Jet Lag

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Isn’t it amazing that we can invent new states of being for ourselves? After all, it’s not like jet lag was a thing a hundred years ago. But is there more to it than just the curious malaise that follows a long journey?

Jet Lag goes beyond the expected, leaving behind the simple science of this curious phenomenon to explore intriguing tangents inspired by the subject. A philosophical musing on the importance of sleep, a short essay exploring our relationship with flying, and even a musing upon jet lag as not only a physical phenomenon but a spiritual one as well…. Lee manages to encompass quite a lot in less than 200 pages, delving into the consequences of modern convenience.

Although the book does come off a bit rambling, it remains an engaging look at how we approach flight, sleep, and ourselves on these strange journeys into the heavens and back down to earth. Jet Lag is no mere trivia book or brief primer on the subject; it’s one man pondering the relationship between humanity, gravity, time, and space.

Not too shabby at all.

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Author Christopher J. Lee • Christopher Schaberg, Series Editor • Ian Bogost, Series Editor
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 200 pages
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic
Publish Date 2017-Sep-07
ISBN 9781501323225
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Issue May 2018
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