"A staggering, meticulous and frequently spine-chilling work of longform journalism." Trent Dalton Somewhere deep beneath the wild seas of the southern Indian Ocean, perhaps in the eerie underwater canyons of Broken Ridge along the Seventh Arc satellite band, lies the answer to the world's greatest aviation mystery. Why, on the night of 8 March 2014, did Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 suddenly U-turn, zig-zag up the Straits of Malacca, then vanish with 239 souls on board? Was it an elaborate murder-suicide by a rogue pilot? A terrible accident such as onboard fire, rapid decompression or systems failure? A terrorist hijacking gone wrong? Or something else entirely? Award-winning journalist Ean Higgins has led the world media's coverage of this incredible saga and draws on years of interviews with aviation experts, victims' families, air crash investigators and professional hunters across land, sea and sky to dissect the riddle of MH370's fate. PRAISE FOR THE HUNT FOR MH370 "The Hunt for MH370 is a riveting page-turner written with the drama and intrigue of a thriller. Piece by tantalising piece, Ean Higgins unpuzzles this most baffling of mysteries, asking dangerous questions and revealing shocking truths." Dick Smith "The disappearance of MH370 remains the greatest and most pressing mystery in aviation history that demands answers for both the families of the stricken passengers and the travelling public. No journalist has been more relentless in the pursuit of the truth of MH370 than Ean Higgins. The Hunt for MH370 is an engrossing book in which Higgins has meticulously pieced together the puzzle of the doomed flight from its vanishing to the flawed investigation and the largest maritime search ever that leads the reader to a chilling conclusion that is almost impossible to comprehend." Paul Whittaker, Chief Executive Sky News and former editor-in-chief, The Australian
CNN Aviation Correspondent Richard Quest offers a gripping and definitive account of the disappearance of Malaysian Airline Flight MH370 in March 2014. On March 8, 2014, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared with barely a trace, carrying 239 people on board—seemingly vanishing into the dark night. The airplane’s whereabouts and fate would quickly become one of the biggest aviation mysteries of our time... Richard Quest, CNN’s Aviation Correspondent, was one of the leading journalists covering the story. In a coincidence, Quest had interviewed one of the two pilots a few weeks before the disappearance. It is here that he begins his gripping account of those tense weeks in March, presenting a fascinating chronicle of an international search effort, which despite years of searching and tens of millions of dollars spent has failed to find the plane. Quest dissects what happened in the hours following the plane’s disappearance and chronicles the days and weeks of searching, which led to nothing but increasing despair. He takes apart the varying responses from authorities and the discrepancies in reports, the wide range of theories, the startling fact that the plane actually turned around and flew in the opposite direction, and what solutions the aviation industry must now implement to ensure it never happens again. What emerges is a riveting chronicle of a tragedy that continues to baffle everyone from aviation experts to satellite engineers to politicians—and which to this day worries the traveling public that it could happen again. INCLUDES PHOTOS
ON 8 MARCH 2014, MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370 TOOK OFF FROM KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BOUND FOR BEIJING. LESS THAN AN HOUR AFTER TAKEOFF, SOMEWHERE OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, THE PLANE SIMPLY VANISHED. ONE EYEWITNESS SAW A BURNING PLANE CRASH INTO THE SEA. But confusing radar signals tracked an aircraft taking an erratic course across the Malaysian peninsula, then on to the Andaman Sea. Did it crash there? Or did it fly on to land safely in disputed lands of Central Asia, or the top-secret CIA ‘black site’ on Diego Garcia? Data from the Rolls-Royce engines tracked by Inmarsat was said to indicate that it might have ditched in the furthest reaches of the South Indian Ocean. We know more about the surface of the moon than the bottom of the sea there. And the weather and currents are so bad, it may never be found. Convenient? Two years later, the Australians are still searching - at the cost of billions - and have found nothing. But was the search in such a remote place part of a cover-up to distract the world’s attention because the US Navy had, in fact, shot the plane down? A huge plane, along with 227 passengers and 12 crew, cannot simply have vanished. The Worldwide Web is a-buzz with conspiracy theories. Was the disappearance of MH370 related to the downing of MH17 over the Ukraine four months later? Some have suggested that it was the same plane... Or is the loss of MH370 more akin to the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, after deranged pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately flew the plane into the side of a mountain in the Alps, killing all on board... Since the invention of radio, radar, satellite navigation and the internet, the world has become a smaller place. The answer must be out there. Or, perhaps, hidden within the pages of the secret files...
