Skybound: A Journey in Flight download free [PDF and Ebook] by Rebecca Loncraine

Skybound: A Journey in Flight download free [PDF and Ebook] by Rebecca Loncraine year 2018
  • Book name: Skybound: A Journey in Flight
  • Author: Rebecca Loncraine
  • Release date: 2018/8/27
  • Publisher: PAN MACMILLAN
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9781447273868
  • Rating: 9.46 of 10
  • Votes: 397
  • Review by: Abby Trevino
  • Review rating: 8.97 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/22
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 27 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A soaring gift of a book' Owen Sheers'Remarkable' Mark Vanhoenacker, author of Skyfaring'Stunning . . . a love letter to nature' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of LoveThe day she flew in a glider for the first time, Rebecca Loncraine fell in love. Months of gruelling treatment for breast cancer meant she had lost touch with the world around her, but in that engineless plane, soaring 3,000 feet over the landscape of her childhood, with only the rising thermals to take her higher and the birds to lead the way, she felt ready to face life again. And so Rebecca flew, travelling from her home in the Black Mountains of Wales to New Zealand's Southern Alps and the Nepalese Himalayas as she chased her new-found passion: her need to soar with the birds, to push herself to the boundary of her own fear. Taking in the history of unpowered flight, and with extraordinary descriptions of flying in some of the world's most dangerous and dramatic locations, Skybound is a nature memoir with a unique perspective; it is about the land we know and the sky we know so little of, it is about memory and self-discovery.Rebecca became ill again just as she was finishing Skybound, and she died in September 2016. Though her death is tragic, it does not change what Skybound is: a book full of hope. Deeply moving, thrilling and euphoric, Skybound is for anyone who has ever looked up and longed to take flight.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 19H1M19S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Popular Medicine & Health, Aircraft, Popular Astronomy & Space, Travel Writing, Wildlife: Birds & Birdwatching, Memoirs, Mind, Body & Spirit
  • Available formats: XPS, EPUB, PDF, AZW, PDB, WORD, TXT, DOC. Compressed in EML, RAR, TAR.Z, CBC, ZIP, AZW4, LHA
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 19.09 USD
  • Dimensions: 135x216x26mm
  • Weight: 453g
  • Printed by: PICADOR
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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