher A. Sanford,Elaine C. Jong

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437710697

Category: Medical

Page: 688

View: 9271

Prevent, evaluate, and manage diseases that can be acquired in tropical environments and foreign countries with The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual. This pragmatic, pocket-sized resource equips medical providers with the knowledge they need to offer effective aid, covering key topics in pre- and post-travel medicine, caring for immigrants and refugees, and working in low-resource settings. It's also the perfect source for travelers seeking quick, easy access to the latest travel medicine information. Dynamic images illustrate key concepts for an enhanced visual understanding. Evidence-based treatment recommendations enable you to manage diseases confidently. Pocket-sized format provides access to need-to-know information quickly and easily. Highlights new evidence and content surrounding mental health and traveling. Covers emerging hot topics such as Ebola virus disease, viral hemorrhagic fevers, the role of point-of-care testing in travel medicine, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in returning travelers and students traveling abroad. Includes an enhanced drug appendix in the back of the book.

Kein Gewohnlicher Milliardar (Die Sinclairs, Buch 1)

Die Sinclairs

Author: J. S. Scott,Daniela Mansfield Translations

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946660138

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5439

Dante Sinclair hat sich noch nie etwas aus dem Geld seiner Familie gemacht. Der unglaublich attraktive Milliardär wollte eigentlich immer nur Polizist sein; und nun, da er bei der Mordkommission in Los Angeles arbeitet, ist er sogar ein verdammt guter Kriminalbeamter. Doch als er verletzt wird und während des Dienstes seinen Partner verliert, kehrt er zu seinem Haus in Amesport, Maine, zurück, um wieder zu Kräften zu kommen. Dante ist verzweifelt und weiß, dass ihn niemand jemals heilen oder zähmen werden kann.Sarah Baxter, eine außergewöhnlich begabte junge Ärztin, die immer noch mit der Unterdrückung während ihrer Kindheit zu kämpfen hat, ist erst vor kurzem von Chicago in das verschlafene Städtchen Amesport gezogen, um ihrer Vergangenheit zu entkommen und Frieden zu finden. Als Sarah aufgetragen wird, sich um Dante zu kümmern, sprühen zwischen den beiden umgehend die Funken. Obwohl sie nicht ungleicher sein könnten, ist es nicht möglich, die intensive Leidenschaft zu ignorieren. Als brennendes Verlangen in Sarah erwacht, kehrt ihre schreckliche Vergangenheit zurück, um sie erneut zu bedrohen. Kann Dante seinen Kummer überwinden und die von Sarah verborgenen Geheimnisse rechtzeitig aufdecken, um sie zu beschützen und zu retten?Nur für Leser über achtzehn Jahren geeignet.

Officers in Flight Suits

The Story of American Air Force Fighter Pilots in the Korean War

Author: John Darrell Sherwood

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814739652

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 5592

The United States Air Force fought as a truly independent service for the first time during the Korean War. Ruling the skies in many celebrated aerial battles, even against the advanced Soviet MiG-15, American fighter pilots reigned supreme. Yet they also destroyed virtually every major town and city in North Korea, demolished its entire crop irrigation system and killed close to one million civilians. The self-confidence and willingness to take risks which defined the lives of these men became a trademark of the fighter pilot culture, what author John Darrell Sherwood here refers to as the flight suit attitude. In Officers in Flight Suits, John Darrell Sherwood takes a closer look at the flight suit officer's life by drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters, novels, unit records, and personal papers as well as interviews with over fifty veterans who served in the Air Force in Korea. Tracing their lives from their training to the flight suit culture they developed, the author demonstrates how their unique lifestyle affected their performance in battle and their attitudes toward others, particularly women, in their off-duty activities.

War in the Air

Author: Stephen Coonts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671881914

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5396

Presents twenty-six real-life accounts of aerial warfare, including "The Hero's Life" by Captain Eddie V. Rickenbacker and "The Flight of Enola Gay" by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts

ASTNA Patient Transport - E-Book

Principles and Practice

Author: ASTNA,Renee S. Holleran

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323066135

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 4158

Whether you’re caring for patients on the ground or in the air, this trusted, one-of-a-kind resource is an essential tool for your success in transport nursing. The 4th edition has been extensively revised to keep you up to date with the latest technological advances and help you meet the ever-changing needs of this critical nursing field. Comprehensive overviews familiarize you with the most common diseases and injuries encountered in practice, accompanied by important management considerations to help you ensure the most effective communication and the safest patient care in all transport settings. Case studies presented at the end of each clinical chapter demonstrate how to apply concepts to scenarios similar to those you’ll encounter in practice. Special Populations Unit helps you meet the unique care needs of pregnant, neonatal, pediatric, and military patients. Competencies listed at the beginning of each chapter help you identify key components of effective patient care. Collaborative, multidisciplinary focus meets the educational and reference needs of all transport health care providers and emphasizes the importance of teamwork in ensuring successful patient outcomes. 3 new chapters highlight emerging trends in transport care: The Use of Technology During Transport, including ventricular assist devices, a chapter devoted to Mechanical Ventilation, and Military Transport with EnRoute care. Updated content throughout provides a balance of ground and air coverage and reflects the recently published Flight and Ground Transport Nursing Core Curriculum to help you prepare for the CTRN or CFRN examination. Expanded disaster management coverage addresses front-line response to major disasters. Expanded disaster management coverage addresses important concerns for improving front-line response to major disasters. Additional pathophysiology content helps you better understand the effects of diseases and injuries on the body’s normal physiologic processes. Clear instructions for reading radiographs and CT scans simplify the use of these diagnostic tools and help you improve related outcomes. Information based on the latest updates from the Federal Aviation Association and the National Transportation Safety Board alerts you to important safety regulations. Obesity considerations included in the Patient Assessment and Preparation for Transport chapter outline special challenges and possible solutions for the care of obese patients.

