|George Bibel publishes book|
George Bibel (mechanical engineering) recently published a book, "Beyond the Black Box: The Forensics of Airplane Crashes" (Johns Hopkins University Press). The book attempts to teach popular science through accident and crash stories. In related activity, a guest column "Listen Up and Fly Right" appeared in the New York Times on Jan. 26, 2008 and was reprinted in the International Herald Tribune, the China Daily, on numerous flight attendant union's web pages and other newspapers. The book was favorably reviewed in the New Scientist and several other publications. A book signing occurred at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum Feb. 16 and 17. Professor Bibel was recently interviewed about his book by Neal Conan on National Public Radio Talk of the Nation, on NPR KPCC Los Angeles, WPHT Philadelphia; the Grand Forks Herald and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A forthcoming feature article in the British Royal Air Force News is in the works.