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user-inactivated  ·  2448 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This Used to Be The Future: NASA Ames at Moffett

There is a really good book about the space race, just called Space by James A Michener. You get to know research sites like this, and insight into fictionalized stories, of how scientist solved problems.

Michener is one of my favorites, I am close to reading all of his books. This one is appropriate for high schoolers. It goes into what it takes to be a successful adult, and gets them interested in the science. Though, t is pretty long like the rest of his books.





demure  ·  2448 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I actually got through most of that book. Never finished it though. Will have to pick it up again some day.

Michener books are just sooooo long...and I have a lot of other things left on my Goodreads to-read list.

user-inactivated  ·  2448 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Some like Hawaii and Alaska, are great for an escape from reality, waiting at a hospital or airport.

Caribbean is just brutal, and no one has a happy ending. Indians, Pirates, and Rastas were cool though.

My favorite is The Source, about Isreal. It was really hopeful, but was written before the 7 days war.

Edward Rutherford is unnecessarily perverted, at times.