Cassie wakes up on her sixteenth birthday only to realize she's been floating in her sleep. With her brother's help, Cassie learns how to control her new flying power, but she's afraid people will think differently of her if they find out. She's willing to do anything to keep her secret—practicing in the middle of the night, lying to her parents, even blowing off friends. But when a friend is in danger, Cassie must decide whether or not to help, even if taking action means revealing her secret.
... friend is in danger, Cassie must decide whether or not to help, even if taking
action means revealing her secret. MINDOVER MATTER NOW YOU SEE ME
PICKING UP SPEED STRETCHED TOO THIN STRONGHOLD TAKE TO THE
Author: R. T. Martin
Publisher: Darby Creek ™
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Long lost from view, the discovery of this early manual is a revelation. Learn what it was like to be in the cockpit in 1916, where the levers were and how to reach them, how to balance the wings, how to-get the thing into the sky all ... amazing. CALLENDER HISTORY
famous engine, which he was destined to drive afterwards in his great flights.
Presently he went to Pau, in order to obtain his certificate as an aeroplane pilot.
At first, taking his turn with a number of other pupils, he could only get a few
Spanning five decades, SAFFRON SKIES is a magnificent story of sisters, friends, families and love. MAX SALL, powerful, wealthy and utterly ruthless, a man without a past ... His wife, ANGELA, a society debutante who fell in love with the dark, handsome stranger, and broke her parents' hearts when she married him ... His mistress, FRANCESCA, the glamorous air stewardess, who saw in Max her ticket out of the Italian provinces and grabbed it - and him - with both hands ... And his daughters: AMBER, more like her father than she'll ever know, smart, shrewd and determined to achieve, whatever the cost; and PAOLA, groomed by her mother to succeed where she failed, in getting a man to marry her. Max's women are very different, but they all demand his attention. While Amber and Paola are growing up in the 1970s, their mothers somehow find a way to share Max between them. But when Amber and Paola fall in love with the same man two decades later, they're determined that this time there will be no sharing...
'Should I take the fish out? For the dinner?' Francesca frowned. ... Francesca got
up and took a quick, critical look at herself in the mirror. She looked beautiful. As
always. ... seemed, was taking to the skies. She knew who he was; his face had ...
Author: Lesley Lokko
Publisher: Hachette UK
Since the dawn of aerial combat in the First World War, the heroism of the men who put their lives at risk in the air has known no bounds. There were no more heroic airmen than the fighter pilots and bomber crews of the Second World War - men who sacrificed their own lives in order to save their crew or who, although in extreme pain, managed to get their aircraft home rather than risk becoming PoWs. In telling the stories of more than eighty such men, Heroes of the Skies paints a picture of aerial combat from the First World War right through to Afghanistan, and allows us to celebrate the extraordinary feats of our flying heroes.
Even before the first powered flight by the Wright brothers in December 1903, the
military had been using manned balloons for ... Soon, however, the more
aggressive pilots started taking to the skies with revolvers, grenades, rifles and
Author: Michael Ashcroft
Publisher: Hachette UK
Catherine Hunter is the daughter of a senior government official on the island of Anglya. She's one of the privileged - she has luxurious clothes, plenty to eat, and is protected from the Collections which have ravaged families throughout the land. But Catherine longs to escape the confines of her life, before her dad can marry her off to a government brat and trap her forever. So Catherine becomes Cat, pretends to be a kid escaping the Collections, and stows away on the skyship Stormdancer. As they leave Anglya behind and brave the storms that fill the skies around the islands of Tellus, Cat's world becomes more turbulent than she could ever have imagined, and dangerous secrets unravel her old life once and for all . . .
eort of talking and staying conscious. Cat imagined he must be in excruciating
pain, and her respect for him rose even higher. 'You're . . . sweet,' he told her with
a choked chuckle. 'When it's . . . over, tell... my mum I'm . . . sorry. Nancy Hale .
Author: Lucy Saxon
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Adventure stories
Tells the stories of some of the men who placed Australia at the forefront of the aviation industry, and looks at more recent events that have seen the demise of icons such as Ansett and the rise of new players in this most competitive of industries.
