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The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals
The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals
Written by Richard Hughes and Michael Rowe
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780823007622
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The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals

Written by Richard Hughes and Michael Rowe


Format: Hardcover, 372 pages
On Sale: February 1, 1991
Price: $85.00

The techniques of metal colouring, bronzing and patination are assuming a new importance in contemporary fine metalwork and design. Richard Hughes and Michael Rowe have assembled and tested the recipes included in this book, which is the most comprehensive work on the subject currently available, an essential reference and sourcebook for... Read more >
The Chip
The Chip
Written by T.R. Reid
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307432032
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The Chip
How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution
Written by T.R. Reid


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

Barely fifty years ago a computer was a gargantuan, vastly expensive thing that only a handful of scientists had ever seen. The world’s brightest engineers were stymied in their quest to make these machines small and affordable until the solution finally came from two ingenious young Americans. Jack Kilby and Robert... Read more >
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Birdseye
Birdseye
Written by Mark Kurlansky
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ISBN: 9780385535885
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Birdseye
The Adventures of a Curious Man
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

Break out the TV dinners! From the author who gave us Cod, Salt, and other informative bestsellers, the first biography of Clarence Birdseye, the eccentric genius inventor whose fast-freezing process revolutionized the food industry and American agriculture. Read more >
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The Evolution of Useful Things
The Evolution of Useful Things
Written by Henry Petroski
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780679740391
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The Evolution of Useful Things
How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They are.
Written by Henry Petroski


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: February 1, 1994
Price: $15.95

   How did the table fork acquire a fourth tine?  What advantage does the Phillips-head screw have over its single-grooved predecessor? Why does the paper clip look the way it does? What makes Scotch tape Scotch?

   In this delightful book Henry, Petroski takes a microscopic look at artifacts that most of us count...

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The Hunt for Zero Point
The Hunt for Zero Point
Written by Nick Cook
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ISBN: 9780307419439
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The Hunt for Zero Point
Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology
Written by Nick Cook


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

This riveting work of investigative reporting and history exposes classified government projects to build gravity-defying aircraft--which have an uncanny resemblance to flying saucers.

The atomic bomb was not the only project to occupy government scientists in the 1940s. Antigravity technology, originally spearheaded by scientists in Nazi Germany, was another high priority, one... Read more >
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Being Digital
Being Digital
Written by Nicholas Negroponte
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ISBN: 9780679762904
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Being Digital

Written by Nicholas Negroponte


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: January 3, 1996
Price: $16.00

In lively, mordantly witty prose, Negroponte decodes the mysteries--and debunks the hype--surrounding bandwidth, multimedia, virtual reality, and the Internet, and explains why such touted innovations as the fax and the CD-ROM are likely to go the way of the BetaMax. "Succinct and readable. . . . If you suffer from digital... Read more >
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The Big Idea
The Big Idea
Written by National Geographic, Foreword by Timothy Ferris
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426208102
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The Big Idea
How Breakthroughs of the Past Shape the Future
Written by National Geographic
Foreword by Timothy Ferris


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $35.00

From the Pythagorean theorem to DNA's double helix, from the discovery of microscopic life-forms to the theory of relativity—the big ideas of science and technology shape an era's worldview. Open this book, grasp the newest ideas from thought leaders of today, then spring off from them to move back through the... Read more >
The Two-Second Advantage
The Two-Second Advantage
Written by Vivek Ranadive and Kevin Maney
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ISBN: 9780307887672
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The Two-Second Advantage
How We Succeed by Anticipating the Future--Just Enough
Written by Vivek Ranadive and Kevin Maney


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $13.99

What made Wayne Gretzky the greatest hockey player of all time wasn’t his speed on the ice or the uncanny accuracy of his shots, but rather his ability to predict where the puck was going to be an instant before it arrived. In other words, it was Gretzky’s brain that made... Read more >
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The Food Police
The Food Police
Written by Jayson Lusk
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307987037
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The Food Police
A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate
Written by Jayson Lusk


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $24.00

A rollicking indictment of the liberal elite's hypocrisy when it comes to food.

Ban trans-fats? Outlaw Happy Meals? Tax Twinkies? What's next? Affirmative action for cows?   
     A catastrophe is looming. Farmers are raping the land and torturing animals. Food is riddled with deadly pesticides, hormones and foreign DNA. Corporate farms are... Read more >
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Design in Nature
Design in Nature
Written by Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385534611
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Design in Nature
How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization
Written by Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $27.95

In this groundbreaking book, Adrian Bejan takes the recurring patterns in nature—trees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning bolts—and reveals how a single principle of physics, the Constructal Law, accounts for the evolution of these and all other designs in our world.
 
Everything—from biological life to inanimate systems—generates shape... Read more >
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