The Aftermath: a Novel of Survival. (Books: a selection of new and notable books of scientific interest).Florman, best known for his popularizations of the engineering profession in books such as The Existential ex·is·ten·tial
1. Of, relating to, or dealing with existence.
2. Based on experience; empirical.
3. Of or as conceived by existentialism or existentialists: Pleasures of Engineering, now puts his subjects in a fictional setting to explain how engineers could save the world. In 2009, a comet strikes Earth and wipes out virtually everything on the planet. In a heavily damaged but survivable sur·viv·a·ble
1. Capable of surviving: survivable organisms in a hostile environment.
2. That can be survived: a survivable, but very serious, illness. zone on and near the coast of southeast Africa and Madagascar, there is a cruise ship with 600 leading engineers aboard. These engineers and their families join 25,000 other survivors on shore to begin rebuilding. Although they have been cast back to the Stone Age physically, they are equipped with 21st-century expertise and the natural resources to begin again and establish a new hub for the industrialized in·dus·tri·al·ize
v. in·dus·tri·al·ized, in·dus·tri·al·iz·ing, in·dus·tri·al·iz·es
1. To develop industry in (a country or society, for example).
2. world. Florman's adventure follows this group as its members draw up a scientifically sound blueprint for surviving Armageddon, and depicts engineers as heroes. Thomas Dunne Thomas Dunne (10 March 1926 – 3 August 1990) was an Irish Fine Gael Party politician. and TD for Tipperary North from 1961–1977.
He was an unsuccessful candidate at the 1957 general election, but at the 1961 election he defeated the Fianna Fáil TD Mary Ryan, and , 2001, 323 p., hardcover, $24.95.