Bird Dream

Bird Dream Author Matt Higgins
ISBN-10 9780698163829
Release 2014-07-31
Pages 304
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PEN / ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing (2015 LONGLIST) “[P]erversely entertaining... In a truly intoxicating read that was hard to put down, Matt Higgins has managed to make real a world about as far removed from daily life as it gets.” --Daily Beast "Matt Higgins cracks open this astonishingly dangerous sport and captures the spectacular adrenaline surges it delivers."--The Wall Street Journal "[R]iveting... a must-read. A highflying, electrifying story." --Kirkus (STARRED) A heart-stopping narrative of risk and courage, Bird Dream tells the story of the remarkable men and women who pioneered the latest advances in aerial exploration—from skydiving to BASE jumping to wingsuit flying—and made history with their daring. By the end of the twentieth century BASE jumping was the most dangerous of all the extreme sports, with thrill-seeking jumpers parachuting from bridges, mountains, radio towers, and even skyscrapers. Despite numerous fatalities and legal skirmishes, BASE jumpers like Jeb Corliss of California thought they had discovered the ultimate rush. But all this changed for Corliss in 1999, when, high in the mountains of northern Italy, he and other jumpers watched in wonder as a stranger—wearing a cunning new jumpsuit featuring “wings” between the arms and legs—leaped from a ledge and then actually flew from the vertiginous cliffs. Drawing on intimate access to Corliss and other top pilots from around the globe,Bird Dream tracks the evolution of the wingsuit movement through the larger than life characters who, in an age of viral video, forced the sport onto the world stage. Their exploits—which entranced millions of fans along the way—defied imagination. They were flying; not like the Wright brothers, but the way we do in our dreams. Some dared to dream of going further yet, to a day when a wingsuit pilot might fly, and land, all without a parachute. A growing number of wingsuit pilots began plotting ways in which a human being might leap from the sky and land. A half dozen groups around the world were dedicated to this quest for a “wingsuit landing,” conjuring the pursuit of nations that once inspired the race to first summit Everest. Given his fame as a stuntman, the brash, publicity-hungry Corliss remained the popular favorite to claim the first landing. Yet Bird Dream also tracks the path of another man, Gary Connery—a forty-two-year-old Englishman—who was quietly plotting to beat Corliss at his own game. Accompanied by an international cast of wingsuit devotees—including a Finnish magician, a parachute tester from Brazil, an Australian computer programmer, a gruff hang-gliding champion-turned-aeronautical engineer, a French skydiving champion, and a South African costume designer—Corliss and Connery raced to leap into the unknown, a contest that would lead to triumph for one and nearly cost the other his life. Based on five years of firsthand reporting and original interviews, Bird Dream is the work of journalist Matt Higgins, who traveled the world alongside these extraordinary men and women as they jumped and flew in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Offering a behind-the-scenes take on some of the most spectacular and disastrous events of the wingsuit movement, Higgins’s Bird Dream is a riveting, adrenaline-fueled adventure at the very edge of human experience. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bird Dream

Bird Dream Author Matt Higgins
ISBN-10 9780143127468
Release 2015-07-07
Pages 320
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Journalist Matt Higgins gained intimate access to wingsuit pioneer Corliss; a brash, publicity hungry rich kid from LA who, after years of skydiving, set out to be the first person to be dropped 2,400 feet and land solely with the aid of a wingsuit. But somewhere in the UK, Gary Connery, a 42-year-old man of average means was plotting to beat Corliss at his own $3 million game. This is a riveting, adrenaline fueled narrative about a group of unforgettable characters who risk everything to achieve man's age old dream of flying.

The Dream Bird

The Dream Bird Author Lale Suphandagi
ISBN-10 1597842826
Release 2013
Pages 54
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"The Dream Bird is a collection of three time travel stories where three kids visit the times of three Prophets, Muhammad, Jesus, and Moses,peace be upon them. The Dream Bird flies Shakir, Marwa and Umar to Mecca, Jerusalem, and Egypt respectively and has them witness the most important events in the lives of these Prophets. This book is a different take on teaching about these role models for humanity"--from publisher's website.

Dream and Vision

Dream and Vision Author Eva M. Rosenfeld
ISBN-10 OCLC:67745945
Release 1956
Pages 9
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Dream and Vision has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dream and Vision also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dream and Vision book for free.

The Big Bird s Dream

 The Big Bird s Dream Author DeForest Kelley
ISBN-10 OCLC:39725251
Release 1977
Pages 12
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The Big Bird s Dream has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Big Bird s Dream also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Big Bird s Dream book for free.

