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Flesh and Machines
Flesh and Machines
Written by Rodney Brooks
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375421938
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Flesh and Machines
How Robots Will Change Us
Written by Rodney Brooks


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $13.99

Are we really on the brink of having robots to mop our floors, do our dishes, mow our lawns, and clean our windows? And are researchers that close to creating robots that can think, feel, repair themselves, and even reproduce?

Rodney A. Brooks, director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory believes... Read more >
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Small Things Considered
Small Things Considered
Written by Henry Petroski
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307427809
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Small Things Considered
Why There Is No Perfect Design
Written by Henry Petroski


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $14.99

Why has the durable paper shopping bag been largely replaced by its flimsy plastic counterpart? What circuitous chain of improvements led to such innovations as the automobile cup holder and the swiveling vegetable peeler? With the same relentless curiosity and lucid, witty prose he brought to his earlier books, Henry Petroski... Read more >
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The Toothpick
The Toothpick
Written by Henry Petroski
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307492005
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The Toothpick
Technology and Culture
Written by Henry Petroski


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $13.99

A celebration culture and technology, as seen through the history of the humble yet ubiquitous toothpick, from the best-selling author of The Pencil.

From ancient Rome, where emperor Nero made his entrance into a banquet hall with a silver toothpick in his mouth, to nineteenth-century Boston, where Charles Forster, the father of... Read more >
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AMERICA BY DESIGN
AMERICA BY DESIGN
Written by David F Noble
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307828491
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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 >
Our Own Devices
Our Own Devices
Written by Edward Tenner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307489227
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Our Own Devices
How Technology Remakes Humanity
Written by Edward Tenner


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 26, 2009
Price: $14.99

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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Amusement Park Rides

Written by Martin Easdown


Format: eBook, 56 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $9.95

A ride on a thrill rollercoaster is the highlight of any visit to an amusement or theme park. Today's rides are at the cutting edge of technology and engineering, but they are but the latest of a long line of rides with humble roots in Russian ice slides and wooden sleigh... Read more >
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Understanding Me
Understanding Me
Written by Herbert Marshall Mcluhan, Edited by Stephanie Mcluhan and David Staines, Introduction by Tom Wolfe
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551994161
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Understanding Me
Lectures and Interviews
Written by Herbert Marshall Mcluhan
Edited by Stephanie Mcluhan and David Staines
Introduction by Tom Wolfe


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 25, 2010
Price: $17.99

Unbuttoned McLuhan! An intimate exploration of Marshall McLuhan’s ideas in his own words

In the last twenty years of his life, Marshall McLuhan published – often in collaboration with others – a series of books that established his reputation as the pre-eminent seer of the modern age. It was McLuhan who made... Read more >
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Ready, Set, Green
Ready, Set, Green
Written by Graham Hill and Meaghan O'Neill
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345507853
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Ready, Set, Green
Eight Weeks to Modern Eco-Living
Written by Graham Hill and Meaghan O'Neill


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 20, 2008
Price: $13.99

The time to save the planet is now.

Ready? Set? Green! Living green means reversing climate change, but it also means protecting your kids and pets, improving your own health, and saving money. And it doesn’t necessarily demand a radical overhaul of your life–just some simple adjustments, such as switching to... Read more >
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Green Town USA
The Handbook for America's Sustainable Future
Written by Thomas J. Fox
Contribution by Andrew Flach
Foreword by Alex Wilson
Introduction by Daniel Wallach


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $4.99

"There was never a town with a truer name, though it didn't really discover it till tragedy created an opportunity that residents seized with head and heart!"
— Bill McKibben, author Oil and Honey:The Education of an Unlikely Activist

Hope for a greener America . . . from the extraordinary community that... Read more >
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Lament for an Ocean
Lament for an Ocean
Written by Michael Harris
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551994765
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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 >
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