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Our Own Devices
Our Own Devices
Written by Edward Tenner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307489227
Our Price: $14.99
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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 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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Tomorrow Now
Tomorrow Now
Written by Bruce Sterling
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307491992
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Tomorrow Now
Envisioning the Next 50 Years
Written by Bruce Sterling


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

“Nobody knows better than Bruce Sterling how thin the membrane between science fiction and real life has become, a state he correctly depicts as both thrilling and terrifying in this frisky, literate, clear-eyed sketch of the next half-century. Like all of the most interesting futurists, Sterling isn’t just talking about machines... 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 Woman and the Car
A Chatty Little Handbook for the Edwardian Motoriste
Written by Dorothy Levitt


Format: eBook, 120 pages
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $10.95

The Woman and the Car is a faithfully reproduced, quirky classic from the dawn of motoring - and a testament to womankind's perennial claim on the steering wheel! Take a spin through a time - 1909 to be exact - when no right-thinking lady would consider solo motoring without her revolver... 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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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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Understanding Me
Understanding Me
Written by Herbert Marshall Mcluhan, Edited by Stephanie Mcluhan and David Staines, Introduction by Tom Wolfe
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551994161
Our Price: $17.99
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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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