- Publisher: Random House (January 2001)
- ISBN-10: 0375412212
- ISBN-13: 978-0375412219
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 586 customer reviews
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Airframe Unbound – Import, January, 2001
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Not much has seemingly changed in the latter two topics over the last 15 years, as television news continues to deliver bit or bite-sized glances at stories that have the best visual aids, and unions continue to clash with private businesses over concerns of job fairness and availability. However, I was very surprised to learn about the detail that Crichton was delivering on the airplanes themselves, and of the safety procedures that kept the designs in check. I left the book feeling much more confident about my flight than I started.
Crichton delivers all of the detail necessary to convey the importance of every small, relevant part on the aircraft, and does so without leaving the reader behind. I never had to worry about new acronyms or terms, as Crichton would blessedly explain them to me in short order. This readiness to make clear the technical, along with the fast pace and short chapters made Airframe a quick read. At the end, I felt both smarter and safer about the concept of shooting through the air in a metal frame (at least in the US), and experienced an excellent thriller about the search for truth that follows a disastrous airline incident. Recommended.