Losing his eyesight at age 3 in a freak explosion didn’t stop Mike May from becoming a speed-skiing world-record holder, entrepreneur of a portable GPS system for the blind, and loving family man. When he learned of a risky new transplant procedure that might let him see, he hesitated; he was superb at using echolocation and spatial memory to get around. In propulsive prose, Robert Kurson follows May as he undergoes the operations, including the ”whoosh” of light when the bandages come off and he must adapt to the idiosyncrasies of his new sense. A gripping adventure story, Crashing Through explores the rewards of risk as well as the nature of vision. A-
Crashing ThroughLosing his eyesight at age 3 in a freak explosion didn't stop Mike May from becoming a speed-skiing world-record holder, entrepreneur of a portable GPS...Crashing ThroughNonfiction, Science and TechnologyRobert KursonLosing his eyesight at age 3 in a freak explosion didn't stop Mike May from becoming a speed-skiing world-record holder, entrepreneur of a portable GPS...2007-05-18Random House
Genre: Nonfiction, Science and Technology; Author: Robert Kurson; Publisher: Random House
Posted January 17 2015 — 9:14 AM EST
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