Some of you have tuned into my website to find out how I can travel "faster than a speeding bullet" sitting in an ordinary chair. The answer follows, but I hope you will also go on to see my books described below. The science fiction books are entertaining stories based on real physics and technology. You will also find a historical novel that is based on my first-hand observations of dangerous work on high-voltage power lines in the 1930's.. Linemen who have read the book say they have experienced narrow escapes similar to those in the story. The book of short, humorous, true anecdotes has been described as hilarious by readers.
The answer to your question is: a speeding bullet travels at about 1,000 ft/sec. That's 682 miles/hour. The earth is travelling at about 66,000 miles per hour in order to make it around the sun in one year. Therefore, when I sit in any chair, I am travelling faster than a speeding bullet. (Of course, that also happens when I'm in any other position.) Even if the earth weren't plummeting around the sun at that speed, I would still be travelling "faster that a speeding bullet" since the earth's diameter is about 8000 miles, giving it a circumference of about 25,000 miles. It makes one revolution in 24 hours. So we are travelling around the earth's center at more than 1000 miles per hour. Of course, you probably knew all of this.
Four of Donald R. Green's books are summarized below, and then fully described along with red navigation buttons for accesing a free "Look Inside" feature on the Amazon page dedicated to each book.
The Future: Century 23 and Micro Giant are realistic, entertaining science fiction adventures. The setting for The Future: Century 23 , is in the pacific northwest Unites States in the year 2231. Micro Giant involves a caatastrophic event at the Hanford Atomic Reservation near Richland Washington.
Although they are gripping adventure stories, they are largely based on real science. For example, The Future: Century 23, story contains an easy method for building working home-made 12- to 50-ft. diameter solar furnace mirrors to focus intense solar heat on a small area and produce power at high temperatures .
Laughs and Gaffes is a hilarious book of humor.
Living on Lightning is a historical novel about the life and narrow escapes of a power lineman during the Great Depression in the 1930's. Electrical linemen during the Great Depression worked at great peril. The lineman main character in Living on Lightning had many adventures and narrow escapes, even after he became a sub-station operator and electrician. Although safety has improved, linemen today face some of the same dangers. The setting for LIVING ON LIGHTNING, spans Philomath, Oregon; Spokane, Washington; Kellog, Idaho; Portland, Oregon; and Springfield, Oregon.
Don Green's first three books have been rated four and five stars out of five maximum by readers. No comments have yet been received for his later books. (See more complete descriptions below.)
Don Green is a well known author located in Woodinville, Washington. He graduated with degrees in physics from the University of Oregon and the University of Idaho, has four patents, and has been honored with multiple awards for his accomplishments in engineering and physics. He also completed classes in creative writing, and extensively researched his subjects to provide readers with the best possible information and entertainment value. In addition, he presents all of his books to test audiences in writers groups and workshop prior to publication for critiques to ensure the realism, suspense, entertainment value, and humor.
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