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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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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 >
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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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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Amoskeag
Amoskeag
Written by Tamara K. Hareven
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307831590
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Amoskeag

Written by Tamara K. Hareven


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2013
Price: $12.99

Through the prism of one turn-of-the-century factory-city, Tamara Hareven and Randolph Langenbach have captured the historic experience of millions of Americans. We hear for the first time the eloquent voices—sometimes elegiac, sometimes bitter, yet always powerful—of immigrant being turned into Americans as they worked the machines which were themselves transforming this... Read more >
The Ice Palace That Melted Away
The Ice Palace That Melted Away
Written by Bill Stumpf
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307822888
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The Ice Palace That Melted Away
Restoring Civility and Other Lost Virtues to Everyday Life
Written by Bill Stumpf


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2013
Price: $14.99

With The Ice Palace That Melted Away, Bill Stumpf, the designer of the first ergonomic chair, addresses the symbiotic relationship between design and the way we live, the often deadening effect of technology, and his hopes for a more humane future. As a designer associated with Herman Miller, Inc., for more... 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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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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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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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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