The Ultimate series is a worldwide success because it offers readers an intriguing close-up view of their subject with lots of opportunity for hands-on interaction with flaps, tabs, pop-ups, and more! What better subject than airplanes and airports, endlessly fascinating to children of all ages-from the detailed instruments of a Boeing 747 cockpit to the mysterious innards of a baggage carousel, The Ultimate Book of Airports delivers absorbing information and hours of fun. It´s the perfect book to prepare young readers for a first flight!
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Ultimate Paper Airplanes for Kids:The Best Guide to Paper Airplanes!: Includes Instruction Book with 12 Innovative Designs & Downloadable Plane Templates Andrew Dewar
Erscheinungsdatum: 12/2017Medium: BuchEinband: GebundenTitel: The Ultimate Book of Airplanes and AirportsAutor: Bordet-Petillon, SophieIllustrator: Peintre, Marc-EtienneVerlag: Abrams & Chronicle BooksSprache: EnglischSchlagworte: Bilderbuch // En
Unforgotten Hero tells the captivating life story of Second Lieutenant Jimmy L. Escalle, a US Air Force fighter pilot who became missing in action during the Korean War. Growing up in a small farming town in California´s San Joaquin Valley during the 1930s and 1940s, Jim was a devoted son, a caring older brother, a talented athlete, and a young man of moral character who always put others first. He started high school as the Second World War was at its peak, and graduated during a time of transition within America and around the world. He had always wanted to fly airplanes someday, and with the introduction of jet propulsion during his high school years, he dreamed of becoming a jet pilot. Called to serve his country after the Korean War began, his dream became a reality when he joined the Air Force and eventually got the opportunity to fly the F-86 Sabre, regarded as the most advanced jet fighter of its time. Soon after arriving in Korea he went on his first missions, which were MiG Alley sweeps. However, since Jim was assigned to a fighter-bomber squadron, the majority of his combat missions were air-to-ground. These were the most dangerous missions. In Korea, more pilots had been killed or listed as MIA due to being shot down by ground fire rather than enemy aircraft. For Jim, this fact was realized only five weeks before the armistice was signed. He paid the ultimate price for freedom when he disappeared while on a combat mission over North Korea and was never seen or heard from again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dougan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033542de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On September 11, 2001, Lisa Beamer was thrust into the national spotlight after her husband, Todd, became an American hero by preventing terrorist hijackers from almost certainly flying United Flight 93 into the White House or the United States Capitol. Instead, Todd led a group of passengers to resist the hijackers, forcing the plane to crash into a Pennsylvania field. Todd and the other heroes of Flight 93 gave their lives so that untold others would be spared. Nothing could be more heroic.Lisa is now telling that story, and much more. She explores the tragic events of that day, revealing some information never before published. She also looks at the life of her husband, telling how and why he was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice and the reason for her hope, courage, and quiet personal strength. This is Todd and Lisa´s story, but it´s also ours, for all of us who long to have the personal qualities of a real hero. This book shows us what they are and how to develop them. The phrase, ´´Let´s Roll´´ were the last words the GTE Airfone operator heard from Todd before the crash. They have become a rallying cry for all Americans to move ahead, despite pain and suffering, with hope, courage, and strength. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Helm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tynd/000023de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
14 Days to Alaska:Two Brothers in a 57-Year-Old Airplane Fly the Ultimate Cross Country Flight Training Adventure Troy Hamon
Alan Shepard gripped the abort handle and braced his feet against the capsule floor. Five, four, three...don´t screw up, he muttered. Two, one, zero, liftoff. Alan felt himself rising into the sky. He could scarcely believe it. The boy who grew up with a passion for flying was off on the ultimate flight - to space! Alan Shepard´s boyhood fascination with flight led him from constructing model airplanes in his grandfather´s basement to attaining national hero status in the race to space. Rooted in hard work and education, this pioneer´s dreams of flight came true as he became not only the first American launched into space but, later, one of the privileged few to walk on the moon. When he wasn´t soaring above the clouds, astronaut Alan Shepard used his expertise to benefit others, raising money to fuel the dreams of science students and guiding NASA missions. The achievements of this high flyer - America´s ´´Lindbergh of Space´´ - inspire all who dare to live their dreams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/002283de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scott Flores´ life implodes overnight. All that he´s built - a promising career as a standout college professor, his reputation as a brilliant young anthropologist and a near perfect marriage to his beautiful wife - is leveled and none of his personal fortune can change what happens. Grappling with the devastating aftermath and battling his own personal demons, he finds himself on an airplane headed to southern Mexico and the city of Cuernavaca, at the desperate urging of his mentor, fellow anthropologist Jerry Dwyer. The chance for a new start at a fascinating archeological dig turns into the ultimate test of character when he´s dragged into a shadowy underworld hidden behind the gritty charm of this new land. It´s an invisible world of good versus evil, black-market smuggling, merciless criminals and murder-all punctuated by a corrupt legal system. Set in contemporary Mexico against the backdrop of a wildly-contested national election that touches Scott´s life in ways he doesn´t understand, Cuernavaca showcases the best and worst of a nation struggling to recreate itself as Scott struggles to earn his own second chance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Jewett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023033de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Requiem for Battleship Yamato is Yoshida Mitsuru´s story of his own experience as a junior naval officer aboard the fabled Japanese battleship as it set out on a last, desperate sortie in April 1945. Yoshida was on the bridge during Yamato´s fatal encounter with American airplanes, and his eloquent, moving account of that battle makes a singular contribution to the literature of the Pacific war. The book has long been considered a classic in both Japan and the United States. As with most great battle stories, its ultimate concern is less bombs and bullets than human nature, less death than life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graeme Malcolm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018270de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.