ISBN 9780701188672,Skyfaring: Buddhism For The 21St Century

Skyfaring: Buddhism For The 21St Century


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780701188672

ISBN-10 0701188677


Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)


Turn Your Mind Back To When You First Flew. When You First Left The Earth And Travelled High And Fast Above Its Turning Arc. When You Looked Down On A New World, Captured Simply And Perfectly Through A Window Fringed With Ice. When You Descended Towards A City And Arrived From The Sky As Ordinarily As Morning.

In Skyfaring, Airline Pilot And Flight Romantic Mark Vanhoenacker Shares His Irrepressible Love Of Flying, On A Journey From Day To Night, From New Ways Of Mapmaking And The Poetry Of Physics To The Names Of Winds And The Nature Of Clouds. Here, Anew, Is The Simple Wonder That Remains At The Heart Of An Experience That Modern Travellers, Armchair And Otherwise, All Too Easily Take For Granted The Transcendent Joy Of Motion And The Remarkable New Perspectives That Height And Distance Bestow On Everything We Love.