mirrodie
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Your Rececommendations On A Good Airliner Book

Thu Jun 28, 2001 2:37 am

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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RE: Your Rececommendations On A Good Airliner Book

Thu Jun 28, 2001 3:06 am

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








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Oliver
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RE: Your Rececommendations On A Good Airliner Book

Thu Jun 28, 2001 3:14 am

ALIVE by Paul Read is an excellent read! Well, it's not much about aviation but it's about surviving, nature and human relations.
 
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RE: Your Rececommendations On A Good Airliner Book

Thu Jun 28, 2001 7:43 am

"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.

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mirrodie
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RE: Your Rececommendations On A Good Airliner Book

Thu Jun 28, 2001 7:48 am

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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RE: Your Rececommendations On A Good Airliner Book

Thu Jun 28, 2001 7:58 am

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
 
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RE: Your Rececommendations On A Good Airliner Book

Thu Jun 28, 2001 8:01 am

Id reccomend the Air Disaster series by Job McArthur.
 
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RE: Your Rececommendations On A Good Airliner Book

Thu Jun 28, 2001 8:03 am

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

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RE: Your Rececommendations On A Good Airliner Book

Thu Jun 28, 2001 8:11 am

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
 
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RE: Your Rececommendations On A Good Airliner Book

Thu Jun 28, 2001 8:21 am

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.

 
mirrodie
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RE: Your Rececommendations On A Good Airliner Book

Thu Jun 28, 2001 9:51 pm

which books do you find have the most spectacular images?
thanks, Mario
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RE: Your Rececommendations On A Good Airliner Book

Thu Jun 28, 2001 11:49 pm

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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RE: Your Rececommendations On A Good Airliner Book

Fri Jun 29, 2001 2:24 am

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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mirrodie
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RE: Your Rececommendations On A Good Airliner Book

Fri Jun 29, 2001 8:43 am

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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RE: Your Rececommendations On A Good Airliner Book

Fri Jun 29, 2001 9:22 am

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.

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