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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 Penguin and the Leviathan
The Penguin and the Leviathan
Written by Yochai Benkler
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385525763
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The Penguin and the Leviathan
How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest
Written by Yochai Benkler


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $25.00

What do Wikipedia, Zip Car’s business model, Barack Obama's presidential campaign, and a small group of lobster fishermen have in common? They all show the power and promise of human cooperation in transforming our businesses, our government, and our society at large. Because today, when the costs of collaborating are lower... Read more >
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Birdseye
Birdseye
Written by Mark Kurlansky
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767930307
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Birdseye
The Adventures of a Curious Man
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.95

While working as a fur trapper in Labrador, Canada, Clarence Birdseye encountered an age-old problem: bad food and an unappealing, unhealthy diet. However, he observed that fresh vegetables wetted and left outside in the Arctic winds froze in a way that maintained their integrity after thawing. As a result, he developed...

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The Penguin and the Leviathan
The Penguin and the Leviathan
Written by Yochai Benkler
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307590190
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The Penguin and the Leviathan
How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest
Written by Yochai Benkler


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $12.99

What do Wikipedia, Zip Car’s business model, Barack Obama's presidential campaign, and a small group of lobster fishermen have in common? They all show the power and promise of human cooperation in transforming our businesses, our government, and our society at large. Because today, when the costs of collaborating are lower... Read more >
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Parting the Desert
Parting the Desert
Written by Zachary Karabell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375708121
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Parting the Desert
The Creation of the Suez Canal
Written by Zachary Karabell


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $18.00

Award-winning historian Zachary Karabell tells the epic story of the greatest engineering feat of the nineteenth century--the building of the Suez Canal-- and shows how it changed the world.

The dream was a waterway that would unite the East and the West, and the ambitious, energetic French diplomat and entrepreneur Ferdinand de... Read more >
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Flesh and Machines
Flesh and Machines
Written by Rodney Brooks
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375725272
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Flesh and Machines
How Robots Will Change Us
Written by Rodney Brooks


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $16.00

Are we really on the brink of having robots to mop our floors, do our dishes, mow our lawns, and clean our windows? And are researchers that close to creating robots that can think, feel, repair themselves, and even reproduce?

Rodney A. Brooks, director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory believes... 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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Visions of a Flying Machine
The Wright Brothers and the Process of Invention
Written by Peter L. Jakab


Format: eBook, 282 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $18.95

This acclaimed book on the Wright Brothers takes the reader straight to the heart of their remarkable achievement, focusing on the technology and offering a clear, concise chronicle of precisely what they accomplished and how they did it. This book deals with the process of the invention of the airplane and... Read more >
The Pencil
The Pencil
Written by Henry Petroski
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ISBN: 9780307772435
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The Pencil
A History of Design and Circumstance
Written by Henry Petroski


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $17.99

Henry Petroski traces the origins of the pencil back to ancient Greece and Rome, writes factually and charmingly about its development over the centuries and around the world, and shows what the pencil can teach us about engineering and technology today.


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Early Home Computers
Early Home Computers
Written by Kevin Murrell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812166
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Early Home Computers

Written by Kevin Murrell


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $12.95

This is the story of the people and machines that revolutionized our lives and made personal computers an integral part of our homes. For the typical family in the 1960s and 1970s, computers were both fascinating and frightening, but largely a mystery. Developments in microelectronics in the early 1970s meant that... Read more >
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