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Geography of human conflict

Geography of human conflict

The Strait of Hormuz as seen at night from the space station is a beautiful lesson in the geography of conflict. How much we learn by simply tracing the fingers of human populations as seen superimposed over the geography of Earth. From Lights of Mankind: Earth at Night From Space/ Credit: NASA-Don Pettit. Enjoy.

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Base Surge Towers Empire State Building

The underwater explosion of an atomic bomb sent a plume of water thousands of feet into the sky. When it collapsed it generated a “base surge” of steamy, radioactive mist that swallowed the ships in Bikini lagoon.

Barry Manilow and Me

The “15 Minutes” space just got very crowded. See below. But, with my elbows up and swinging, I’ll try to hold my own. Sadly, my odds are pretty long (a book versus music — long odds). But, hey! Isn’t this a wonderful world? I can post about Barry Manilow edging me out of the limelight in the same breath that I mention my own book? I mean, really. This is a wonderful world.

1. 15 Minutes by Barry Manilow (MP3 Download – Jun 13, 2011)

2. 15 Minutes by Rodney Atkins (MP3 Download – Jun 29, 2010)

3. 15 Minutes: General Curtis LeMay and the Countdown to Nuclear Annihilation by L. Douglas Keeney (Hardcover – Feb 1, 2011)

A rich-in-detail, declassified history of Strategic Air Command used in my book 15 Minutes. Lots of formerly secret info.

A rich-in-detail, declassified history of Strategic Air Command used in my book 15 Minutes. Lots of formerly secret info.

Free copies of great docs at Scribd

All of these documents that I’ve been posting are available for free at Scribd. These are terrific histoires of military aviation and operations. Thank you. Doug