“This book is a compelling plea for earth’s inhabitants to put on their science hats and come together to make a better life for everyone.”
“a neat little introduction to Germany’s excellent, but ultimately ineffective jet fighter.”
“Less than a decade away from his infamous court-martial for insubordination, General Mitchell came up with a simple proposal to capture the imagination of the American public: a race acros
Information flows at a rapid pace. Following a plane crash, people are anxious to know the cause. Little factual information is available.
“Mark Piesing in N-4 Down explores the least remembered of this forgotten era: the story of Roald Amundsen, Umberto Nobile, and their airship adventures in the Arctic.”
“Jeff Shesol shows how to detail one intriguing tale after another while backing every word with hundreds of bits and bytes found in library archives, government documents, memoirs, and int
“Together John Fredrickson and John Andrews have put together a fascinating account of Boeing's history with special focus on the dramatic changes necessary to produce the
“Berger does a great job here of not only profiling SpaceX, but also capturing the total brinksmanship of its swashbuckling founder.”
Boeing 737: The World’s Most Controversial Commercial Jetliner is handsomely published on coated paper that allows the amazing number of Boeing 737 photographs to look their best.
“a fascinating book that resides in the space between science journalism and memoir.”
Charles Fishman’s One Giant Leap provides historical and political context to the race to send a man to the moon and back.
“a richly satisfying book, both historically and technologically, and has provided an intimate view into the lives of the people at the birth of the space age. Highly recommended . .
“In this wide-ranging story of exploration, Fetter-Vorm captures both the mystical pull of the moon and the many men and women who worked hard to understand and reach it.
“Rod Pyle writes in an accessible style that explains technically complex concepts in easy to understand language.”
A shrewd observer of our national character, the late Tom Wolfe tapped extravagant stories drawn from real life and refined them in the fires of his imagination.
What a fun book the Intergalactic Travel Bureau has brought us!
“Is there any question more fascinating than whether or not we are alone in the universe?” asks author Ben Miller in The Aliens Are Coming!.
When George Mallory was asked why he climbed Mount Everest he said, “Because it was there.” A similar kind of question was asked of Peter Diamandis, founder of the XPRIZE.