There are at least 239 stories waiting to be told at length – those of the families of 239 passengers of MH370, how their lives took a turn on March 8th 2014 when MH370 disappeared. This is the story of one person, Naren, who lost his wife, Chandrika on that flight. The probability of survivors diminished with each passing day. As the months went by, Naren remained pre-occupied, wrestling over what to believe. Some friends argued insistently against doomsday conclusions and spoke of their dreams as the basis to keep up hope. Many others, including Naren's daughter, preferred silence over predictions. The one argument against which there was no counter was: Where is the evidence? Where is the debris? Where are the passengers? Life After MH370 documents Naren's experience with loss, grief, trauma and sorrow. The struggle with 'ambiguous loss' morphs into a ceaseless search, for the scent of a cover-up, for the truth, for that explanation that satisfies and helps one move on. A loss that meant critically resizing shared dreams, reconfiguring relationships and attempting to find a purpose that anchor him in the present. There is the hint of a promise in KS Narendran's story – of existential truths about living and dying that might help anyone who comes upon this book.
Author: Diana Sorensen
Publisher: Duke University Press
Release Date: 2018-05-18
Genre: Literary Criticism
The contributors to Territories and Trajectories propose a model of cultural production and transmission based on the global diffusion, circulation, and exchange of people, things, and ideas across time and space. This model eschews a static, geographically bounded notion of cultural origins and authenticity, privileging instead a mobility of culture that shapes and is shaped by geographic spaces. Reading a diverse array of texts and objects, from Ethiopian song and ancient Chinese travel writing to Japanese literature and aerial and nautical images of the Indian Ocean, the contributors decenter national borders to examine global flows of culture and the relationship between thinking at transnational and local scales. Throughout, they make a case for methods of inquiry that encourage innovative understandings of borders, oceans, and territories and that transgress disciplinary divides. Contributors. Homi Bhabha, Jacqueline Bhabha, Lindsay Bremner, Finbarr Barry Flood, Rosario Hubert, Alina Payne, Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Shu-mei Shih, Diana Sorensen, Karen Thornber, Xiaofei Tian
The disappearance of Flight MH370 on the night of March 8 2014 remains one of the greatest mysteries in aviation, as well as a terrible tragedy with the loss of 239 people. Despite a multi-million-dollar hunt using resources from several countries and state-of-the-art exploration technology, the aircraft has still not been located. The author of this book believes that MH370 is not in the Southern Indian Ocean as most people believe but much nearer to its point of departure, in the South China Sea. This book explains in detail the reasoning behind this theory.
Author: Dean Landers
Release Date: 2017-06-17
A news junkie saves lives and property from global warming, conceiving and building the world's first Supercavitation Nuclear Research Submarine. Eye of the Hurricane 1 plunges into the eye of Hurricane Rage and solves the greatest mystery in the history of aviation, the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370. Well researched and informative, Eye of the Hurricane 1 is based on technology that is currently available or on the drawing boards. Crewed by a dream team of ocean research and technology experts, Eye 1 can travel at 127 mph underwater and dive to the deepest parts of the world's oceans. Eye of the Hurricane 1 takes The Hunt For Red October to the next level with an epic undersea ride that will have you glued to the edge of your seat. Eye of the Hurricane 1 is a fast paced adventure tale served up with humor and the greatest deep ocean romance of all time.
Author: Jay Lebow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008
Praise for Twenty-First Century Psychotherapies "Jay Lebow has done a masterful job in presenting a lucid overview of the leading theories of psychotherapy, strategies of change, and intervention techniques at the forefront of the field. This outstanding volume is a must-read for seasoned clinicians and trainees alike." —Froma Walsh, Mose & Sylvia Firestone Professor in the School of Social Service Administration, Professor of Psychiatry in the Pritzker School of Medicine, and Codirector of Center for Family Health, The University of Chicago "This book provides a well-written, up-to-date survey of the theories and practices of psychotherapy that have stood the test of time and seem to be here to stay. A great strength is the chapter authors' inclusion of the evidence for each approach, since Evidence-Based Practice truly is a hallmark of the twenty-first century. This outstanding resource will enable readers to both understand and implement therapy." —Ronald F. Levant, EdD, ABPP, Dean and Professor of Psychology, University of Akron, and 2005 President, American Psychological Association "Twenty-First Century Psychotherapies offers a remarkably comprehensive, up-to-date, and scholarly examination of the dominant approaches to therapy. Written by leading and articulate experts in each intervention model, this book draws together the most forward-thinking perspectives in individual, group, and couples/family therapy. This will be a treasured reference to novice and experienced clinicians alike, and I expect it to be a much-consulted companion to professionals for many years to come." —Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Chief Psychologist, Emory University School of Medicine at Grady Health System Twenty-First Century Psychotherapies provides thorough coverage of the methods of psychotherapy now held in the highest regard, both for the quality of the research evidence behind them and for their effectiveness with a variety of treatment populations and treatment settings.