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Birdseye
Birdseye
Written by Mark Kurlansky
Format: eBook
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 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 >
Why Things Bite Back
Why Things Bite Back
Written by Edward Tenner
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780679747567
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Why Things Bite Back
Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences
Written by Edward Tenner


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: September 2, 1997
Price: $18.95

In this perceptive and provocative look at everything from computer software that requires faster processors and more support staff to antibiotics that breed resistant strains of bacteria, Edward Tenner offers a virtual encyclopedia of what he calls "revenge effects"--the unintended consequences of the mechanical, chemical, biological, and medical forms of ingenuity... Read more >
The New Cool
The New Cool
Written by Neal Bascomb
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307588906
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The New Cool
A Visionary Teacher, His FIRST Robotics Team, and the Ultimate Battle of Smarts
Written by Neal Bascomb


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $15.00

That Monday afternoon, in high-school gyms across America, kids were battling for the only glory American culture seems to want to dispense to the young these days: sports glory.  But at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California, in a gear-cluttered classroom, a different type of “cool” was brewing.  A physics...

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The Google Story
The Google Story
Written by David A. Vise
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385342735
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The Google Story
For Google's 10th Birthday
Written by David A. Vise


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $16.00

Moscow-born Sergey Brin and Midwest-born Larry Page dropped out of graduate school at Stanford University to, in their own words, "change the world" through a powerful search engine that would organize every bit of information on the Web for free. The Google Story takes you deep inside the company's wild ride... Read more >
The Information
The Information
Written by James Gleick
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375423727
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The Information
A History, a Theory, a Flood
Written by James Gleick


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $35.00

James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era’s defining quality—the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.
 
The story of information begins...

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Extra Lives
Extra Lives
Written by Tom Bissell
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307379283
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Extra Lives
Why Video Games Matter
Written by Tom Bissell


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2010
Price: $11.99

Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally... Read more >
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The God Machine
The God Machine
Written by James R. Chiles
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780553383522
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The God Machine
From Boomerangs to Black Hawks: The Story of the Helicopter
Written by James R. Chiles


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $16.00


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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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Afterword by John R. Dailey, Edited by Michael J. Neufeld and Alex M. Spencer, Foreword by John Glenn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426206535
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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
An Autobiography
Afterword by John R. Dailey
Edited by Michael J. Neufeld and Alex M. Spencer
Foreword by John Glenn


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $40.00

Designed to convey the awe of a visitor first walking into the world's largest showplace of aviation history, this Autobiography headlines the incredible collections, both on view and behind the scenes, of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The official story and insiders' tales of the museum are shared by... Read more >
Concrete Planet
The Strange and Fascinating Story of the World's Most Common Man-Made Material
Written by Robert Courland
Foreword by Dennis Smith


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $12.99

Concrete: We use it for our buildings, bridges, dams, and roads. We walk on it, drive on it, and many of us live and work within its walls. But very few of us know what it is. We take for granted this ubiquitous substance, which both literally and figuratively comprises much... Read more >
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