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About the author:
Dr. Robert G. Williscroft served 23 years in the U.S. Navy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He commenced his service as an enlisted nuclear Submarine Sonar Technician in 1961, was selected for the Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program in 1966, and graduated from University of Washington in Marine Physics and Meteorology in 1969. He returned to nuclear submarines as the Navy’s first Poseidon Weapons Officer. Subsequently, he served as Navigator and Diving Officer on both catamaran mother vessels for the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle. Then he joined the Submarine Development Group One out of San Diego as the Officer-in-Charge of the Test Operations Group, conducting “deep-ocean surveillance and data acquisition” – which forms the basis for his Cold War novel Operation Ivy Bells.
In NOAA Dr. Williscroft directed diving operations throughout the Pacific and Atlantic. As a certified diving instructor for both the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and the Multinational Diving Educators Association (MDEA), he taught over 3,000 individuals both basic and advanced SCUBA diving. He authored four diving books, developed the first NAUI drysuit course, developed advanced curricula for mixed gas and other specialized diving modes, and developed and taught a NAUI course on the Math and Physics of Advanced Diving. He also served three shipboard years in the high Arctic conducting scientific baseline studies, and thirteen months at the geographic South Pole in charge of National Science Foundation atmospheric projects.
Dr. Williscroft has written extensively on terrorism and related subjects. He is the author of a popular book on current events published by Pelican Publishing: The Chicken Little Agenda – De-bunking Experts’ Lies, now in a second edition as an ebook. He is the author of The Starchild Series, currently Slingshot and The Starchild Compact, and <The Iapetus Federation, to be released in 2016.
Dr. Williscroft lives with his wife, Jill, whom he met upon his return from the South Pole in 1982 and finally married in 2011, and their twin boys in Centennial, Colorado.
Starman Jones: A Relativity Birthday Present
Robert G. Williscroft
The 1st book in the captivating, educational, beautifully illustrated 11-vol Starman Jones Series designed to give young readers an intuitive grasp of esoteric science. It teaches youngsters about the amazing effects of Relativity.
Starman Jones and Spacepup wish to take Baby Billy on their adventurous trips from star to star in their starship, Willywinder. But Billy is too young, so Starman Jones and Spacepup undertake a trip to the star Alpha Centauri, traveling so fast that time slows down for them on Willywinder, while time progresses normally back on Earth for Baby Billy. They return to Earth on Billy's ninth birthday, having hardly aged at all. Billy has caught up with them, and can now accompany them on future star trips. It is the best birthday present Billy has ever had: a relativity birthday present.
Dr. Frank Drake, Director of the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, and of the SETI Institute, wrote the introductions for parents and kids.
- Publication Date:
- 0982166214 / 9780982166215
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.25" x 6"
- Full Color with Bleed
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Science & Technology