Flying is a safe way to travel. Statistically, every car journey you make puts you at far higher risk. Yet every so often the news of an air crash shakes the world. This is an examination of the causes behind some of flying's tragic disasters. In "Black Box", Nicolas Faith attempts to make sense of air disasters, examining their causes, from design to maintenance, to difficult weather and human error. Even modern safety systems have caused their problems and put added pressure on pilots. Even as air-crash investigators' methods become more sophisticated and problems are solved, there still remain some mysteries. This book starts where previous investigations left off, to provide insight into apparently baffling tragedies.
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Nicholas Faith is a well-known journalist and author of the previous books in this series, the best-selling Black Box, Crash, Mayday and Blaze, in addition to the Channel 4 books Classic Trucks, Classic Ships and Classic Trains. In 1992 his book The World the Railways Made was turned into a major BBC television series, Locomotion. As a journalist his previous posts include Industrial Editor at The Sunday Times and Assistant Editor of The Economist. He lives in North London.
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Book Description Channel 4 Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 752261452