From the author of "Slipping the Surly Bonds "
WHAT MADE ICARUS TICK?
""You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."" -- Amelia Earhart
Since the dawn of time, flight has inspired great artists, thinkers, and aviators to wax poetic. And now, with "The Air Up There: More Great Quotations on Flight, " you get six hundred of these memorable thoughts collected and collated for your convenience - all within the covers of a one handsome volume.
Designed to provide fingertip access for researchers - as well to accommodate the lazy page turning of recreational readers - "The Air Up There" divides its treasure trove of quotations into easily navigable categories. From The Wonders of Flight and Balloons to Birds and Skydiving, you'll get insightful remarks on a complete range of aviation topics, and a quote suitable for any occasion.
Just some of the quotable flight-related areas you'll find: * The Wonders of Flight * Airports * Balloons * Birds * Combat * Pilots * Skydiving * Space Flight * UFOs * Women Fly * And much, much more
""We are all pirates at heart. There is not one of us who hasn't had a little larceny in his soul. And which one of us wouldn't soar if God had thought there was merit in the idea? So, when we see one of those great widespread pirates soaring across the grain of sea winds we thrill, and we long, and, if we are honest, we curse that we must be men every day. Why not one day a bird "" -- Roger Caras, "Birds in Flight," 1971
From the moment prehistoric man first gazed skyward, humans have been fascinated with flight. No matter if it was simply following the trajectory of a soaring bird, or fashioning flying machines to propel them toward the heavens, flight has always been at the heart of our loftiest aspirations.
Today - a century after Dayton, Ohio's Wright Brothers conquered gravity and briefly flew above the sand in North Carolina - flight has inspired eloquence from poets, philosophers, and the pilots themselves. And with McGraw-Hill's "The Air Up There, " you get six hundred of those memorable thoughts on flight to amuse, inform, and inspire you.
Compiled by Dave English, an airline pilot and aviation author, "The Air Up There" serves as a fitting companion to the author's best-selling "Slipping the Surly Bonds: Great Quotations on Flight." If aviation is your passion - or if you've ever wondered what it would be like to fly like an eagle - The Air Up There will raise your spirits to new heights
""Ours is the commencement of a flying age, and I am happy to have popped into existence at a period so interesting."" -- Amelia Earhart, ""20 Hours 40 Mins.,"" 1928