Book Report

May 11, 2009

astronautdic

Astronautical Multilingual Dictionary

A fascinating read if you’re an Italian rocket scientist presenting a paper to your colleagues in the Mexican space program (say) and you need to know the Spanish equivalents of the terms “megaparsec” or  “strap-on booster.” Others may find this book less useful. You have to already know what this stuff means because there are no definitions, just translations (English, Russian, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Czech). Published by the House of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in 1970. A Goodwill find.

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One Response to “Book Report”

  1. Jenny Says:

    Wow! I would have been compelled to buy that too … as useless as it is fascinating!!


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