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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1016 times:
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Well, I just got back from downunder and will soon come to posting a trip report.

As I unpacked yesterday, I came across a gift card for Barnes and Nobles that someone gave me for graduation. So I was hoping to get recommendations from you guys n gals...
I'm looking for a nice book on airliners, something with lots of great photos and that is scant on talk. Something like a coffee table book for all to view and be interested in. Please throw your suggestions this way. Thanks.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 987 times:

I just got an exellent book as a gift yesterday!  Big thumbs up
It's called 'Airline-Identity, Design & Culture'
by Keith Lovegrove








 Smokin cool  Smokin cool



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User currently offlineOliver From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 984 times:

ALIVE by Paul Read is an excellent read! Well, it's not much about aviation but it's about surviving, nature and human relations.

User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4528 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 964 times:

"Hard Landing" by Wall Street Journal reporter Thomas Petzinger, is an excellent history of the airline industry in the US, especially the post-deregulation years. It's detailed, yet written in an engaging narrative format that makes it easy to read and tough to put down. I got it at Borders for about 20 bucks.

Jim



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 960 times:
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thanks for your suggestions thus far. Actually, I was hoping for a book full of images of planes, more of a photographic essay, if you will. Something I can place in my office for patients to marvel at in only 15 minutes time while waiting.
please send me more ideas and thanks again  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineNAAcrew From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 44 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 953 times:

Mirrodie: Check out Barnes and Noble's website and search under airliners. It gives you a very large choice of some good books they offer. It also gives you reviews about them

Good luck.

Bob


User currently offlineAznjapken From United States of America, joined May 2001, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 948 times:

Id reccomend the Air Disaster series by Job McArthur.

User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 949 times:

I have these books, and find them quite enjoyable-

BOEING By Norris and Wagner

The Vital Guide to Major Airlines

JETLINERS USA

..........That is if you're looking for facts...

If you're looking for aircraft novels-

Airport by Arthur Hailey

Mayday by Thomas H. Block

Hope this helps!  Big thumbs up

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineBA-747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 944 times:

goto this site for borders im guessing ure a yank so u will be able to order it online i think the first book would be cool anwayz hope u find it interesting!

http://search.borders.com/fcgi-bin/db2www/search/search.d2w/QResults?doingQuickSearch=1&srchPage=QResults&keyword=airlines&mediaType=Book


User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 942 times:

I recommend The Encyclopedia of Civil Aircraft.

Here's the B & N link:

http://shop.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=1CYT6MQTKX&mscssid=8K9D8F4DGV4A8PTB7FQR9BQ2RGKC41U5&isbn=1571451838

I read this book almost daily.

It is slightly outdated (717 and some newer models aren't covered in detail.

Still, highly recommended to all of you.



User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 923 times:
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which books do you find have the most spectacular images?
thanks, Mario



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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 915 times:

Don't know if you're talking about novels or informational books. If you're asking about novels, Airframe by Michael Cricton is pretty good.- Sorry if I spelled his last name wrong.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 899 times:

Mirrodie:
Perhaps my suggestion at the top.
It's about $25.
It's something even non-aviation enthusiest would get excited about reading.  Smokin cool
Everyone can relate to it especially if you have older clients who can remember the good ol' days of flying!  Smile



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 889 times:
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Superfly: That one was great and right up my alley. I'm already going to pick that one up. Just looking for other suggestions. Thanks  Big thumbs up


VglAtl747 : I am looking for neither. What I am looking for is a book for the coffee table. For instance, one of my older acquisitions was a book simply titled Madagascar. In it there are only captions describing the photos of the lush scenery, the culture and the endemic wildlife.

So as far as planes go, I was hoping to find something full of photos. Mostly eye candy.

Thanks. (as for the novels, I leave that to my girlfriend! She loves Cricton)



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User currently offline9V-SPJ From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 882 times:

I got this book about the B747-400 form Barnes and Nobles. It is by Peter Gilchrist and is from the series Airliner Color History. It is a really good book and has some marvellous pictures. It has everything from Design to Production List. I think they also have a book on the B777. An excellent book and not very expensive either.

9V-SPJ


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