[PDF] Download ´ Song of the Sky | by ☆ Guy Murchie


  • Title: Song of the Sky
  • Author: Guy Murchie
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 313
  • Format: hardbound

  • This is one of the classics of aviation and scientific literature, a magnificent book about the greatest adventure of our age, humanity s exploration of the skies and space This vital work is offered in an updated edition, with a new forword by the author.
    Guy Murchie
    Guy Murchie Jr son of Ethel A and Guy Murchie Sr was a Chicago Tribune photographer, staff artist and reporter, who had served as a war correspondent in England and Iceland from 1940 to 1942 He was briefly married to Barbara Cooney.He was a flight instructor and a practising member of the Bah Faith His books included Men on the Horizon 1932 , Song of the Sky 1954 , Music of the Spheres 1961 and The Seven Mysteries of Life 1978 Murchie also illustrated his books with etchings and woodcuts of his own making The American Museum of Natural History awarded him the John Burroughs Medal in 1956 for Song of the Sky.


    Commentaires:

    Spicy T AKA Mr. Tea
    What an interesting read--this WW2 navigator uses his memories of navigating the north Atlantic to delve into the world of weather and air. The science aspects were why I read this and it was pretty cool to get a feel for how and why things worked above and around us from the perspective of a navigator from the 1950s. As it was written in the 50s, the sexism, racism, and presumptions, and assumptions were pretty normative. There was also more than a few pages dedicated to god, jesus, biblical ve [...]

    Jim Walters
    Murchie can put into words why pilots love to fly, better than anyone other than Ernest K Gann. He explains in terms between science and art, between prose and poetry, everything from wind, clouds, waves, weather, lift, sound, sight, really all of the things that pilots can be too busy to notice, but that things that add depth to flight.

    John Sperling
    Reading this book is like watching a child open its' eyes to the world for the first time: curious, full of latent potential, and incredibly naive. Such are Murchie's musings on aviation in the 1950s. However, this treatise, with both good and ill results, transcends the subject of aviation. The philosophy tends to be archaic, some of the math is sketchy, the religious dogma is completely untenable, it is rife with bad metaphysics, bad science, anthropomorphism, and sexism, but there are element [...]

    carolyn rhea drapes
    Mentioned in a few New York Times articles from 1995 that ties this book to credit omissions by Alexander Theroux for his book "The Primary Colors." Whatever the outcome of the crediting, Murchie's book is a wonderful compendium of navigation and air travel history from the very beginning of flight and before, to the then new industry of commercial air travel. In addition, Murchie illustrated the book, and includes beautiful inside cover maps of "Winds of the World" and "Magnetic Variations of t [...]

    Alexh464
    Great reading from a pilots perspective.

    Peter Boody
    Fabulous blend of aeronautics, aviation and natural history. It blends a love of flying and flying machines with the natural world and all creatures within it. One of my favorite books of all time.

    David
    One of my all time great books!

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