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Langewiesche, William

Overview
Works: 43 works in 186 publications in 8 languages and 9,352 library holdings
Genres: Travel writing  Anecdotes  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Speaker
Classifications: HV6432, 974.71044
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American ground, unbuilding the World Trade Center by William Langewiesche( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the center of the book is the team of engineers, many of them instrumental in building the towers, who now must collaborate in the sad task of disassembling them. Their responses are as dramatic and unpredictable as the shifting pile of rubble and the surrounding "slurry wall" that constantly threatens to collapse, potentially flooding a large part of underground Manhattan. They are also emotional and territorial, as firemen, police, widows, and officials attempt to claim the tragedy-and the difficult work of extracting the rubble and the thousands of dead buried there-as their own
The outlaw sea : a world of freedom, chaos, and crime by William Langewiesche( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the ocean world and the enterprises--licit and illicit--that flourish in the privacy afforded by its horizons. [The] forty-three thousand ships [that] ply the open ocean ... are the embodiment of modern global capital and the most independent objects on earth ... Here is free enterprise at its freest ... But its efficiencies are accompanied by global problems--shipwrecks and pollution, the hard lives and deaths of the crews, and the growth of ... piracy and ... stateless terrorism"--Jacket
The atomic bazaar : the rise of the nuclear poor by William Langewiesche( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Langewiesche investigates the burgeoning global threat of nuclear weapons production. This is the story of the inexorable drift of nuclear weapons technology from the hands of the rich into the hands of the poor. As more unstable and undeveloped nations find ways of acquiring the ultimate arms, the stakes of state-sponsored nuclear activity have soared to frightening heights. Even more disturbing is the likelihood of such weapons being manufactured and deployed by guerrilla non-state terrorists. Langewiesche also recounts the recent history of Abdul Qadeer Khan, the scientist at the forefront of nuclear development and trade in the Middle East who masterminded the theft and sale of centrifuge designs that helped to build Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, and who single-handedly peddled nuclear plans to North Korea, Iran, and other potentially hostile countries. He then examines in dramatic and tangible detail the chances for nuclear terrorism.--From publisher description
Fly by wire : the geese, the glide, the miracle on the Hudson by William Langewiesche( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the testing laboratories where engineers struggle to build a jet engine that can systematically resist bird attacks, through the creation of the A320 in France, to the political and social forces that have sought to minimize the impact of the revolutionary fly-by-wire technology, the author assembles the stories necessary to truly understand the "miracle" on the Hudson, and makes us question our assumptions about human beings in modern aviation.--from publisher description
American ground : unbuilding the World Trade Center by William Langewiesche( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Ground is the story of the people who responded to the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Within days, William Langewiesche made his way into the innermost recesses of the collapse. He quickly secured unique, unrestricted, around-the-clock access to the site, the rescue workers and laborers there, and the meetings of city officials, engineers, construction companies, and consultants
Cutting for sign by William Langewiesche( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the 1,951 miles of border between the United States and Mexico
The outlaw sea by William Langewiesche( Recording )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the "flags of convenience" system under which the shipping industry operates, virtually unregulated and with no allegiances, throughout the world, and discusses the social, political, and environmental costs of such practices
Fly by wire : the geese, the glide, the miracle on the Hudson by William Langewiesche( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist William Langewiesche takes listeners on a journey into the fascinating world of advanced aviation. From the testing laboratories where engineers struggle to build a jet engine that can systematically resist bird attacks through the creation of the A320 in France and the political and social forces that have sought to minimize the impact of the revolutionary fly-by-wire technology, Langewiesche assembles the untold stories necessary to truly understand the 'miracle' on the Hudson
The atomic bazaar : the rise of the nuclear poor by William Langewiesche( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his shocking and revelatory new work, celebrated journalist William Langewiesche investigates the burgeoning threat of nuclear-weapons production and the inexorable drift of nuclear-weapons technology from the hands of the rich into the hands of the poor. As more unstazble and undeveloped nations acquire the ultimate arms, the stakes of state-sponsored nuclear activity have soared to frightening heights
