Comments for Air Disaster Volume 1
Air Disaster Volume 1: 11/11/06
There are many ways to test a new invention or a modification but sometimes things are missed or not even thought of until something fails. In the case of airplanes, a failure often times results in loss of life. Air Disaster Volume 1 follows the lessons learned from various jet airplane crashes. The stories aren't overly technical but their presentation in the form of an oversized book and three column layout with a tiny font makes for difficult reading. I also found the presentation of the stories rather dry and in the process noticed a number of typographical errors.
The best and most informative part of Air Disaster is how it is illustrated. Each chapter has many charts, diagrams and photographs from the crash being discussed. There are at least three volumes in this this series but I'm not inspired enough to read further.
A Day of Books:
A BookCrossing acquaintance, Whytraven, put a call out last night via her livejournal for BookCrossers to take her books. She's being forced to move and can't take the books. Since she lives just forty minutes away, I volunteered to take a couple of boxes of her books. The plan is to get the registered and compile a list of BCIDs for her so she can track where her books go. Books that duplicate my set I will release immediately either via the monthly meetings in Dublin (California) or via the BookRelay site. Books that look interesting to read (and there seem to be many) I will try to read and review before I release them through the usual channels.
Before going though I had to clean out my car's trunk. Goodness how things has accumulated in there. I pulled the newspaper recycling bin right up to my car and chucked loads and loads of old newspapers. Then I filled two bags with stuff. One bag was trash (how did all this trash get in there?) and one bag was stuff that needs to be sorted and taken inside to be put away.