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Our Own Devices
Our Own Devices
Written by Edward Tenner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307489227
Our Price: $13.99
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Our Own Devices
How Technology Remakes Humanity
Written by Edward Tenner


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 26, 2009
Price: $13.99

This delightful and instructive history of invention shows why National Public Radio dubbed Tenner “the philosopher of everyday technology.” Looking at how our inventions have impacted our world in ways we never intended or imagined, he shows that the things we create have a tendency to bounce back and change us.

The... Read more >
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AMERICA BY DESIGN
AMERICA BY DESIGN
Written by David F Noble
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307828491
Our Price: $18.99
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AMERICA BY DESIGN

Written by David F Noble


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: January 23, 2013
Price: $18.99

Hailed a “significant contribution” by The New York Times, David Noble’s book America by Design describes the factors that have shaped the history of scientific technology in the United States. Since the beginning, technology and industry have been undeniably intertwined, and Noble demonstrates how corporate capitalism has not only become the... Read more >
Magnificent Failure
Free Fall from the Edge of Space
Written by Craig Ryan


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $29.95

Locked in a desperate Cold War race against the Soviets to find out if humans could survive in space and live through a free fall from space vehicles, the Pentagon gave civilian adventurer Nick Piantanida’s Project Strato-Jump little notice until May Day, 1966. Operating in the shadows of well-funded, high-visibility Air... Read more >
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The Pencil
The Pencil
Written by Henry Petroski
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307772435
Our Price: $17.99
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The Pencil
A History of Design and Circumstance
Written by Henry Petroski


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $17.99

Henry Petroski traces the origins of the pencil back to ancient Greece and Rome, writes factually and charmingly about its development over the centuries and around the world, and shows what the pencil can teach us about engineering and technology today.


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The Erotic Engine
The Erotic Engine
Written by Patchen Barss
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307375995
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The Erotic Engine
How Pornography has Powered Mass Communication, from Gutenberg to Google
Written by Patchen Barss


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $13.99

Pornography: The force for change that has been written out of the history of world culture.

From cave painting to photography to the internet, pornography has always been at the cutting edge in adopting and exploiting new developments in mass communication. And in so doing, it has helped to promote and propel... Read more >
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Rethinking Cold War Culture

Written by Peter J. Kuznick and James Gilbert


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $29.95

This anthology of essays questions many widespread assumptions about the culture of postwar America. Illuminating the origins and development of the many threads that constituted American culture during the Cold War, the contributors challenge the existence of a monolithic culture during the 1950s and thereafter. They demonstrate instead that there was... Read more >
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Remaking the World
Remaking the World
Written by Henry Petroski
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307773203
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Remaking the World
Adventures in Engineering
Written by Henry Petroski


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: January 5, 2011
Price: $15.99

This collection of informative and pleasurable essays by Henry Petroski elucidates the role of engineers in shaping our environment in countless ways, big and small.

In Remaking the World Petroski gravitates this time, perhaps, toward the big: the English Channel tunnel, the Panama Canal, Hoover Dam, the QE2, and the Petronas Twin... Read more >
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Lament for an Ocean
Lament for an Ocean
Written by Michael Harris
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551994765
Our Price: $10.99
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Lament for an Ocean
The Collapse of the Atlantic Cod Fishery
Written by Michael Harris


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $10.99

The northern cod have been almost wiped out. Once the most plentiful fish on the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland, the cod is now on the brink of extinction, and tens of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada have been left without work by a 1992 moratorium on fishing... Read more >
The Mystery of Flight 427
Inside a Crash Investigation
Written by Bill Adair


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $16.95

The immediate human toll of the 1994 Flight 427 disaster was staggering: all 132 people aboard died on a Pennsylvania hillside. The subsequent investigation was a maze of politics, bizarre theories, and shrouded answers. Bill Adair, an award-winning journalist, was granted special access to the five-year inquiry by the National Transportation... Read more >
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Space Shuttle 1981-2011
Stories from 30 Years of Exploration
Edited by Air & Space Magazine
Contribution by Sally Ride, Greg Freiherr and T.A. Heppenheimer


Format: eBook, 102 pages
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $9.95

Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a lavishly illustrated special edition celebrating the space shuttle era. In thirty years of operation, space shuttles were used in 135 different missions; this volume presents the adventure stories of many of these missions in the astronauts’ own words. Additional contributions by space exploration writers cover the... Read more >
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