The outlaw sea : chaos and crime on the world's oceans by William Langewiesche( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go back to Mexico!( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of one woman's attempt illegally to immigrate from Mexico to the United States amidst the background of growing public opposition to illegal immigration, particularly in California
Fly by wire : the incredible story of the Hudson River plane crash by William Langewiesche( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The atomic bazaar : dispatches from the underground world of nuclear trafficking by William Langewiesche( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his shocking and revelatory new work, the celebrated journalist William Langewiesche investigates the burgeoning global threat of nuclear weapons production. This is the story of the inexorable drift of nuclear weapons technology from the hands of the rich into the hands of the poor. As more unstable and undeveloped nations find ways of acquiring the ultimate arms, the stakes of state-sponsored nuclear activity have soared to frightening heights. Even more disturbing is the likelihood of such weapons being manufactured and deployed by guerrilla non-state terrorists. Langewiesche also recounts the recent history of Abdul Qadeer Khan, the scientist at the forefront of nuclear development and trade in the Middle East who masterminded the theft and sale of centrifuge designs that helped to build Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, and who single-handedly peddled nuclear plans to North Korea, Iran, and other potentially hostile countries. He then examines in dramatic and tangible detail the chances for nuclear terrorism. From Hiroshima to the present day, Langewiesche describes a reality of urgent consequence to us all. This searing, provocative, and timely report is a triumph of investigative journalism, and a masterful laying out of the most critical political problem the world now faces
Cargos hors la loi : un monde de crime et de chaos by William Langewiesche( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'océan, qui couvre les trois quarts du globe, est une vaste zone d'échanges internationaux non-contrôlée. 43.000 cargos, constituant la flotte mondiale, vont et viennent, incarnations du capital mondial moderne et de la libre entreprise. Ce chaos cache une variante moderne de la piraterie et une forme maritime du terrorisme international. Un système dont dépend l'économie mondiale
Sahara unveiled : a journey across the desert by William Langewiesche( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending history, anecdote, travelogue, and reportage, the author describes his journey across the Sahara, captures life in the region, and describes the unique character, history, and religious, cultural, and social aspects of North Africa
Aloft by William Langewiesche( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than a decade after the publication of Inside the Sky, Aloft is a completely revised, expanded, and updated edition of this classic text, which is widely regarded as the most lyrical and incisive book on flying. In these essays, William Langewiesche considers how flying has altered not only how we move about the earth, but also how we view our world and our place in it. With vivid descriptions of the aesthetics and excitement of flight, he also writes of the risks that go with this beauty: the perils of air traffic control, and the dangers of nervous passengers and bad weather. Full of spare and elegant prose, Aloft is a fascinating journey into the sky. From the Trade Paperback edition
Fei xing zai yun duan by Lan ge wei xu( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fly by wire by William Langewiesche( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the testing laboratories where engineers struggle to build a jet engine that can systematically resist bird attacks, through the creation of the A320 in France, to the political and social forces that have sought to minimize the impact of the revolutionary fly-by-wire technology, the author assembles the stories necessary to truly understand the 'Miracle' on the Hudson, and makes us question our assumptions about human beings in modern aviation"--From publisher description
Raccontare la realtà by William Langewiesche( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La conduite de la guerre by William Langewiesche( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W. Languewiesche, correspondant international pour Vanity fair, montre que le conflit irakien transforme des hommes en assassins ordinaires, se livrant à des actions sordides couvertes par leur engagement à une nation. Un témoignage sur l'engrenage dans lequel sont entraînés les soldats confrontés de l'intérieur à une guerre qualifiée d'absurde par l'auteur
 
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American ground, unbuilding the World Trade Center
Alternative Names
William Langewiesche American journalist

William Langewiesche Amerikaans journalist

William Langewiesche giornalista e saggista statunitense

William Langewiesche periodista estadounidense

William Langewiesche US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Journalist

לנגוישה, וילים, 1955-

랑게비쉐, 윌리엄

Languages
English (130)

French (9)

Italian (3)

German (2)

Chinese (2)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (2)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
The outlaw sea : a world of freedom, chaos, and crimeThe atomic bazaar : the rise of the nuclear poorFly by wire : the geese, the glide, the miracle on the HudsonCutting for signThe outlaw seaFly by wire : the geese, the glide, the miracle on the HudsonThe atomic bazaar : the rise of the nuclear poorThe outlaw sea : chaos and crime on the world's oceans