Sex, Strategy and the Stratosphere

Sex, Strategy and the Stratosphere

Author: A. Mills

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230595705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

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This book provides an historical account of how discriminatory practices develop and change. The author presents a historical account of the discriminatory practices of airline companies British Airways, Air Canada and Pan American Airways. It covers the years 1919 to 1991 and is organized around key periods in the treatment of female employees.

Popular Science

Popular Science

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Page: 140

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Record Breakers!

Record Breakers!

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241369265

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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What is the world's longest-living creature? Who was the first person to reach the bottom of the ocean? Where is the longest train route? This ebook includes amazing facts about people, animals, Earth, and space, and brings you the first, fastest, longest, largest, biggest, and best records in the world! Track the longest shark migration (20,000 km/12,400 miles); visit the coolest place on the planet (Vostok Station, Antarctica: a chilling -89.2oC/-128.6oF); see how plane pioneer Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier, and much more. Discover the greatest human achievements, from pioneering inventors to modern feats of engineering, transport, technology, and sport. But there's far more than just people power in this ebook, there are also records about animals, plants, and our amazing natural world. Find out all about the best of everything in Record Breakers - an entertaining and educational ebook that the whole family can enjoy.

From Wax Wings to Flying Drones

From Wax Wings to Flying Drones

Author: Norman Ferguson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9781803991405

Category: Transportation

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Was Keith Harris’s Orville really named after the first-ever flyer? What exactly is a ‘Spitfire’? Why did Richard Branson try to cross the Atlantic in a balloon when he owned an airline? THESE are the questions that fail to keep proper aeronautical historians awake – but no matter, From Wax Wings to Flying Drones is here to answer them. Chock-full of important stuff like planes, pilots and pioneers such as the Wright brothers, Amelia Earhart and that man off the telly who used to fly on Concorde, this is a book for everyone who’s ever watched a plane in the sky and thought, ‘I wonder what its registration is?’

Living Up to a Legend

Living Up to a Legend

Author: Diana Bishop

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459737723

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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Diana Bishop recounts growing up in the shadow of her famous grandfather, Canadian First World War flying ace Billy Bishop. As a child, Diana Bishop showed up one day at school with a brown paper bag. Inside was a large breastplate of some of the most precious war medals on the planet, including the Victoria Cross. They belonged to Canada’s most celebrated First World War pilot, Billy Bishop, and until her family donated them to the Canadian War Museum, they had been kept in her father’s underwear drawer. That day at school was the first time Diana realized she was not growing up in an ordinary family. Now, after more than two decades in Canadian media, Diana Bishop looks back on her grandfather’s legacy and its profound influence over her life, and also her father’s — the only son of Billy Bishop, who had so much to live up to. Living Up to a Legend is a unique memoir that covers Billy Bishop’s legacy through the eyes of one of the people who it affected the most.

Popular Science

Popular Science

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Page: 162

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

In the Prison City, Brussels, 1914-1918

In the Prison City, Brussels, 1914-1918

Author: J. H. Twells

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547356523

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "In the Prison City, Brussels, 1914-1918" (A Personal Narrative) by J. H. Twells. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel

Author: Stephen Zank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135173449

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 417

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This is the first guide to research on the great composer, Maurice Ravel. It includes over 2000 annotated entries of the scholarly literature on Ravel, including catalogues, facsimilies of autographs, music editions, textual criticism, bibliographies, monographs, articles, and dissertations covering his life and music.

The Flyer

The Flyer

Author: Martin Francis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191616969

Category: History

Page: 288

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Between 1939 and 1945, the British public was spellbound by the martial endeavours and dashing style of the young men of the RAF, especially those with silvery fabric wings sewn above the breast pocket of their glamorous slate-blue uniform. Martin Francis provides the first scholarly study of the place of 'the flyer' in British culture during the Second World War. Examining the lives of RAF personnel, and their popular representation in literary and cinematic texts, he illuminates broader issues of gender, social class, national and racial identities, emotional life, and the creation of a national myth in twentieth-century Britain. In particular, Francis argues that the flyer's relationship to fear, aggression, loss of his comrades, bodily dismemberment, and psychological breakdown reveals broader ambiguities surrounding the dominant understandings of masculinity in the middle decades of the century. Despite his star appeal, cultural representations of the flyer encompassed both the gentle, chivalrous warrior and the uncompromising agent of destruction. Paying particular attention to the romantic universe of wartime aircrew, Francis reveals the extraordinary contrasts of their daily lives: dicing with death in the sky one moment, before sitting down to lunch with wives and children in the next. Male and female experiences during the war were not polarized and antithetical, but were complementary and interrelated, a conclusion which has implications for the history of gender in modern Britain that reach well beyond either the specialized military culture of the wartime RAF or the chronological parameters of the Second World War.

Wind Flyers

Wind Flyers

Author: Angela Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481409889

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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All he ever wanted to do was fly. Three-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Angela Johnson and New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long invite readers to ponder a band of undercelebrated World War II heroes -- the Tuskegee Airmen. With fleeting prose and transcendent imagery, this book by the masterful author/artist duo reveals how a boy's love of flight takes him on a journey from the dusty dirt roads of Alabama to the war-torn skies of Europe and into the hearts of those who are only now beginning to understand the part these brave souls played in the history of America.

The Neighbor

The Neighbor

Author: Joseph Souza

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9781496716224

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Two neighboring couples are caught in a dangerous tangle of betrayal and deception in this “taut, twisty psychological thriller. Totally riveting” (James Hayman, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Bridge). When Leah and her husband, Clay, move from Seattle to Maine, she envisions a vibrant new neighborhood packed with families—playmates for the twins and new couple friends to bond with. But while Clay works long hours to establish his brewery, Leah is left alone each day in a nearly deserted housing development where the only other occupants prefer to keep to themselves. Bored and adrift, Leah finds herself watching Clarissa and Russell Gaines next door, envying their stylishly decorated home and their university careers. But Leah’s obsession with the intriguing, elegant Clarissa grows until she’s not just spying from afar but sneaking into their house, taking small objects…and reading Clarissa’s diary. It contains clues to a hidden turmoil Leah never guessed at—and a connection to a local college girl who’s disappeared. “Scary and disturbing with dark psychological twists and turns, it horrifies while it fascinates. I couldn’t turn away!”—Lisa Jackson, # 1 New York Times bestselling author