Dream Bird

Dream Bird Author Stu Phillips
ISBN-10 1425109349
Release 2007-01
Pages 473
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This book is a work of fiction, although I have taken the liberty of borrowing physical attributes of various people I have known for the main characters, and changed their names. The names of the companies and towns are fictional and except for the small town where I grew up, any similarities are unintended. The geographical location is similar to where the author had lived and worked and the names of some of these have been changed. Some of the incidences in this book actually occurred but it will be up to the reader to try and determine which ones are which. They might be surprised at the truth.

The Man Who Dared To Dream

The Man Who Dared To Dream Author Don F. Zullo
ISBN-10 9781481744478
Release 2013-05-02
Pages 564
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This is a story of tragedy, love, heartbreak, hope, humor, forgiveness, and the pure power of human compassion. An old man has been living on his own for many years. Although not considered a recluse or hermit, he does spend much time alone. He is guilt-ridden and has many regrets which he thinks about in his isolation. Mainly, it’s the guilt of leaving his children on that day, those many years past. His guilt haunts him in the form of dreams and nightmares. The old man is a father whose heart aches with the love for his children, yet he finds it difficult to locate the level ground on which to have a relationship, as well as a level piece of ground to deal with the choices that he has made in his life. A bird of faith, not believed to exist, befriends him and stands by him, even to protect him from a near-death tragedy, and has the ability to locate him, no matter where he is. Although once a solid blackbird, it slowly changes to white as the man sheds his guilt. He develops a passion to make sketches of the bird, and this becomes a source that creates the problem. Due to certain circumstances, he ends up in a hospital mental ward. A continuous barrage of technicalities and other circumstances make it difficult for him to attain his freedom. He captures the love of a middle-aged, not-so pretty, recovering drug addict who along with her illiteracy had a speech impediment. A dedicated doctor finds he is not too old to learn a lesson about life from his patient. And two compassionate ward nurses befriend him and help him make life-changing decisions. His impact on them is no less life-changing. Hopefully, the man who dared to dream will capture your heart, as well.

Hyde s Primer

Hyde s Primer Author Aurelia Hyde
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044097072953
Release 1908
Pages 112
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Hyde s Primer has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hyde s Primer also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hyde s Primer book for free.

Sky Bird

Sky Bird Author Nancy Larsen-Sanders
ISBN-10 9781475992489
Release 2013-07-10
Pages 286
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On a frigid January night in 1937, a fierce windstorm arrives in an already ravaged western Kansas, bringing with it the most tragic of Deborah Nelson’s experiences with the Depression and Dust Bowl on her western Kansas farm. Deborah has already seen more than her share of hardship in the years since her husband, Christian, disappeared and left her a single mother in charge of their farm. For six years, Deborah and her neighbors, Victor Whitesong and the Goodmans, have valiantly battled relentless windstorms with limited success. Now, as a new year of drought and dust begins, Deborah rides out to check her fences and finds a neighbor’s child dead in a drift of dirt. Sadly, it is only the beginning of more challenges. Measles hits the community’s children, including Deborah’s son. Desperate for help, Deborah must send her remaining children away. Emotional and health problems worsen in the community. In the meantime, she must deal with Sheriff Stoddel, who hates her because he believes she is Indian. He is convinced she and Victor have killed Christian. The only saving grace is her loving relationship with Victor, as she hopes for rain and prays that a world war is not imminent. Sky Bird continues the saga of one woman’s struggle to endure adversity and find joy in the uncertainty pervading America in the late 1930s.

Dream It List It Do It

Dream It  List It  Do It Author Editors of 43 Things
ISBN-10 9780761156192
Release 2008-12-25
Pages 430
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Dream It. List It. Do It! is the ultimate do-it-yourself guide to self-improvement. Drawing from the true stories and experiences of the 1.5 million registered users of, a Webby Award–winning social networking site, Dream It. List It. Do It! works on the proven principle that creating a life list, sharing your progress, and checking things off as done gives a person momentum toward a bigger and bolder life. Dream It. List It. Do It! offers over 5,000 life-changing ideas drawn from real people and organized in 43 categories—like Travel More, Create, Do Something Daring, Ignite Change, Expand My Education, Save the Earth, Love My Job, Finish What I Start, Be Healthier, Fix My Finances, Live in the Moment. Fundamental to the whole enterprise are the book's Ten Rules for Creating and Conquering a Life List, including #4 Maintain Between 20 and 43 Goals, #7 Make Your List Public, and #9 Document Progress. whether it's playing the piano, learning how to do a handstand, cooking a perfect paella—or something much more central to one's life, like "Be more spontaneous"—just putting a desired goal on your list is like shouting "Yes, I can!”"

Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher Author Christina Rose
ISBN-10 1909855723
Release 2014-11-26
Pages 104
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Dream Catcher: a soul bird's journey A beautiful and inspiring colouring book for all ages Take a journey of discovery with the soul bird as it travels through a black and white world of intricate scenes and dreams. Appealing to all ages this gorgeous & inspiring colouring book reaches deeper and further than ever before. Beautifully detailed illustrations and motivational words encourage us to listen to the voice within ourselves and take your colouring journey into a new and thoughtful dimension. Each of the 50 individual drawings is specially printed on a single page with the reverse left blank so you can cut out and keep to create a picture perfect for framing or displaying.

