Henry Jesuadian was born 1940, Bombay (Mumbai) India. Primary education Company school, Anglo-Iranian Oil Co Iran, where father was employed. Family had connections to Indian armed forces Iran/Palestine. Fleeing Iran in 1950 during the first anti-Shah revolution, the family resettled in India by choice, despite having British passports. Continued education at Bishop Cotton Boys’ High School, Bangalore, and earned European Secondary School Certificate in 1956.Obtained some flying experience in light aircraft.
Unable to continue career in Air Force due to active parental objection. Entered civilian workforce, ultimately rising to Senior Executive level.
Married in 1963. Took Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Karnataka University, Dharwar. Gained gliding experience, including surviving near-fatal crash landing. An opportunity to settle in Australia arose. Migrated to Sydney, Australia, at end-1973, with wife and infant daughter. Son born in 1974.
Qualification not recognised, embarked on new profession in Accounting, achieving Project Accounting Management level, retiring in 2008 as Forensic Accountant. Was and is involved in many community activities, membership of BCBHS Old Boys’ Association, guest membership of IAF Sydney Group, membership of PROBUS (Professional & Businessmen’s) club including on Executive Committee, Senior Citizens’ Club, Over 55s ‘Club etc.
Hobbies include snooker, military history particularly the Indian Air Force, general reading, art (painting and drawing) and writing, and spending time with family and five grandchildren.
In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions," say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance. "The universe is both the ultimate frontier and the highest of high grounds," they write. "Shared by both space scientists and space warriors, it’s a laboratory for one and a battlefield for the other. The explorer wants to understand it; the soldier wants to dominate it. But without the right technology—which is more or less the same technology for both parties—nobody can get to it, operate in it, scrutinize it, dominate it, or use it to their advantage and someone else’s disadvantage."
Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Accessory to War is a richly researched and provocative examination of the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power that will introduce Tyson’s millions of fans to yet another dimension of how the universe has shaped our lives and our world.