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12%OFFEd Regis - Monsters: The Hindenburg Disaster and the Birth of Pathological Technology - 9780465065943 - V9780465065943
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Monsters: The Hindenburg Disaster and the Birth of Pathological Technology

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Description for Monsters: The Hindenburg Disaster and the Birth of Pathological Technology Hardcover. Num Pages: 352 pages, B/W illustrations throughout. BIC Classification: 3JJ; KNDV; PDX; TBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 169 x 242 x 35. Weight in Grams: 582.
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 ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
Basic Books
Condition
New
Number of Pages
352
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9780465065943
SKU
V9780465065943
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-10

About Ed Regis
Ed Regis is a longtime science writer and the author of seven books, including What is Life?, The Info Mesa, and Who's Got Einstein's Office?. Most recently he was co-author, with George Church, of Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves.

Reviews for Monsters: The Hindenburg Disaster and the Birth of Pathological Technology
Regis's account of the [Hindeburg]'s final flight makes for gripping reading.
Financial Times Regis' provocative book analyses the reasons for [hydrogen airships'] popularity and introduces the concept of 'pathological technologies' to explore other, less famous ideas that never should have left the drawing board.
Physics World, Top Physics Books of 2015 Regis' tone is a lively ... Read more

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