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The Resource Airspaces, (electronic resource)

Airspaces, (electronic resource)

Label
Airspaces
Title
Airspaces
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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Cataloging source
BIP US
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Pascoe, David
Dewey number
629.1/36
Intended audience
Scholarly & Professional
Intended audience source
Reaktion Books, Limited
Series statement
Topographics Ser.
Summary expansion
  • As mass air transport shrinks the world and requires airport complexes large enough to be regarded as self-contained cities, this book argues that airspace - that transitional area stretching from terminal to terminal, across time zones or between the check-in desk and the baggage carousel - must be regarded as a discrete destination on any map of our age. At the hub of this exclusive enclave, which rises from the runway to an altitude of several thousand feet and which calmly accommodates the dangers of take-off and landing procedures, lies the airport - the concrete manifestation of airspace. The airport is a locale of anxiety and chance where, in order to expedite air traffic, authority is absolute, time is relative and liberties are always taken. David Pascoe's wide-ranging book blends personal observation with detailed discussions of social history, air accidents, landscape, architecture, politics, aesthetics, literature and film to provide a striking account of the airport as a unique space and singular form of modernity, a place fundamental to any accurate sense of what we are now, and where we are going. "eclectic and intelligent ... a thought-provoking analysis"-- Financial Times "the scope of Mr Pascoe's rumination is impressive"-- The Economist
  • As mass air transport shrinks the world and requires airport complexes large enough to be regarded as self-contained cities, this book argues that airspace - that transitional area stretching from terminal to terminal, across time zones or between the check-in desk and the baggage carousel - must be regarded as a discrete destination on any map of our age. At the hub of this exclusive enclave, which rises from the runway to an altitude of several thousand feet and which calmly accommodates the dangers of take-off and landing procedures, lies the airport - the concrete manifestation of airspace. The airport is a locale of anxiety and chance where, in order to expedite air traffic, authority is absolute, time is relative and liberties are always taken. David Pascoe's wide-ranging book blends personal observation with detailed discussions of social history, air accidents, landscape, architecture, politics, aesthetics, literature and film to provide a striking account of the airport as a unique space and singular form of modernity, a place fundamental to any accurate sense of what we are now, and where we are going."eclectic and intelligent ... a thought-provoking analysis"-- Financial Times "the scope of Mr Pascoe's rumination is impressive"-- The Economist
Label
Airspaces, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000334506
Dimensions
09.000 x 06.000 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
304 pages
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND
Isbn
9781861890900
Other control number
9781861890900
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000334506
Label
Airspaces, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000334506
Dimensions
09.000 x 06.000 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
304 pages
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND
Isbn
9781861890900
Other control number
9781861890900
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000334506

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