Cameron & Sons Aircraft


Aviation Medical Services of Alaska
Petra A. Illig, M.D.

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    healthy and flying safely"

   Star City, Russia
   Buran In Gorky Park

Mustang Flying
by John M. Dibbs

North American P-51

by Frederick A. Johnsen

Roaring Glory
Warbirds, Vol. 5
 Republic Thunderbolt P-47



  Scott Adams
(of Dilbert Comics)

God's Debris


This Month's Treasure!

Carl Sagen's   Baloney Detection Kit...
~ Pick up a copy for a friend! ~


The Logic of Failure  Why do trains crash when the signals are working? Why does a nuclear reactor melt down with all operators alert at their posts? Why do so many of our best laid professional and personal plans so often go awry?   Paperback!

  Dietrich Dörner, winner of Germany's highest science prize, considers why -- given all our intelligence, experience, and information -- we make mistakes, sometimes with catastrophic consequences. Surprisingly, he finds the answer not in negligence or carelessness, but in what he calls "the logic of failure": certain tendencies in out patterns of thought -- such as taking one thing at a time, cause and effect, and linear thinking-that, while appropriate in an older, simpler world, prove disastrous for the complex world we live in now.

   Dörner finds no lack of examples. Why did the Aswan Dam planners who brought the blessings of cheap electricity to Egypt not realize that they would also interrupt the annual floods that for millennia had kept the Nile Valley rich and fertile? Why do planners of Third World health programs not realize that increased life expectancy requires increased food and thereby inadvertently end up contributing to starvation? Working with intriguing computer simulations of his own invention, Dörner exposes the flaws in our thinking. His examples -- sometimes hilarious, sometimes horrifying -- and brain-teasing thought experiments teach us how to solve complex problems. Together they make The Logic of Failure a corrective tool, a guideline for intelligent planning and decision making.
-from Metropolitan Books