TAKING. TO. THE. SKIES. IN. WAR. The idea that aircraft could have a role to
play in warfare ensured that money and effort we re expended on development,
particularly during times of conflict. The first to use balloons for reconnaissance
Author: Jill Blee
"A well-written and thorough treatment of the occupational demands and biography of the flight attendant. Working the Skies describes both how the work shapes the personal lives of those in the profession, as well as how work can be 'chosen' in an effort to craft a particular kind of life. The book also illustrates how the process of globalization has moved the profession 'backwards' in terms of working conditions and compensation-challenges faced by workers in numerous other professions."--Veronica Jaris Tichenor, author of Earning More And Getting Less: Why Successful Wives Can't Buy EqualityGet 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, Whiteleggventures into first-class, coach, the cabin, and life on call for these men and women who spend week in and
Though they often took to the skies under strict patriarchal conditions, women
flight attendants carved out a niche for themselves and ultimately challenged
those restrictions. In doing so, they “spaced-out” in different ways, from being
Author: Drew Whitelegg
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Business & Economics
A young fighter pilot's action-packed account of some of the fiercest battles of WWI - fought, for the first time, thousands of feet above the ground. Paul Townend has wanted to be a pilot ever since he saw his first plane. So as soon as he turns nineteen, he leaves his farm near Winnipeg to join the Royal Naval Air Service. Within months of enlisting, he is engaging in dogfights over France and the English Channel, including a skirmish with the infamous Red Baron. When Paul returns home to Canada, he's shaken by his experiences but proud of what he and the other pilots have achieved. Packed with nail-biting, high-flying action and fascinating insights into the early days of aerial warfare, Fire in the Sky is sure to be the new favourite of young history buffs and adventure-lovers alike.
Four of us went up while it was still dark, one after the other taking to the skies. It
was terrifying in those first few minutes before the grey light of dawn appeared. I
kept my nose aimed at the elusive shadow of our leader, Williams, a gruff British ...
Author: David Ward
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Explore the inspiring life and mysterious disappearance of an American icon with this thrilling Amelia Earhart biography from the Great Lives series. When Amelia Earhart vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 during her attempt to make the first round-the-world flight via the equator, it sparked one of the century’s greatest mysteries. Did she crash? Was she taken prisoner by the Japanese? Was she on a spying mission for the U.S government? Amelia Earhart: Challenging the Skies is the biography of a compelling woman whose achievements spurred the growth of commercial aviation and furthered the cause of women’s rights, as well. From the first days of flight to her possible last days alive, Amelia Earhart tames the dangerous skies with a daring all her own.
4 Taking to the Skies HEN THE WAR in Europe ended. in No\ ; vember of 1918.
Amelia was recovering from a bout of pneumonia. At that time she was still not
quite ready to pursue flying, though her fascination had been sparked at the air ...
Author: Susan Sloate
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Traces the life of the pioneering astronaut who later served as a United States senator from Ohio and, at the age of seventy-seven, returned to space as a payload specialist on the space shuttle Discovery.
CHAPTER 2 TAKING TO THE SKIES n December 7 , 1941 , while driving to
attend Annie Castor ' s organ recital at Muskingum College , John Glenn heard
on the radio of the surprise attack by the Japanese air force on Pearl Harbor , the
U . S ...
Author: Paul Kupperberg
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Maddie Mulhern is suddenly in charge. Her parents - former 80s pop duo Pineapple Mist - have left for the summer on a nostalgia tour, entrusting her to manage their struggling karaoke bar, Sing It Back. Panicking over the dodgy finances, Maddie takes a gamble: she signs up for a fly-on-the-wall reality TV series. With her faithful staff (divalicious drag queen Ruby, shy barman Simon and wannabe actress Jasmine) she'll transform the bar into a huge success. Simple. Right? Executive Producer Evan Bergman knows that scandal sells. It's no coincidence that he hires cool, attractive Nick Craven as director. Evan wants drama on screen - and he'll do anything to get it. As the series builds to a live finale, will Maddie see the truth in a Careless Whisper? Will Nick be able to keep his Poker Face? One thing's for sure: we all do things at karaoke that we regret . . .
... warmth of the lateMay day. What did he mean? The bigger part of me
dismisses his rants as the product of having a few screws loose: anyone who
dresses as Meatloaf 24/7 and has a preoccupation with winged mammals taking
to the skies ...
