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!
The Ultimate Book of Airplanes and Airports:More than 50 lift the flaps, pop-ups, pull-tabs and more! Sophie Bordet-Petillon, Marc-Etienne Peintre
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/acx0/033542/bk_acx0_033542_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/000023/bk_tynd_000023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is a game the whole family can love! Perfect for road trips, family vacations, camping trips, and airplane rides. You Laugh, I Win! The Ultimate Try Not To Laugh Challenge Joke Book - Family Vacation Edition is not only full of great family-friendly jokes, but it´s presented in a competition format. The player or team that smiles, grins or laughs the most are actually the losers! Try not to laugh as you are presented with some funny jokes. The team that can hold in their laughter will be the winners, but it won´t be easy. Get the humorous You Laugh, I Win! The Ultimate Try Not To Laugh Challenge Joke Book - Family Vacation Edition today. It makes a great gift for moms, dads, or any members of the family! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Tulin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138543/bk_acx0_138543_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A calm and beautiful selection of the most powerful sounds for relaxation. Enjoy 10 hours of peaceful ocean, nature, and meditation sounds. Perfect for various activities including working out, airplane rides, creative work, rest, and motivation. Amazing for meditation, yoga, sleep, study, and focus. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ariel Navina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150292/bk_acx0_150292_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/002283/bk_hove_002283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival-a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known. . . . Praise for Lucifer´s Hammer ´´The first satisfying end-of-the-world novel in years . . . an ultimate one . . . massively entertaining.´´-Cleveland Plain-Dealer ´´Take your earthquakes, waterlogged condominiums, swarms of bugs, colliding airplanes and flaming what-nots, wrap them up and they wouldn´t match one page of Lucifer´s Hammer for sweaty-palmed suspense.´´-Chicago Daily News