Working the Skies

The Fast-Paced, Disorienting World of the Flight Attendant

Author: Drew Whitelegg

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814794734

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

View: 9761

Get ready for takeoff. The life of the flight attendant, a.k.a., stewardess, was supposedly once one of glamour, exotic travel and sexual freedom, as recently depicted in such films as Catch Me If You Can and View From the Top. The nostalgia for the beautiful, carefree and ever helpful stewardess perhaps reveals a yearning for simpler times, but nonetheless does not square with the difficult, demanding and sometimes dangerous job of today's flight attendants. Based on interviews with over sixty flight attendants, both female and male labor leaders, and and drawing upon his observations while flying across the country and overseas, Drew Whitelegg reveals a much more complicated profession, one that in many ways is the quintessential job of the modern age where life moves at record speeds and all that is solid seems up in the air. Containing lively portraits of flight attendants, both current and retired, this book is the first to show the intimate, illuminating, funny, and sometimes dangerous behind-the-scenes stories of daily life for the flight attendant. Going behind the curtain, Whitelegg ventures into first-class, coach, the cabin, and life on call for these men and women who spend week in and week out in foreign cities, sleeping in hotel rooms miles from home. Working the Skies also elucidates the contemporary work and labor issues that confront the modern worker: the demands of full-time work and parenthood; the downsizing of corporate America and the resulting labor lockouts; decreasing wages and hours worked; job insecurity; and the emotional toll of a high stress job. Given the events of 9/11, flight attendants now have an especially poignant set of stressful concerns to manage, both for their own safety as well as for those they serve, the passengers. Flight attendants, originally registered nurses charged with attending to passengers' medical needs, now find themselves wearing the hats of therapist, security guard and undercover agent. This last set of tasks pushing some, as Whitelegg shows, out of the business altogether.

The Ardennes, 1944-1945

Author: Christer Bergstrom

Publisher: Casemate / Vaktel Forlag

ISBN: 161200315X

Category: History

Page: 508

View: 4880

In December 1944, just as World War II appeared to be winding down, Hitler shocked the world with a powerful German counteroffensive that cracked the center of the American front. The attack came through the Ardennes, the hilly and forested area in eastern Belgium and Luxembourg that the Allies had considered a “quiet” sector. Instead, for the second time in the war, the Germans used it as a stealthy avenue of approach for their panzers. Much of U.S. First Army was overrun, and thousands of prisoners were taken as the Germans forged a 50-mile “bulge” into the Allied front. But in one small town, Bastogne, American paratroopers, together with remnants of tank units, offered dogged resistance. Meanwhile the rest of Eisenhower’s “broad front” strategy came to a halt as Patton, from the south, and Hodges, from the north, converged on the enemy incursion. Yet it would take an epic, six-week-long winter battle, the bloodiest in the history of the U.S. Army, before the Germans were finally pushed back. Christer Bergström has interviewed veterans, gone through huge amounts of archive material, and performed on-the-spot research in the area. The result is a large amount of previously unpublished material and new findings, including reevaluations of tank and personnel casualties and the most accurate picture yet of what really transpired. The Ardennes Offensive has often been described from the American point of view; however, this balanced book devotes equal attention to the perspectives of both sides. With nearly 400 photos, numerous maps, and 32 superb color profiles of combat vehicles and aircraft, it provides perhaps the most comprehensive look at the battle yet published.

Animals in Flight

Author: Steve Jenkins,Robin Page

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618548823

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9456

Introduces the world of animals that can fly, from little insects to soaring birds, and provides information about wings and how they work.

Introductory Biomechanics E-Book

Author: Andrew Kerr

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042587

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 7942

An interactive text ideal for all health and sports professional students who require a basic understanding of the major biomechanical principles they meet in practice, including movement analysis and tissue mechanics. Starting from the point of zero-knowledge, this book presents what can be a very dry and difficult area, in an engaging and visual way using everyday objects to illustrate the principles and linking this to human anatomy and movement . Less time is spent on mathematics and classic mechanics with greater emphasis on how these principles are applied to professional practice Introductory Biomechanics uses workbook–style learning diffusing manageable chunks of theory with learning activities and ultimately making the link back to clinical application. Problems are posed to help students work through the theory and apply it to clinical scenarios Boxes containing additional information on many subjects extend knowledge or provide historical perspective to the principle in question

Under Siege

Author: Stephen Coonts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671742949

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 3909

In a Washington, D.C., under siege by drug lords, Jake Grafton is assigned to hunt down an assassin bent on eliminating the President and his entire cabinet

In Flight

Author: R.K. Lilley

Publisher: R.K. Lilley

ISBN: 1628780002

Category: Fiction

Page: 309

View: 4056

Skylark

The Life, Lies, and Inventions of Harry Atwood

Author: Howard Mansfield

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874518917

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

View: 3511

Biography of the American aviation pioneer, Harry Atwood, a daredevil, inventor, entrepreneur, and con artist, who set many of the early flying records

An Exposition of All the Books of the Old and New Testaments ...

Wherein Each Chapter is Summed Up in Its Contents : the Sacred Text Inserted at Large in Distinct Paragraphs : Largely Illustrated with Practical Remarks and Observations

Author: Matthew Henry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: N.A

View: 7350