Archive for Author 'Bill Ingalls', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by W H J Riedel
In 1939 the author became Chief Designer at the V-2 rocket development center. Prior to that, he helped early German rocket designer Max Valier develop a series of CO2 and liquid oxygen-alcohol rocket engines and rocket-driven cars to promote Heylandt products.
by Matti Friedman
A 10th-century sacred text survives a thousand years—only to be partially stolen during or after being moved from its hiding place in a Syrian synagogue to the newly founded state of Israel.
by Stephen Budiansky
Shakespearean personalities intertwine with Faustian bargains to achieve turf-guarding victories between the various US intelligence agencies, creating a bureaucratic environment where control of the secret becomes more important than the secret itself.
by Lukas Feireiss
The book is small enough to slip into your coat pocket but deals with big ideas about our celestial neighbor and also life and the meaning thereof right here on terra firma. From the ancients to modern pop culture, everyone has something to say about the Moon.
by Carol Jean Lambert
Not, not Henry Ford but the author’s great-grandfather, in 1891. Didn’t know that? Well, this book is well intended, and colorful, but a bit light on the sort of data that engineering folk would crave.
by Clifford W. Zink
Worth millions today, these high-performance cars were built by the heir to a bridge-building dynasty who died tragically on the Titanic. But wait, there’s more, a lot more. And it’s all here in the first complete history of the Mercer automobile.
by John Dorschner & Roberto Fabricio
Why steer you towards a 35-year-old book? Because Cuba is moving into our consciousness again and this book was then and still is an essential guide to understanding the US–Cuba situation. Also, the same traits that brought Castro to the fore are surely the reason he stayed in power for so long.
Edited by Bruce Sterling
A science fiction story collection published every year by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Their objective is to bring new technologies to the public’s attention through the popular medium of science fiction.
by Stuart Lowe & Chris North
Space. You know it’s out there, but sizes, distances, temporal relationships are impossibly hard to visualize. Not anymore.
by Martin Ford
You may want to rethink your New Year’s resolutions—because The Robots are coming! No kidding. For real. Ford has worked years in this field, so don’t shrug this off.
by Charles Connor with Ziv Biton
When the now 80-year-old Connor joined The Upsetters (aka Little Richard’s band) he was only 18. The band didn’t have a bass player so he had to drum extra hard—enabling him to “upset” many a musical convention with innovative rhythm work.
by Lacey & Sodomka
Have you heard the one about a mouse, a frog, and a bird building a car? Not a joke, this charming book for inquisitive young minds explains how a car works—and how you can’t, really, build one on your own.