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  • Ignition!

  • An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants
  • By: John Drury Clark, Isaac Asimov - foreward
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Ignition! is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety. John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise that eventually took men to the moon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For chemists not wide audience

  • By florekfilip on 27-01-19

For chemists not wide audience

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Reviewed: 27-01-19

Overall performance, language excellent. The book is more for people who understand chemistry at the semi-pro level. I expected more insights and stories about use of the propellent.