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Reach For The Skies

Author : Richard Branson
ISBN : 9781101514214
Genre : Transportation
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One of the world's most famous business leaders (and a well-known avian fanatic) explores the pioneers of flight. Bestselling author and billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has always been obsessed with the skies. To promote a new Virgin Airlines route, he became the first man to water ski behind a blimp. His Virgin Galactic venture will soon offer ordinary people the opportunity to experience spaceflight aboard the first commercial spaceliner, SpaceShipTwo. In Reach for the Skies, Branson examines the history of aviation over the last two hundred years, putting the spotlight on trailblazers such as: *Tony Jannus, who made the first ever commercial flight over Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1914. *Leo Valentin, the "bird man" who jumped from 9,000 feet wearing a pair of wooden wings in the 1950s. *Steve Fossett, who broke 130 world records in planes, balloons, and airships. The pioneers of flight-not just the world-famous Wright Brothers, but also lesser known visionaries and dreamers-made it possible for any of us with the desire and the commitment to reach for the skies ourselves.

Reach For The Sky

Author : Paul Brickhill
ISBN : 1557502226
Genre : History
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"Douglas Bader was a legend in his lifetime. After losing both legs in a 1931 air crash and being dismissed by the Royal Air Force, he fought his way back into the cock-pit of a Spitfire and became one of the great heroes of the Battle of Britain. Bader's story is so extraordinary that no one would dare invent it, and his accomplishments have been an inspiration to many. Told he would never walk without a cane, Bader became not only one of the RAF's top combat pilots but a squadron leader and innovator of fighter tactics. Among the thrilling incidents chronicled in this book are his first successful encounter with an enemy plane, the shoot down of his own plane, and his succession of escapes from the Germans."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Reaching For The Sky

Author : Urvashi Sahni
ISBN : 9780815730392
Genre : Political Science
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Transforming the Lives of Impoverished Girls in Patriarchal Societies Since 2003 a privately funded high school in India has provided desperately needed education for girls from impoverished families in Lucknow, the capital and largest city in Uttar Pradesh. Urvashi Sahni, the founder of Prerna Girls School, has written a compelling narrative of how this modest school in northeast India has changed the lives of more than 5,000 girls and their families. Most important, it is through the perspectives of the girls themselves, rather than through a remote academic viewpoint, that Prerna’s success unfolds. The book focuses on the importance of education in bringing about gender equality in a patriarchal society. It shows how girls learn to be equal and autonomous persons in school as part of their official curriculum and how they use this learning to transform their lives and those of their families. The book’s central argument is that education can be truly transformative if it addresses the everyday reality of girls’ lives and responds to their special needs and challenges with respect and care. The example of just one relatively small school in one corner of India, the message and the stories it tells will inspire anyone concerned about the necessity of girls’ education, especially in developing countries. The lives of the girls at Prerna Girls School are largely representative of those of millions living in poor regions in countries where patriarchal structures and norms prevail.

Douglas Bader

Author : Douglas Bader
ISBN : 0850529921
Genre : History
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Fight For The Sky traces the service of these two great fighter aircraft which became as legendary as the Author himself. The Battle of Britain in 1940 is a crucial chapter in this story but there are many others.

Reach For The Skies

Author : Jim Carden
ISBN : 1741072859
Genre : Airports
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Screw Business As Usual

Author : Richard Branson
ISBN : 9780143130543
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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-A book written by Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin (mobile, air, etc) about changing the rules of business as an entrepreneur---

Reach For The Skies

Author : Mamman Jiya Vatsa
ISBN : IND:39000004186677
Genre : Nigerian poetry (English)
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Half The Sky

Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
ISBN : 0307267148
Genre : Political Science
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning husband-and-wife team speaks out against the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.

Oxford Reading Tree Stage 15 Treetops Non Fiction Reach For The Skies

Author : Sarah Fleming
ISBN : 0199179425
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Reach for the Skies - showing how amazing feats of achievement are quite possible, even with innate disadvantages or acquired ones.

Chasing The Sky

Author : Dean Dewhirst
ISBN : 1946226025
Genre : Architecture
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Paperback: Chasing the Sky, is a book that showcases twenty of Australia s leading women in architecture. Chasing the Sky is the second book in the 20 Stories series, with each edition featuring different aspects of the architecture industry. In Chasing the Sky the concentrated voice of some of Australia s most dynamic practitioners, and their substantial projects, compel us to strive for just such possibility; for equitable and vital architectural careers in our immediate reach. Distilled in this volume is a palpable sense of women at work in architecture, of the joys and challenges of a creative profession and the culture of making. Common themes and questions run across the volume to reveal commonalities and differences. We hear varied views on education, craft and technology; on collaboration and inventive processes; on formative influences and entrepreneurship; and, on the relationship between architecture and society. As acclaimed individuals and as a diverse collective, they offer an incisive glimpse into the richness of contemporary Australian architecture, of the spirit that galvanises the profession and cultivates its future buoyancy."

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