Looking Forward

Looking Forward Author Arthur Bird
ISBN-10 9781628738643
Release 2013-11-20
Pages 240
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“The author respectfully submits it as his firm and immovable conviction, that the United States of America, in the years to come, will govern the entire Western Hemisphere.” These words, written by Arthur Bird in 1899, were his premonition as to the direction of the US one hundred years in the future. Not only did Bird cover the financial status of our country, but the world as a whole. While many of his predictions were quite outlandish, several were remarkably visionary and accurate—including Bird’s early drawing of “Aerial Navigation” before the Wright brothers ever took flight. Included in this book are predictions that: Our lunches would consist of “nutritious pellets” Drunkenness would be “very rare” Cigarette smokers would be arrested on sight Every American home would include a robot “valet” And much more! Looking Forward is an incredible view of the world before the turn of the twentieth century. While we’ve come far as a country since 1899, there are many things Bird mentions to which we still aspire. He had high hopes for our civilization as a whole and as a superpower. While we have indeed accomplished a great deal, there’s always room for improvement, and Bird’s vision of his future remains relevant in shaping our own.

I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird

I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird Author Robert B. Haas
ISBN-10 1426306938
Release 2010
Pages 64
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Robert Haas, a photographer with National Geographic, presents his photographs of animals from around the world, which he shot from the air.

Shakespeare on screen a midsummer night s dream

Shakespeare on screen   a midsummer night s dream Author Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin
ISBN-10 2877758435
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Shakespeare on screen a midsummer night s dream has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Shakespeare on screen a midsummer night s dream also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Shakespeare on screen a midsummer night s dream book for free.

Fangold s Dream

Fangold s Dream Author David Hay-Edie
ISBN-10 9781784621025
Release 2015-01-28
Pages 64
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What do our dreams tell us? What if an animal talks to us in our sleep? Fangold meets a bird in his dreams. The bird represents his alter ego or spirit, acting as his guide. It shows him history from a higher perspective, starting with the early Earth and ending with our current predicament. Alongside the development of art, music, religion and science Fangold is shown the parallel emergence of violence, fear of demons, greed and other ills. The bird’s form changes continually from one species to another – blackbird, stork, eagle – but being a fable the bird points out a moral throughout. It is up to Fangold to discern it. In Fangold’s final journey, he and the bird make a last flight together. Will he realise that he and the bird are truly one, as they have always been? And when the bird takes him beyond the Earth to a higher realm from which he came, will he be able to return there with joy? Fangold’s Dream explores how we are connected to the world around us, taking a bird’s eye view of ourselves and of human history. Birds have often been seen as messengers; they fly above us, looking down on us. The book is a fantasy, but it is also a search for the reality of being human. Fangold can be seen as the ‘Everyman’ in this story, which will appeal to fans of fantasy fiction, such as Philip Pullman’s 'His Dark Materials' trilogy.

A Dream Denied a Promise Kept

A Dream Denied  a Promise Kept Author Roberta Colli Perle
ISBN-10 9780595372461
Release 2005-11
Pages 248
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A Dream Denied, a Promise Kept will appeal to women of all ages because it gives pointers on how to travel alone. How to be accepted as an equal of men around the world. It tells of the wonderful love stories that are unforgettable and exciting as the author travels the globe. It is adventure at its most exciting and daring and takes place at a time when very few women traveled alone. It shows women's forays into unknown and uncharted territory and has a dynamic all its own as the stories unfold with compassion and humor. It will take the reader to a harem in Yemen, The Steppes of Mongolia, to visit a Bedouin camp, walk the oldest street in the world, visit the bazaars and cities of medinas and villages. Stay at five star hotels with the amenities and accoutrements of the glorious 20th Century; then sleep in pup tents and lodges. Experience the migrations of millions of animals, cross the Great Rift Valley, ride camels in the Gobi Desert and elephants in Nepal as you search for white tigers. Climb to the top of Tibet's Potala Palace, join the Maharaja and Maharani at their palace. Climb the Kyber Pass into Afghanistan. Break bread with the mighty and those less fortunate. Taste the cuisines of over 210 countries. Fly into Saudi Arabia and be swept away by the glory of the desert. Learn how to pack for a trip and how to escape jet lag. A Dream Denied, a Promise Kept shows women as they are in settings that display their greatest accomplishments and most courageous hearts. Traits and experiences that can rival of any man.

The Georgia University Magazine

The Georgia University Magazine Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5182494
Release 1854
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The Georgia University Magazine has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Georgia University Magazine also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Georgia University Magazine book for free.