Arthur F. Menton has had a long and distinguished career as engineer, writer, executive, and university professor. He has applied his scientific and business background to many of the major concerns confronting contemporary society: foreign and military policy, transportation, urban and regional planning, resource analysis and allocation, and ecological strategies. Prof. Menton has been in the management of several corporations and has been involved in as many entrepreneurial activities. He received a Bachelor's and Master's in Mechanical Engineering from City College of New York. After a few years of research in Physics at Columbia University, he pursued further graduate study at the University of Pennsylvania and then studied for a Ph.D. in Management Science at New York University. He has taught at Cooper Union, the State University of New York, Polytechnic Institute, and C.W. Post College of Long Island University. His career has been marked by major engineering contributions in the fields of aerospace, ultra-high vacuum, and infrared technology. Through it all, he has published and lectured extensively. His insightful essays have won him awards for writing and editing and have been praised for their originality, penetrating wit, and candid style. He ranks THE BOOK OF DESTINY as one of his greatest accomplishments.