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I Survived The Hindenburg Disaster 1937 I Survived 13

Author : Lauren Tarshis
ISBN : 9780545658515
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author Lauren Tarshis provides a birds-eye view of one of America's most ghastly accidents ever be captured on film, the Hindenburg Disaster of 1937.

Stem For All Ages

Author : Seán G.Dwyer
ISBN : 9781491858806
Genre : Education
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The brothers who invented the first successful aircraft were not Orville and Wilbur. They were preceded by the Montgolfier brothers 120 years earlier in a type of aircraft still in wide use today. 150 years before them, the Celebi brothers made the first survivable rocket and intercontinental flights. With the goal of providing an interesting learning experience, the book's focus is not just on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Also included is analysis of Cause & Effect and a lot of surprising history. So it is not just about HOW things work, it is also about WHY they happened that way, and the consequences. Roughly every 500 years new technology completely disrupts society, changing borders, laws, and the way people live and work. It happened again with the emergence of the Digital Age. Because aviation involves many fields of science, it is a particularly interesting way to show how STEM is a continuum of mutually supporting elements. Applications of chemistry, physics, astronomy, navigation, programming, and paradigm paralysis are presented in a hands-on understandable way.

Monsters

Author : Ed Regis
ISBN : 9780465061600
Genre : Science
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"Oh, the humanity!" Radio reporter Herbert Morrison's words on witnessing the destruction of the Hindenburg are etched in our collective memory. Yet, while the Hindenburg-like the Titanic-is a symbol of the technological hubris of a bygone era, we seem to have forgotten the lessons that can be learned from the infamous 1937 zeppelin disaster. Zeppelins were steerable balloons of highly flammable, explosive gas, but the sheer magic of seeing one of these behemoths afloat in the sky cast an irresistible spell over all those who saw them. In Monsters, Ed Regis explores the question of how a technology now so completely invalidated (and so fundamentally unsafe) ever managed to reach the high-risk level of development that it did. Through the story of the zeppelin's development, Regis examines the perils of what he calls "pathological technologies"-inventions whose sizeable risks are routinely minimized as a result of their almost mystical allure. Such foolishness is not limited to the industrial age: newer examples of pathological technologies include the US government's planned use of hydrogen bombs for large-scale geoengineering projects; the phenomenally risky, expensive, and ultimately abandoned Superconducting Super Collider; and the exotic interstellar propulsion systems proposed for DARPA's present-day 100 Year Starship project. In case after case, the romantic appeal of foolishly ambitious technologies has blinded us to their shortcomings, dangers, and costs. Both a history of technological folly and a powerful cautionary tale for future technologies and other grandiose schemes, Monsters is essential reading for experts and citizens hoping to see new technologies through clear eyes.

Germany And The Americas

Author : Thomas Adam
ISBN : 9781851096282
Genre : History
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This comprehensive encyclopedia details the close ties between the German-speaking world and the Americas, examining the extensive Germanic cultural and political legacy in the nations of the New World and the equally substantial influence of the Americas on the Germanic nations. * Individual articles cover all facets of German-American relations, complete with extensive end-of-entry references * Extensive and wide-ranging illustrations feature pictures of figures from Babe Ruth to Alexander von Humboldt

The Goodyear Story

Author : Maurice O'Reilly
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037616476
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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America S Film Legacy

Author : Daniel Eagan
ISBN : 9780826429773
Genre : Performing Arts
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Collection of the five hundred films that have been selected, to date, for preservation by the National Film Preservation Board, and are thereby listed in the National Film Registry.

The American Philatelist

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ISBN : PSU:000070849080
Genre : Stamp collecting
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Flight

Author : Penny Clarke
ISBN : 190508787X
Genre : Aeronautics
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Illustrated history of flight from the pioneer aviators to the complex computer-controlled machines of today. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

Great Britain And The East

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Information Please Almanac 1985

Author : T. Otto Johnson
ISBN : 0395366984
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