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"After midnight, the moon set, and I was alone with the stars. I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, and I need no other flight to convince me that the reason fliers fly, whether they know it or not, is the aesthetic appeal of flying."


--Amelia Earhart (1897-1937]

"Aesthetic appeal" is an attraction to beauty, Does Earhart's description of a night flight convince you that "the lure of beauty" is why she flew? What other reasons might a pioneer like Earhart have had for taking to the skies?

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Title Annotation:What Do You Know?; Amelia Earhart
Author:Earhart, Amelia
Publication:Junior Scholastic
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 5, 2009
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