About the Author
The late Walter Hesse began his adult life as an officer in the Merchant Marines and ran the WWII gauntlet from New York to Murmansk. He later served as a US Naval Officer in the Southwest Pacific. A professor at California Polytechnic State University, Pamona, there are numerous science textbooks to his credit in the fields of Geology, Astronomy and Space Science. D. M. Ulmer is a 1954 graduate of the US Naval Academy, retired in the grade of Captain. He's a licensed aircraft pilot, a history buff and writes for a variety of periodicals. He lives with his wife Carol on Lake Sammamish at Redmond, WA where he indulges his passion for sailing.