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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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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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Executioner's Current
Executioner's Current
Written by Richard Moran
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307425805
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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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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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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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The Closing Circle
The Closing Circle
Written by Barry Commoner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804152877
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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 >
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 >
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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