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Tex Johnston
Jet-Age Test Pilot
Written by A. M. "Tex" Johnston


Format: eBook, 274 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $17.95

One of America's most daring and accomplished test pilots, Tex Johnston flew the first US jet airplanes and, in a career spanning the 1930s through the 1970s, helped create the jet age at such pioneering aersospace companies as Bell Aircraft and Boeing. Read more >
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National Geographic Extreme Weather Survival Guide
Understand, Prepare, Survive, Recover
Written by Thomas M. Kostigen


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $30.00

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes--weather is becoming extreme, and this book tells you how to plan ahead and prepare, respond to emergencies, and survive the worst-case scenarios. From the risks of building on changing coastlines to the safety kit you should have packed up at home, from the telltale signs of a... Read more >
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The God Machine
The God Machine
Written by James R. Chiles
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307485489
Our Price: $11.99
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The God Machine
From Boomerangs to Black Hawks: The Story of the Helicopter
Written by James R. Chiles


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $11.99


From transforming the ways of war to offering godlike views of inaccessible spots, revolutionizing rescues worldwide, and providing some of our most-watched TV moments—including the cloud of newscopters that trailed O. J. Simpson’s Bronco—the helicopter is far more capable than early inventors expected. Now James Chiles profiles the many helicoptrians who... Read more >
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Flesh and Machines
Flesh and Machines
Written by Rodney Brooks
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375421938
Our Price: $13.99
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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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Executioner's Current
Executioner's Current
Written by Richard Moran
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307425805
Our Price: $11.99
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Executioner's Current
Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair
Written by Richard Moran


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

In this amazing story of high stakes competition between two titans, Richard Moran shows how the electric chair developed not out of the desire to be more humane but through an effort by one nineteenth-century electric company to discredit the other.

In 1882, Thomas Edison ushered in the “age of electricity”... Read more >
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The Golden Age of the Great Passenger Airships
Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg
Written by Harold Dick and Douglas Robinson


Format: eBook, 226 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $39.95

Drawing on the extensive photographs, notes, diaries, reports, recorded data, and manuals he collected during his five years at the Zeppelin Company in Germany, from 1934 through 1938, Harold G. Dick tells the story of the two great passenger Zeppelins. Against the background of German secretiveness, especially during the Nazi period... Read more >
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The Closing Circle
The Closing Circle
Written by Barry Commoner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804152877
Our Price: $12.99
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The Closing Circle
Nature, Man, and Technology
Written by Barry Commoner


Format: eBook, 328 pages
On Sale: March 5, 2014
Price: $12.99

From Chapter One:

This book . . . begins with the ecosphere, the setting in which civilization has done its great—and terrible—deeds. Then it moves to a description of some of the damage we have done to the ecosphere—to the air, the water, the soil. However, by now such horror stories of... Read more >
The Young and the Digital
What the Migration to Social Network Sites, Games, and Anytime, Anywhere Media Means for Our Future
Written by S. Craig Watkins


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 1, 2009
Price: $18.00

In The Young and the Digital, S. Craig Watkins skillfully draws from more than 500 surveys and 350 in-depth interviews with young people, parents, and educators to understand how a digital lifestyle is affecting the ways youth learn, play, bond, and communicate. Timely and deeply relevant, the book covers the influence...

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Tractors
1880s to 1980s
Written by Nick Baldwin


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $9.95

Of all motor vehicles the farm tractor has proved to be among the most beneficial. It has freed hundreds of thousands of laborers and horses from backbreaking toil on the land in all weathers and it has stabilized the cost of food.

Starting with steam power in the middle of the nineteenth... Read more >
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The Toothpick
The Toothpick
Written by Henry Petroski
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307492005
Our Price: $13.99
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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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