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The Evolution of Useful Things
The Evolution of Useful Things
Written by Henry Petroski
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ISBN: 9780307773050
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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: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 1, 2010
Price: $11.99

   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 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 Two-Second Advantage
The Two-Second Advantage
Written by Vivek Ranadive and Kevin Maney
Format: eBook
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 Hacker Ethic
The Hacker Ethic
Written by Pekka Himanen, Read by Oliver Wyman
Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780375419201
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The Hacker Ethic
A Radical Approach to the Philosophy of Business
Written by Pekka Himanen
Read by Oliver Wyman


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: February 6, 2001
Price: $12.50

You may be a hacker and not even know it. Being a hacker has nothing to do with cyberterrorism, and it doesn’t even necessarily relate to the open-source movement. Being a hacker has more to do with your underlying assumptions about stress, time management, work, and play. It’s about harmonizing the... Read more >
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The Rocket and the Reich
Peenemunde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era
Written by Michael J. Neufeld


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $27.95

WINNER OF THE DEXTER PRIZE OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY

Launched by the Third Reich in late 1944, the first ballistic missile, the V-2, fell on London, Paris, and Antwerp after covering nearly two hundred miles in five minutes. It was a stunning achievement, one that heralded a... Read more >
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Physics of the Future
Physics of the Future
Written by Michio Kaku, Read by Feodor Chin
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780307877055
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Physics of the Future
How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
Written by Michio Kaku
Read by Feodor Chin


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $45.00

Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100.

In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are...

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Remaking the World
Remaking the World
Written by Henry Petroski
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375700248
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Remaking the World
Adventures in Engineering
Written by Henry Petroski


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $16.95

Science/Engineering


"Petroski has an inquisitive mind, and he is a fine writer. . . . [He] takes us on a lively tour of engineers, their creations and their necessary turns of mind."   --Los Angeles Times

From the Ferris wheel to the integrated circuit, feats of engineering have changed our environment in countless ways... Read more >
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High-Tech Heretic
High-Tech Heretic
Written by Clifford Stoll
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385489768
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High-Tech Heretic
Reflections of a Computer Contrarian
Written by Clifford Stoll


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2000
Price: $15.00

The cry for and against computers in the classroom is a topic of concern to parents, educators, and communities everywhere. Now, from a Silicon Valley hero and bestselling technology writer comes a pointed critique of the hype surrounding computers and their real benefits, especially in education. In High-Tech Heretic, Clifford Stoll... Read more >
Physics of the Future
Physics of the Future
Written by Michio Kaku
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385530804
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Physics of the Future
How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
Written by Michio Kaku


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $28.95

Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100.

In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are...

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Ingenious
Ingenious
Written by Jason Fagone
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307591500
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Ingenious
A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America
Written by Jason Fagone


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $12.99

An epic tale of invention, in which ordinary people’s lives are changed forever by their quest to engineer a radically new kind of car
 
In 2007, the X Prize Foundation announced that it would give $10 million to anyone who could build a safe, mass-producible car that could travel 100... Read more >
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