Up in the Air

A Novel

Author: Walter Kirn

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9781400033249

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 424

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.

Das Kastanienhaus

Roman

Author: Liz Trenow

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641096340

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8570

Eine verbotene Liebe, eine unheilvolle Entscheidung, ein dunkles Geheimnis ... England 1938: Lily Verner ist jung, lebenslustig und will etwas von der Welt sehen, doch der heraufziehende Zweite Weltkrieg macht ihre Reisepläne zunichte. Stattdessen arbeitet sie in der väterlichen Seidenweberei. Dort verliebt Lily sich in den deutschen Flüchtling Stephan – eine unmögliche Liebe in Kriegszeiten. Stephan wird des Landes verwiesen, und Lily bleibt nur die drückende Verantwortung für die Produktion der kriegswichtigen Fallschirmseide, die seit dem Tod des Vaters allein auf ihren Schultern lastet. Eine Verantwortung, die zu einem fatalen Fehler führt, der Lilys Leben für immer verändern wird ...

Die schönsten deutschen Märchen

Author: Waltraud Woeller

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458758380

Category: Fiction

Page: 570

View: 5310

Die schönsten deutschsprachigen Volksmärchen vom Mittelalter bis zum 20. Jahrhundert stellt dieser Band vor. Den Auftakt bildet das »Lied vom Einochs« aus dem 11. Jahrhundert, das erste schriftlich fixierte Märchen. Es folgen Zauber- und Tiermärchen, Schwank – und Novellenmärchen aus den unterschiedlichsten Regionen, die die Gattung in ihrer ganzen poetischen Vielfalt zeigen. Den Abschluss bildet Wilhelm Buschs »Bauer Pihwitt«. Einige der hier versammelten Märchen sind uns in Varianten der Brüder Grimm vertraut, die meisten aber sind weniger bekannte, regional geprägte Märchen, die bisher nur an entlegenen Stellen publiziert wurden. Das Buch ist eine Einladung an den Leser, deutsche Märchen neu zu entdecken.

Unrast

Author: Olga Tokarczuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442741342

Category:

Page: 456

View: 3665

Love is War - Verlangen

Roman

Author: R. K. Lilley

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641210941

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1169

Es ist Liebe. Es ist Krieg. Es ist Scarletts und Dantes Geschichte. Scarlett hatte schon immer große Träume. Ihr Ziel war Hollywood. Aber in ihren wildesten Träumen hätte sie sich nicht ausgemalt, dass sie mit 28 Jahren pleite sein und in 10.000 Meter Höhe Drinks servieren würde. Sie war nichts als eine bessere Kellnerin über den Wolken. Und eines Tages saß er da, durchbohrte sie mit seinem heißen Blick und bestellte einen Gin Tonic. Es war Jahre her, seit sie ihn gesehen, seit er sie geliebt hatte. Dante wollte sie. Wieder. Und sie ihn. Sie würde mitspielen ... aber dieses Mal war er an der Reihe. Sie würde IHN brechen. Denn letzten Endes ist Liebe Krieg.

Ich bin, ich bin, ich bin

Siebzehn Berührungen mit dem Tod

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492991041

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7886

Von Anfang an bestimmt der Tod ihr Leben: als Maggie O'Farrell im Alter von 8 Jahren beinah an einer unbekannten Virusinfektion starb. Als sie mit 15 aus Übermut und Freiheitsdrang einen törichten Fehler beging. Als sie in der Idylle des Lake District eine zutiefst verstörende Begegnung hatte. Oder als sie in einer unterbesetzten Klinik mit inkompetentem Personal bei der Geburt ihrer ersten Tochter fast gestorben wäre. An den unterschiedlichsten Orten, zu unterschiedlichen Zeiten lenkte der Tod Maggie O'Farrells Leben. Ihre tiefgründige, außergewöhnliche Geschichte stellt existenzielle Fragen: Wie würde ich handeln, wenn ich in tödliche Gefahr geriete? Was stünde für mich auf dem Spiel? Und, nicht zuletzt, wer würde ich danach sein? »Ich bin, ich bin, ich bin« ist ein Buch, das man mit einem neuen Gefühl der Verletzlichkeit aus der Hand legt, mit dem Gefühl, dass jeder neue Herzschlag zählt.

Vor dem Fall

Roman

Author: Noah Hawley

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641170508

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2441

An einem nebligen Abend startet ein Privatjet zu einem Flug nach New York. Wenige Minuten später stürzt er in den Atlantik. Nur der Maler Scott Burroughs und der vierjährige JJ überleben inmitten der brennenden Trümmer. Und Scott gelingt das Unmögliche: Er schafft es, den Jungen an das weit entfernte Ufer zu retten. Während die Suchtrupps fieberhaft nach den Leichen und der Blackbox fahnden, greifen immer abstrusere Verschwörungstheorien um sich. Scott versucht verzweifelt, sich den Medien zu entziehen – und gerät dabei in eine Welt der Intrigen und Manipulationen, in der niemand vor dem brutalen Fall ins Nichts geschützt ist.

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

Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755395727

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

View: 2309

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: 8357

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.

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: 3370

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.

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: 6115

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.

ASTNA Patient Transport - E-Book

Principles and Practice

Author: ASTNA,Renee S. Holleran

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323066135

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 9824

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.

Up, Up in a Balloon

I Wonder Why

Author: Lawrence F. Lowery

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1938946707

Category: Education

Page: 36

View: 1138

Young scientists will get both inspiration and giggles from this humorous but true tale of early experiments with flying. The book tells how the first successful venture into human flight came about because of two French brothers, several paper bags, heated air, leaky cloth, hydrogen gas, frightened farmers, a duck, a rooster, a sheep, and a brave friend of the French king. In addition to introducing scientific processes and principles of flight, Up, Up in a Balloon may prompt budding inventors to try, try again—just as the Montgolfier brothers did when they launched the first hot air balloons more than 200 years ago. Up, Up in a Balloon is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in grades K–6 while encouraging them to become avid readers. These books explore the marvels of geology, land forms, weather, environments, and other phenomena related to science and nature. Included in each volume is a Parent/Teacher Handbook with coordinating activities. The I Wonder Why series is written by an award-winning science educator and published by NSTA Kids, a division of NSTA Press.

The Ardennes, 1944-1945

Author: Christer Bergstrom

Publisher: Casemate / Vaktel Forlag

ISBN: 161200315X

Category: History

Page: 508

View: 5091

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.

Under Siege

Author: Stephen Coonts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671742949

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 6924

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

Introductory Biomechanics E-Book

Author: Andrew Kerr

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042587

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 4855

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

Animals in Flight

Author: Steve Jenkins,Robin Page

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618548823

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 851

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

Skylark

The Life, Lies, and Inventions of Harry Atwood

Author: Howard Mansfield

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874518917

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

View: 2334

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