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Interview: Ask Forrest Mims About Rockets, Electronics, and Engineering 120

Posted by samzenpus
from the ask-me-anything dept.
With his popular Getting Started in Electronics, and Engineer's Mini-Notebook series and a number of different electronics kits sold at Radio Shack, Forrest Mims inspired countless scientists and engineers. Even though he received no formal academic training in science, Forrest has appeared in 70 magazines and scientific journals. He has worked as a consultant for the National Geographic Society, the National Science Teachers Association, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Today, Mims works on many scientific projects including climate change research. He's agreed to answer all your questions about science and engineering. As usual, ask as many as you'd like, but please, one question per post.
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Interview: Ask Forrest Mims About Rockets, Electronics, and Engineering

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  • by camperdave (969942) on Tuesday December 17, 2013 @01:48PM (#45716251) Journal

    As is typical, you are stranded on a desert island: Which three books on the whole of technology would you bring?

    Know Your Knots - Jonas Grumby
    Coconuts, Bananas, and Pineapples, Oh My! - A Guide to Edible Plants of the Tropics - Mary Ann Summers
    Bamboo: 1001 Uses and Counting - Dr. Roy Hinkley

If I'd known computer science was going to be like this, I'd never have given up being a rock 'n' roll star. -- G. Hirst