Fly by Wire (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 12716596

William Langewiesche is the author of six previous books: Cutting for Sign,Sahara Unveiled, Inside the Sky, American Ground (North Point Press, 2002),The Outlaw Sea (North Point Press, 2004), and, most recently, The Atomic Bazaar(FSG, 2007). He is the international editor for Vanity Fair.

In Fly by Wire, one of America's greatest journalists takes us on a "fascinating" (The New York Times) and sometimes humorous journey into the rapidly changing aviation industry. Langewiesche concisely and artfully renders forty years of history in the field by examining the financial problems, the unions, and ultimately the recent advances in technology. And he finds that aviation safety is field in which machine has now surpassed man, but man still manages to find ways -- hubris, ineptitude -- to cause accidents. Advances such as fly by wire suggest that in some cases it may prove best to cede authority to the machines, even if it means questioning our assumptions about human beings and heroism in the process.

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ISBN 9780312655389
Genre HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
Format Paperback
Pages 193
Publisher Date 2010-10-26 00:00:00.0
Publisher Picador USA
Copyright Year 2010
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.2 lb
Language English
Audience General/trade
Authors Langewiesche, William
Country of Origin United States
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