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Window Seat: Reading the Landscape from the Airby Gregory Dicum
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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.
"[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
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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