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1. Most of Saint-Exupery's flying was done between the two world wars, 19181937. What events during this twentyyear period helped to foster his interest in flying? What economic reasons spurred the fairly rapid development of aviation at this time?

2. In what ways might the original French title, Terre des Hommes, be a more accurate (from a philosophical viewpoint) indication of the thrust of this book? Why do you think the author, who was given a choice of a number of English titles, selected Wind, Sand and Stars over other possibilities, including a literal translation ("Man's Earth")?

3. All standard editions of the book contain a map showing the various routes along which Saint-Exupery flew.

Explain the vital importance for pilots, in the days before the invention of radar, to have a clear grasp of geography.

Describe some of the topographical features with which...

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