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Old 04-09-2008, 02:03 PM   #16
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Aircraft System I by Jeppesen.
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:27 PM   #17
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The Icom IC-R5 portable radioscanner manual.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:44 PM   #18
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As usual for me, a big pile of books...switch to a new one when I get tired of the one I'm on.
  • The Case for Mars, Zubrin (quite a slog, though lots of vitalstatistics)
  • China's Space Program, Brian Harvey
  • Curious George, H.A. Rey
  • Dragonfly, Bryan Burrough (very interesting...about MIR and NASA during the early days of Russian / US cooperation in space. Yet surprisingly downbeat.)
Just finished a good one: To a Distant Day, by Gainor. Survey of rocket development and the driving personalities, from Tsiolkovsky to the Manned moon landing. This one's pretty new, and I had been searching for a survey on the topic rather than focused biographies of individuals such as von Braun, Korolev, Glushko, et. al.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:47 PM   #19
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Finished the Scarecrow and his servant and am now reading Science Instruction in the Middle and Seconary Schools by Chiappetta and Koballa. Yawn... :study:Oh well.. I'll get that teaching degree some day.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:45 AM   #20
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I just finished Rendezvous with Rama (very good, although the anti-climax at the end means that I won't be able to rest until I've read the rest of the series), and I'm about to start Destination: Void.

The Case for Mars is a good book, although it gets rather less grounded in reality near the end. Still, I hope we get to try it someday.
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:25 AM   #21
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 I just finished Rendezvous with Rama (very good, although the anti-climax at the end means that I won't be able to rest until I've read the rest of the series), and I'm about to start Destination: Void.

The Case for Mars is a good book, although it gets rather less grounded in reality near the end. Still, I hope we get to try it someday.
Don't do what I did: I read Rendezvous with Rama then I read the last book in the series which completely ruined my chances of reading the ones in the middle.
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:32 AM   #22
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:41 AM   #23
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The Demon Haunted World - Carl Sagan
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:40 AM   #24
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Sir Archer's (Jeffrey Archer, his lack of an ego means he dosen't write with the "Sir") newest book, A Prisoner of Birth.

An awesome book if you like the idea of time-travel is Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:37 AM   #25
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 I am currently reading Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson.
Good for you! Great book, I read it several times. I could not get trough green and blue though.

I am currently reading 'Svitjods undergång och Sveriges födelse' (the fall of Svidjod and the birth of Sweden). The birth of the nation has been subject of much controversy over the years. Partly because of the lack of written records from the time. Sweden was devided country for a looong time with european standards and did not exist at all untill the 13th century. So it is about the death of the Heretic Viking culture and the christening of Sweden, wich the authours claim went really slow and not very well at all
That certainly explains a few things about swedes i think.
Intresting stuff... if you are a swede atleast.

The last book on spaceflight was Moondust by Andrew Smith which i reccomend for anyone to read.

And I am eagerly awaiting the delivery of 2 Yuri Gagarin books i bought online. 'Road To The Stars' and 'The Gagarin Mystery'. The first is written by Gagarin himself so I think it is probably propaganda stuff and the mystery one seems to be a conspiracy theory about Gagarins death. Both should be fun to read, i hope!

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Old 04-10-2008, 12:34 PM   #26
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 The Demon Haunted World - Carl Sagan
I've been trying to get my hands on a copy of this book for weeks! Amazon just don't seem to want to stock it (officially) anymore!

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 Sir Archer's (Jeffrey Archer, his lack of an ego means he dosen't write with the "Sir") newest book, A Prisoner of Birth.
Yuk. Uncle Jeffrey.
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:34 PM   #27
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 I just finished Rendezvous with Rama (very good, although the anti-climax at the end means that I won't be able to rest until I've read the rest of the series)
If you loved Rendezvous with Rama, do not read the sequels. They ruin the magic.
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:38 PM   #28
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I am reading, Apollo the Difinitive Sorce Book and Dexter IN The Dark,
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Old 04-10-2008, 04:46 PM   #29
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Philip Roth, The Human Stain (pleasure)
C. R. Vogel, Computational Methods for Inverse Problems (work)
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:50 PM   #30
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Women, by Charles Bukowski
Although I really should be reading best before dates, because man there
was something wrong with my macaroni salad.
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