Author: Ella Kingsley
Publisher: Hachette UK
The most authoritative illustrated book on flying reptiles available For 150 million years, the skies didn't belong to birds—they belonged to the pterosaurs. These flying reptiles, which include the pterodactyls, shared the world with the nonavian dinosaurs until their extinction 65 million years ago. Some pterosaurs, such as the giant azhdarchids, were the largest flying animals of all time, with wingspans exceeding thirty feet and standing heights comparable to modern giraffes. This richly illustrated book takes an unprecedented look at these astonishing creatures, presenting the latest findings on their anatomy, ecology, and extinction. Pterosaurs features some 200 stunning illustrations, including original paintings by Mark Witton and photos of rarely seen fossils. After decades of mystery, paleontologists have finally begun to understand how pterosaurs are related to other reptiles, how they functioned as living animals, and, despite dwarfing all other flying animals, how they managed to become airborne. Here you can explore the fossil evidence of pterosaur behavior and ecology, learn about the skeletal and soft-tissue anatomy of pterosaurs, and consider the newest theories about their cryptic origins. This one-of-a-kind book covers the discovery history, paleobiogeography, anatomy, and behaviors of more than 130 species of pterosaur, and also discusses their demise at the end of the Mesozoic. The most comprehensive book on pterosaurs ever published Features some 200 illustrations, including original paintings by the author Covers every known species and major group of pterosaurs Describes pterosaur anatomy, ecology, behaviors, diversity, and more Encourages further study with 500 references to primary pterosaur literature
We take it for granted that pterosaurs were volant, but why did they take to the air
in the first place? ... Predator evasion is also much easier for a flying animal, as
simply taking to the skies at the sign of trouble is a near perfect escape strategy.
Author: Mark P. Witton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Too many travel guides are dry lists of attractions or portentous histories of a place. This isn't the case with The Thong Also Rises. Hot on the (high) heels of Sand in My Bra and Whose Panties Are These? comes this collection of the best in women’s travel and humor writing. These Ms-adventures take readers around the world and back again — and they’ll be happy to be reading rather than experiencing some of these adventures. Subjects include learning how to go to the bathroom with a pig in Thailand, trying to explain that sex toy to customs while Mother is watching, attending naked wedding ceremonies on Valentine’s Day in Jamaica, conquering that consuming fear of wooden puppets with a visit to Prague, boarding a crusty old Soviet Bomber in Laos, and more. Contributors include such notable writers and comedians as Jill Connor Browne, Wanda Sykes, Laurie Notaro, Wendy Dale, and Ayun Halliday.
That's the last time I ever take advice from a deaf, dumb and blind woman—
especially one who lived in a time before they invented malfunctioning ex—
Soviet ... It was not the most comforting imagery to spring to mind before taking to
Author: Jennifer L. Leo
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
Laith was powerless not to respond. Their eyes met again, held. He felt an uncontrollable, undeniable pull to this woman and he fought against it. Hard. It was more than just lust. This...feeling...was on another plane all together... DARKNESS AND SECRETS SURROUND HIM His name is Laith. To most, he's known as the owner of a local pub near Dreagan. But little do his patrons know that beneath his handsome, charming exterior Laith has the heart and soul of a Dragon King-one who wields control by keeping his friends close and his enemies closer. Until a beautiful, mysterious stranger enters the picture, and sets his whole world on fire... SHE IS HIS SALVATION To learn the truth about her dead father, Iona has returned to Scotland only to learn that she's part of an ancient pact with Dreagan-one that will threaten the fragile peace with the Dragon Kings. Gorgeous, sly Iona isn't like anyone Laith has ever met before...and she harbors a secret that others would kill to possess. Will she complete him-or destroy him? Passion always comes with a price...in Hot Blooded by Donna Grant. The Dark Kings series is: "Provocative...Loaded with subtle emotions [and] sizzling chemistry."-RT Book Reviews (4 stars) "Intense...enchanting...[will] grab the reader's attention and won't let go." -Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick)
He's the one who took Rhi out of that hell.” “Are you saying you believe ... Laith
frowned and took a step toward Rhys. “You can trust us. We're ... “Are you
returning to woo the lovely Iona, or are you taking to the skies?” “Iona is here. I'll
meet up ...
