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How to Land an A330 Airbus

ISBN: 9781402269554

By: James May

Published: 05/01/2012

Available Formats

Paperback


$14.99

Description

"His tongue-in-cheek technical explanations here will have you howling with laughter ..."-Daily Telegraph

After being given yet another pointless "man manual" that told him fifty ways to tie a bow tie in under thirty seconds, James May, star of the international TV phenomenon Top Gear, was certain guys needed a different kind of book. This book, in fact.

He reckons there are nine vital things that a true man should be able to do. Not stuff you can download from the Internet, but really important things, like:

HOW TO LAND AN A330 AIRBUS IN AN EMERGENCY*
HOW TO PREPARE AND EAT YOUR BEST FRIEND
HOW TO DRIVE THE PEPPERCORN CLASS A 1 4-6-2 PACIFIC LOCOMOTIVE TORNADO
HOW TO DELIVER TWINS
HOW TO DEFUSE AN UNEXPLODED WORLD WAR II BOMB

The chances that you will ever meet with the circumstances outlined here are, frankly, very remote. But you're still better off knowing this stuff than not knowing it. Life is a lottery, and maybe, just maybe, it could be you who can do this stuff. But only if you've read this book.

*Authors Note: This guide has been prepared for use in an absolute dire, buttock-clenching emergancy. None of the advice inside has been sanctioned by Airbus, any of its associates, or anyone else really. Do not attempt to fly the A330 Airbus on a recreational basis, or use one for joyriding. The A330 is not a toy.

About the Author

James May

James May is a writer, broadcaster and co-host of Top Gear on BBC2. He writes a weekly column in the Daily Telegraph and has presented series for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Sky.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Chapter 1: How to Land an A330 Airbus in an Emergancy

Chapter 2: How to Escape from Butlins

Chapter 3: How to Fight a Duel

Chapter 4: How to Deliver Twins

Chapter 5: How to Dirve the Peppercorn Class A1 4-6-2 Pacific Locomotive Tornado

Chapter 6: How to Invade and Occupy the Isle of Wight

Chapter 7: How to Prepare and Eat Your Best Mate

Chapter 8: How to Defuse an Unexploded World War II German Bom

Chapter 9: How to Play the First Movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, Opus 27, No. 2 Quasi Una Fantasia (the "Moonlight") with No Previous Experience

Acknowledgements

About the Author

Index

Excerpt

Introduction

Yes, there have been plenty of other books about so-called man skills, but they've all been a bit too bow-tie and light-a-barbecue for my liking.

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 9 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 12.96 oz
Page Count: 256 pages

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