Flying offers the opportunity to disconnect from the internetunless you pay for itand turn your mind off from the constant barrage of phone notifications.Why not spend that time getting smarter on a topic you've always wanted to learn more about.With that in mind, Business Insiderfound seven smart books you canfinish over the course of a single plane ride. They are short, visually stimulating, or both. For this list we selected an array of lengths, from a 64-page book that's perfect for your hour-long flight,to a 320-page book that would fit the bill if you fly coast-to-coast.Below we've listed them in order of length, from shortest to longest.So grab one, or a few, for your next flight, and get smarter by the time you've deplaned.SEE ALSO:The most exciting city in every state ' and the most boring one you can probably skip'Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words' by Randall Munroe'Thing Explainer' is intentionally short and simple to understand. The 64-page book uses drawings and the 1,000 most common words to give readers simple explanations fordifferent complicated subjects.Buy it here'We should all be feminists' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie MacArthur Genius Grantwinner Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie expanded on a popular TED talk by the same name to write her 64-page book. She provides a modern-day definition of feminism, and exploresthe sexual politics at work in society today.Buy it here'The War of Independence' by John FiskeOriginally published in 1890, this 115-page book provides a historical perspective on the American Revolution 100 years following the war, rather than today's more than 230 years. It was written by a historian and scholar who graduated from Harvard Law School.Buy it hereSee the rest of the story at Business Insider Click here to read full news..