The Chaos of Standing Still

Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481499187
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION

Ryn, eighteen, trapped by a massive blizzard in the Denver airport, meets some unique characters who help her cope with survivor's guilt on the first anniversary of her best friend's death.

Stuck at the Airport

Author: Harriet Baskas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743216647
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Transportation

Airports used to be places we just passed through on our way to somewhere else. But with an increase in layovers and ever-mounting delays, "dwell-time" in airports has become an inevitable, tedious, and often infuriating part of travel today. This essential guidebook won't get you where you want to go faster, but it does provide great suggestions for eating well, taking care of business, and having fun while you wait. In clear, cleverly written profiles of each airport, Harriet Baskas, Expedia.com's airport expert, spells out: the best places to eat and what local specialties to try; diversions for kids (playgrounds, observation decks, and museums); quick trips to make by cab (including times to the nearest city); locations of business centers and data ports; shops with interesting, reasonably priced items; well-stocked bookstores; art and history exhibits; clean places to shower and quiet corners for taking a nap. In some airports, she reveals, you can even get a dentist to look at that troublesome tooth, a shoemaker to fix a wobbly heel, and a masseuse to case travel-induced kinks -- and crankiness. Organized alphabetically for easy reference. Stuck at the Airport is the indispensable travel companion for business and leisure travelers alike.

Atlas Obscura

Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761169086
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Travel

"Wonder meets wanderlust in an extraordinary new travel book. Created by the founders of AtlasObscura.com, the vibrant online destination and community with over 3 million visitors a month, Atlas Obscura is the bucket-list guide to over 700 of the most unusual, curious, bizarre, and mysterious places on earth" --

Life in the Air

Author: Mark Gottdiener
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742500292
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Social Science

This book is not just about air travel. It is about the emergent social world of flying. It concerns air space and behavior in the air the way someone else might look at cities and street behavior. Economic, political, and cultural aspects are all considered. . . . Airports have now become specific places in their own right that, in a certain sense, now. . . are very much like cities. Frequent flying also has produced its very own culture. Rules of behavior are subscribed to in the air. Unique behaviors at terminals and in the passenger cabin have emerged that contrast with life on the ground. In chapters below I explore these interesting aspects of etiquette, eroticism, and bi-coastalism, a human activity that is only possible because of our present society's evolution. . . . Only now have we begun to appreciate our emergent global culture. The world is shrinking just as the opportunities for travel expand. -from the Introduction

Insiders Guide to Denver

Author: Eric Lindberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493001620
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: Travel

Insiders' Guide to Denver is the essential source for in-depth travel information for visitors and locals alike to this storied Colorado city. Written by a local, and true insider, Insiders' Guide to Denver offers a personal and practical perspective of Denver and its surrounding environs that makes it a must-have guide for travelers as well as residents looking to rediscover their hometown.

Denver International Airport

Author: Paul Stephen Dempsey
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: STANFORD:36105019265201
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Transportation

Denver International Airport, completed in 1995, is both famous and infamous in the aviation industry and with the flying public. The largest and most technology advanced airport on earth, its construction was plagued by massive cost overruns, political and financial scandals, and embarrassing technical difficulties. Denver International Airport: Lessons Learned tells the fascinating story of what went wrong, what went right, and what we can learn from this great public works project.

Airspace Closure and Civil Aviation

Author: Steven D. Jaffe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317182801
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Business & Economics

The impact to airlines from airspace closure can be as benign as a two minute extension on an arrival pattern, or as catastrophic as a shoot down from a surface-to-air missile, as the tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over the Ukraine in July 2014 demonstrates. Airspace constraints come in a variety of forms, both man-made and physical, but all result in operational inefficiencies that erode the economic vitality of an airline. Understanding the root causes of these airspace restrictions, developing strategies for mitigating their impact, and anticipating future airspace closures, are critical for the efficient and safe operation of any airline. This book uniquely examines the technological, geographic, regulatory, and political aspects of airspace closure, with a focus on how airlines continue to adapt to overcome these challenges, providing readers with a framework for identifying issues and solutions in a systematic manner. Filled with historical references and contemporary anecdotes, this book serves both as a practical guide and strategic resource for airline managers navigating their 21st century. organizations around some of the lingering 20th century obstacles.

Effects of Aircraft Noise

Author: Vincent Mestre
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISBN: 9780309098069
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Airplanes

Introduction and methodology -- Health effects of aviation noise -- Annoyance and aviation noise -- Sleep disturbance and aviation noise -- Speech interference and aviation noise -- Effects of aviation noise on schools -- Effects of aviation noise on parks, open space, and wilderness areas -- Aviation low-frequency noise and vibration -- Aviation noise effects on wildlife and domestic animals -- Avation noise effects on property values -- Effect of meteorology on aviation noise -- Effect of topography and ground absorption on aviation noise -- Conclusions.

Practical Airport Operations Safety and Emergency Management

Author: Jeffrey Price
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780128006016
Release Date: 2016-02-09
Genre: Political Science

Practical Airport Operations, Safety, and Emergency Management: Protocols for Today and the Future focuses on the airport itself, not the aircraft, manufacturers, designers, or even the pilots. The book explores the safety of what's been called ‘the most expensive piece of pavement in any city’— the facility that operates, maintains, and ensures the safety of millions of air passengers every year. The book is organized into three helpful sections, each focusing on one of the sectors described in the title. Section One: Airport Safety, explores the airport environment, then delves into safety management systems. Section Two: Airport Operations, continues the conversation on safety management systems before outlining airside and landside operations in depth, while Section Three: Airport Emergency Management, is a careful, detailed exploration of the topic, ending with a chapter on the operational challenges airport operations managers can expect to face in the future. Written by trusted experts in the field, users will find this book to be a vital resource that provides airport operations managers and students with the information, protocols, and strategies they need to meet the unique challenges associated with running an airport. Addresses the four areas of airport management: safety, operations, emergency management, and future challenges together in one book Written by leading professionals in the field with extensive training, teaching, and practical experience in airport operations Includes section on future challenges, including spaceport, unmanned aerial vehicles, and integrated incident command Ancillary materials for readers to reinforce concepts and instructors teaching operations courses Focuses on the topics of safety, operations, emergency management, and what personnel and students studying the topic can expect to face in the future

Andromeda s Child

Author: Suede Delray
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN: 9781487419615
Release Date: 2018-03-30
Genre: Fiction

How does an unemotional commander convince a very angry general to donate his sperm? Andris is the stoic commander of the Celest Warriors. He was raised in a restrictive environment known as Warrior World where emotional attachment is frowned upon, and warriors must reproduce at least one child before they turn thirty. The planet is highly advanced, and in the year 2070, male warriors are able to experience pregnancy. To Andris, this duty is one he is hoping to be done with as soon as possible. The only problem is, Andris has no genetic equal on his planet. Commander Thane Warner is Andris’ genetic equal, a highly decorated soldier with an IQ well above average. He is perfect. The only problem is, Thane is an alien from another planet and not very likely to volunteer. Desperate to reproduce the perfect child who will one day replace Andris as commander of their military, Andris is ordered to find the alien commander and bring him back to Celest, by force, if necessary. The dilemma; how does an unemotional commander convince a very angry general to donate his sperm?