Ignition!: An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (Rutgers University Press Classics)

Category: Engineering
Author: Isaac Asimov
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by LeifCarrotson   2019-08-21
The book was out of print for a while, and this PDF was the only way to,read it for less than $400. But now it's back in print for $17: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0813595835/ Basically the same content, highly worth reading in either format.

He addresses the calamity that engineers don't read several times in the book - formulations are attempted a few years after someone proved it didn't work. Makes me wonder if a similar approach wouldn't be advisable in programming...

by triplesec   2019-07-12
This is probably the best book on how the professionals had fun building rockets back in the day. It's a gread read, and full of useful practical chemical engineering advice and cautionary tales. You might find PDFs, but you can also buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/Ignition-Informal-Propellants-Univers...
by busterarm   2018-09-24
Finally back in print after 40 years!