Author: Donna Grant
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Although swamps are recognized as one of the most prolific natural systems on Earth, they have long held a mysterious place in America's history and culture. This work takes us on a personalized trip to the swamp, providing a look at the nature of these special places, and arguing that these natural systems should be protected, not destroyed.
He took each of these to his Toyota, where they were fitted with numbered bands,
and their weights, sexes, and ages ... New feathers are needed for their long
flight, Roberts explained, so migrating birds molt just before taking to the skies,
Author: Curtis J. Badger
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Jack Cloudie is a tale of high adventure and derring-do set in the same Victorian-style steampunk world as Stephen Hunt's acclaimed The Court of the Air and The Secrets of the Fire Sea. Thanks to his father's gambling debts, young Jack Keats finds himself on the streets and trying to survive as a pickpocket. Following a daring bank robbery gone badly awry, Jack narrowly escapes the scaffold, only to be pressed into the Royal Aerostatical Navy. Assigned to the most useless airship in the fleet, serving under a captain who is most probably mad, Jack seems to be bound for almost certain death in the faraway deserts of Cassarabia. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, the slave Omar ibn Barir finds his life turned upside down when his master's religious sect is banned. Unexpectedly freed, he joins the Caliph's military forces—just as war is brewing. Two very similar young men prepare to face each other across a field of battle. But is Omar the enemy, or is Jack's true nemesis the sickness at the heart of the Caliph's court? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The only weapon the Kingdom's ancient enemy in the south possessed that was
actually capable of taking to the skies against the Royal Aerostatical Navy. But all
talk of humanlizard hybrids and crude jokes about ham-fisted lancers on 'sallys' ...
Author: Stephen Hunt
Publisher: Tor Books
"Stress" names a kind of grief unique to the modern period, a grief perpetually unresolved, evoked by the rapid and relentless changes characteristic of modernity. Yet, it was not until World War II, when the psychiatric difficulties of pilots and bombers in particular brought stress into the open, that stress became a topic of medical and psychological research and a named cause of disorders. The term borrows the notions of pressure and tension from the engineering world. Included is this book are a phenomenology of the experience of stress, a history of the construction of "engineered grief," and an assessment of stress management programs.
Airmen altered not only combat but also the perception of earth and sky, distance
and nearness, safety and danger. ... We grew up knowing that the important
things take to the skies, that people can live up there. As a child, I had not yet
Author: Robert Kugelmann
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Health & Fitness
Engineers have always had a huge influence on the way we live and how our world looks. They create lasting solutions to the biggest challenges, and construct iconic and incredible buildings that have literally stood the test of time. Engineers tells their story, from the men who built the Great Pyramid in Egypt to the pioneers of space travel. Often many different minds worked together or built on the work of previous generations to achieve a working version of a great idea: Engineers explores this progression of ideas, from initial concept to prototype and finished design. The great achievements of engineers go hand in hand with the world's greatest structures, such as aqueducts, monuments, bridges, and dams. These works are shown in detail and highlighted with beautiful illustrations, photographs, and technical drawings.
Although human beings have not been able simply to strap on wings and take to
the skies as Renaissance polymath Leonardo ... As continental Europe was
gripped by a mania for taking up hot-air “ballooning,” an English landowner,
Secret of the Dragon's Eye is a tale of fantasy for all ages, with a high-spirited dragon named Thaddeus Osbert and three adolescents who befriend him. Faced with danger and intrigue, the children band together with the dragon, to thwart a German top-secret mission, aimed at seizing the mystical and magical sword of King Arthur-Excalibur. By combining their wits, their courage, and their imagination, the children overcome many obstacles to forge friendships as solid as time itself. Yet there is a price to pay for their brave intervention against the forces of evil. Will they be willing to once again battle incredible odds to make amends? What sacrifices will be required to save their mythical, fire-breathing friend from his pre-ordained fate?
With the change in the weather came the Germans, their airplanes taking to the
skies as soon as conditions were favorable for bombing. “Will they ever stop
coming?” Emily asked, looking up as the drone of airplanes echoed overhead, ...
Author: Derek Hart
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Several low-budget carriers now operate within Morocco The battle is on to sell
cheap airline seats to passengers taking to the skies over Morocco. Tickets at up
to one-tenth of regular prices are available over the internet, and the booming ...
Publisher: Oxford Business Group