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Window Seat: Reading the Landscape from the Air

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ISBN13: 9780811840866
ISBN10: 0811840867
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Talk about a fresh perspective! Perched 35,000 feet in the air, Window Seat decodes the sights to be seen on any flight across North America. Broken down by region, this unusual guide features 70 aerial photographs; a fold-out map of North America showing major flight paths; profiles of each region covering its landforms, waterways, and cities; tips on spotting major sights, such as the Northern Lights, the Grand Canyon, and Disney World; tips on spotting not-so-major sights such as prisons, mines, and Interstates; and straightforward, friendly text on cloud shapes, weather patterns, the continents history, and more. A terrific book for kids, frequent flyers, and armchair travelers alike, Window Seat is packed with curious facts and colorful illustration proving that flying doesn't have to be a snooze. When it's possible to "read" the landscape from above, a whole world unfolds at your feet.

Review:

"[E]ntertains....Compulsively readable, the guidebook is composed of both handy factual information as well as deeper lessons about North America and its inhabitants." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

This is a first in "aerial travel guides." Its unique format makes it very user friendly — maps at the front and back show the sights to be seen across North America. The transparent overlays show the major routes.

About the Author

Gregory Dicum is a San Francisco-based writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, HotWired, New York Magazine, Travel & Leisure, and others.

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Anita Alan, January 25, 2007 (view all comments by Anita Alan)
Lift the shades. Enjoy a mile high geographic treasure hunt! The perfect answer for insomnia or a bad inflight film.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811840866
Subtitle:
Reading the Landscape from the Air
Author:
Dicum, Gregory
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Reference - Guides (General)
Subject:
North America Description and travel.
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Subject:
General Travel
Copyright:
Series:
Window Seat
Series Volume:
WIND
Publication Date:
March 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 0.91 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Review" by , "[E]ntertains....Compulsively readable, the guidebook is composed of both handy factual information as well as deeper lessons about North America and its inhabitants."
"Synopsis" by , This is a first in "aerial travel guides." Its unique format makes it very user friendly — maps at the front and back show the sights to be seen across North America. The transparent overlays show the major routes.
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