- Apr 13, 2013
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I just picked up "Chemistry for Dummies" since it's an area I never had much knowledge about.
I recently read "Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway", and thought it was excellent - written decades after Fuchida's book, the author refutes some of Fuchida's claims, with solid research to back it up. I'd highly recommend that as a follow-up read. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34658.Shattered_Sword"Midway - The Battle that doomed Japan" by Mitsuo Fuchida and Masatake Okumiya.
Translated from japanese....after watching the movie, and reading Walter Lord's book, thought I'd read something from the Japanese perspective by the pilot that led the raid on Pearl harbor and survived Midway.<snip>
Actually they DO "fall" out of orbit. Just extremely slow (at first). But yes, not as fast as an airplane.Yet another rant... An object in orbit is NOT in aerodynamic flight. If you hit it, or blow it up, the pieces pretty much stay in orbit. It does NOT fall out of orbit like an airplane crashing.
Hey...Thanks. Will definitely look into this one.I recently read "Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway", and thought it was excellent - written decades after Fuchida's book, the author refutes some of Fuchida's claims, with solid research to back it up. I'd highly recommend that as a follow-up read. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34658.Shattered_Sword
Finished 'Variable Star', on your recommendation, and enjoyed it very much. (Bits of things there from "Double Star", "Farmer in the Sky", and "The Door Into Summer", certainly others.) The library didn't have "For Us, the Living" so I had to buy it on Kindle and working on it now. I'll have to lookup more Spider Robinson too."Variable Star" is a newer novel by Spider Robinson, written (quite well) in Heinlein's style, from an old outline of RAH's. Reads very much like Heinlein.
I love the Tom Corbett stories. See if you can find a copy of 'Rip Foster', very much like TC. I think there's only one RF book and I forget the title (and actually it appeared under two different titles)(so no need to buy it twice like I did).Bought these online and they have recently arrived. Have read sections of each.
Enjoyed that one very much. Probably been about a hundred post-EMP novels since that one but it's probably the best.Just finished "One Second After" by William R. Forstchen.
Quick read that sucks you in about a small North Carolina town's reaction to the United States being hit by an EMP strike.