Re-reading this fascinating insightful book that my father and I both read together/at the same time two years ago.
Just picked this one up - I find some of Schoenberg’s music challenging, yet satisfying. Hope to learn more about him
Added to the “list”
I got it from Kindle. He has a really good way of explaining unexplainable things to non math dummies like me. I like to watch his interviews for the same reasons. He also has an interesting life story growing up in NYC (if I remember correctly ).
I may have posted before but I have finally started this
Old technology can be a lot more interesting than new solid state tech.
I read a lot of stuff about war and post war radio tech as a teen, from an interest in radio, not military history as such, and of course some of the gear was still available as surplus for years afterwards too.
Oh that looks really interesting. I’d be really entertained if someone did a book about the over-use of the terms for those technologies into products that had nothing to do with them. E.g., “Radar Range”
So far it is brilliant, and an entertaining prose style that doesn’t hang about
Thanks for the tip
Oppenheimer is of course hot at the moment thanks to the film (and all the discourse around Florence Pugh), so to counter that I’ve downloaded the 1980 bbc biopic of Opp to watch instead
A fine biopic, and Tuxedo Park is highly recommended, Brit’s develop radar and all that entails.
Two very readable books on “touchy” subjects I finished while laid up from knee surgery that have completely re-arranged my thinking in a significant way. (Always the sign of a good analysis)…
The titles imply a political bias but, take my word for it, they are both level-headed and impeccably researched. Both best-sellers and on Amazon recommended list.
I second the Peter Zeihan book. I should finish that up this evening.
He’s got a daily YouTube channel with short, topical discussions of what’s going on in the world. But as he says, he’s not the guy who leads a string of unicorns into a room.
I was going to mention the you tube channel. Most enjoyable. For a good number of these short lectures he’s hiking up a high-altitude Colorado trail while holding a selfie stick. Props !
IMHO, Koonin’s book is every bit as engaging.
Your example of Radar Range may not be the best choice.
I found this on the Internet and therefore as we all know it must be true.
Radar technology is considered an active remote sensing system because it actively sends a microwave pulse and senses the energy reflected back .
I guess the first microwaves were derived from radar? At any rate, there are some awful (but funny) movies from the 40s and 50s where cops chasing robbers talk rubbish about radars - I love it.