8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
James R. Chiles, Author
James R. Chiles has been writing about science and history since 1979, and lecturing since 2001. HarperCollins published his first book, "Inviting Disaster: Lessons from the Edge of Technology". Bantam Dell published his second book, "The God Machine, a social history of helicopters".
Chiles was the featured commentator for a four-part History Channel television series based on his book, and also appeared in History's Life After People and National Geographic Channel's Seconds from Disaster series. He has been interviewed on National Public Radio, CBS-TV, Coast to Coast AM, and Voice of America. Chiles blogs at
View James Chiles' presentation from the Congress.