Aereality: Essays on the World from Above

Aereality: Essays on the World from Above

William L. Fox

Language: English

Pages: 350


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


PART 1: Out West
1 Targeting
2 Earthworks
3 The Pit . . .
4 . . . and the Stack
5 The Horizontal City
6 The Angels of Mulholland Drive
7 Surveillance


PART 2: Back East
8 Time Flies By
9 The 9/11 Trail
10 The Vertical City
11 Ground Truth


PART 3: Down Under
12 Mount Kosciuszko: 2,228 Meters (7,310 Feet)
13 Pennyroyal
14 Lake Eyre: 49 Feet Below Sea Level
15 Lake Eyre: 4,500 Feet Above Sea Level
16 Alice Springs
17 Over Canberra . . . and Los Angeles

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