Re: QUESTION: You're stuck on a desert island...

From: Justin Corwin (
Date: Mon Jan 08 2001 - 13:00:08 MST

i would buy it. in a shot.


>I'm going to cheat and say "Technological Civilization: A Builders
>Manual". The book doesn't exist, but I've been seriously thinking of
>writing it for about 10 years now. The intent is to provide all of the
>information needed to produce a technological base able to create some
>particular high-tech device (such as a satellite transciever or maybe an
>hydrofoil, I've never decided what) starting from the raw materials found
>on a desert island. To be done right, the book needs to have ways of
>adapting to missing raw materials, and to give the easiest/most reliable
>method of attaining the final goal.
>I've been collecting some source materials with the goal of writing the
>book, but its been hard finding the right sorts of information.
>My second book would probably be some sort of home medical guide, and the
>third would be some sort of handicrafts manual, with emphasis on making
>your own nets, fishing gear and maybe spears.
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