Bird Dream

Bird Dream

Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight

Book - 2014
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Describes the participants and entries to the Wingsuit Landing Project, which includes groups from around the world as they embark on a quest to develop and pilot an outfit that will allow man to fly.
Publisher: New York : The Penguin Press, 2014
New York :, The Penguin Press,, 2014
ISBN: 9781594204654
Branch Call Number: 797.55 HIG NVD
Characteristics: 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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Dec 19, 2015

A good review of stunt jumping, particularly on BASE jumping and wing gliding. The main focus is the rivalry between two men, one British and one American, as they try to outdo each other. These are extremely dangerous sports and the book stresses that quite well, but the men and women who put their lives on the line are either skilled practitioners who often get injured and / or run afoul of the law - or total amateurs who have no business even doing a regular parachute jump, let alone the extreme nature of this activity. A "thrill" (pardon the expression) to read.

Sep 02, 2014

What an awesome book. I could not put it down and read it in a weekend. Terrifying, fascinating, and leaves me wondering just what is this....a must read.

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