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Best Travel Books of 2015
Looking for some book recommendations for 2016? As you begin planning you travels for the New Year, don't miss the top ten travel books of 2015. Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye. When her American father passes away, Marie Mutsuki Mockett seeks consolation in her mother's home country of Japan. Her relatives own a Buddhist temple near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and after the 2011 tsunami, radiation levels prohibit the burial of her grandfather.
An Interview with Mark Vanhoenacker
In the tradition of the great literary pilots like Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Mark Vanhoenacker provides a meditation on modern-day flight with his new book Skyfaring, A Journey with a Pilot. A commercial airline pilot, he speaks from the cockpit to the questions of the everyday traveler. His thoughtful reflections on everything from jet lag to place names on flight charts renew the mystery and adventure of flight in an age in which air travel has become commonplace transportation.
  Longitude. We’ll start by asking the question you always get: How did your interest in flight begin? Vanhoenacker.
Skyfaring
In the tradition of the great literary pilots like Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Beryl Markham, Mark Vanhoenacker's new book Skyfaring provides a meditation on modern-day flight. A commercial airline pilot, Vanhoenacker speaks from the cockpit to the questions of the everyday traveler. What was his first flight experience like? How does he manage the jet lag? Has he ever seen anything “up there” he can’t explain? Vanhoenacker explains a lot, from the working life of a commercial flight crew to the physics of flight.