Monsters the hindenburg disaster and the birth of pathological technology ed regis on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers oh the humanity radio reporter herbert morrisons words on witnessing the destruction of the hindenburg are etched in our collective memory yet. Start by marking monsters the hindenburg disaster and the birth of pathological technology as want to read be the first to ask a question about monsters lists with this book edgeorg summer reading 2015 25 books 6 voters creattle. The destruction of the airship hindenburg on may 6 1937 at lakehurst new jersey was one of the most visually shocking events of the midtwentieth century it was the first time that a large scale disaster was recorded on film then coupled to a live first person account of the unfolding drama . In monsters ed regis explores the question of how a technology now so completely invalidated and so fundamentally unsafe ever managed to reach the high risk level of development that it did through the story of the zeppelins development regis examines the perils of what he calls pathological technologies inventions whose sizeable risks . Ed regiss monsters the hindenburg disaster and the birth of pathological technology is a book that tries to do two distinct things most of the first 170 pages examine the development of the idea of lighter than air flight and specifically the german zeppelin company including a detailed overview of its founders life and his fascination with airships through to the hindenburg disaster
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