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The Mapmakers
The Mapmakers
Written by John Noble Wilford
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375708503
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The Mapmakers
Revised Edition
Written by John Noble Wilford


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2001
Price: $18.00

In his classic text, two-time Pulitzer Prize—winner John Noble Wilford recounts the history of cartography from antiquity to the space age. With this revised edition, Wilford brings the story up to the present day, as he shows the impact of new technologies that make it possible for cartographers to go where... Read more >
Falling to Earth
An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon
Written by Al Worden and Francis French
Epilogue by Tom Stafford
Foreword by Dick Gordon


Format: eBook, 312 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $17.95

As command module pilot for the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971, Al Worden flew on what is widely regarded as the greatest exploration mission that humans have ever attempted. He spent six days orbiting the moon, including three days completely alone, the most isolated human in existence. During... Read more >
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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 Evolution of Useful Things
The Evolution of Useful Things
Written by Henry Petroski
Format: eBook
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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Thunderstruck
Thunderstruck
Written by Erik Larson, Read by Tony Goldwyn
Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739339640
Our Price: $15.00

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Thunderstruck

Written by Erik Larson
Read by Tony Goldwyn


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 24, 2006
Price: $15.00

A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush”

In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases... Read more >
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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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 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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Concrete Planet
Concrete Planet
Written by Robert Courland, Foreword by Dennis Smith
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616144814
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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: Hardcover, 396 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $26.00

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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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 >
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