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Space Shuttle 1981-2011
Stories from 30 Years of Exploration
Edited by Air & Space Magazine
Contribution by Sally Ride, Greg Freiherr and T.A. Heppenheimer


Format: eBook, 102 pages
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $9.95

Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a lavishly illustrated special edition celebrating the space shuttle era. In thirty years of operation, space shuttles were used in 135 different missions; this volume presents the adventure stories of many of these missions in the astronauts’ own words. Additional contributions by space exploration writers cover the... Read more >
Why Things Bite Back
Why Things Bite Back
Written by Edward Tenner
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780679747567
Our Price: $18.95
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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 >
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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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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The Al Qaeda Connection
The Al Qaeda Connection
Written by Paul L. Williams
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591023494
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The Al Qaeda Connection
International Terrorism, Organized Crime, And the Coming Apocalypse
Written by Paul L. Williams


Format: Hardcover, 280 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2005
Price: $27.99

In his acclaimed exposé, Osama’s Revenge: The Next 9/11, terrorism expert Paul L. Williams revealed the likelihood of nuclear terrorism on American soil. Now in this chilling sequel Williams further explores the shocking dimensions of the international terrorist threat to America.
Williams reveals persuasive evidence that al Qaeda has now established connections... Read more >
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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Small Things Considered
Small Things Considered
Written by Henry Petroski
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400032938
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Small Things Considered
Why There Is No Perfect Design
Written by Henry Petroski


Format: Trade Paperback, 306 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $16.95

Why has the durable paper shopping bag been largely replaced by its flimsy plastic counterpart? What circuitous chain of improvements led to such innovations as the automobile cup holder and the swiveling vegetable peeler? With the same relentless curiosity and lucid, witty prose he brought to his earlier books, Henry Petroski... Read more >
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The Toothpick
The Toothpick
Written by Henry Petroski
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307279439
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The Toothpick
Technology and Culture
Written by Henry Petroski


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $15.95

A celebration culture and technology, as seen through the history of the humble yet ubiquitous toothpick, from the best-selling author of The Pencil.

From ancient Rome, where emperor Nero made his entrance into a banquet hall with a silver toothpick in his mouth, to nineteenth-century Boston, where Charles Forster, the father of... Read more >
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Everything Conceivable
Everything Conceivable
Written by Liza Mundy
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400095377
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Everything Conceivable
How the Science of Assisted Reproduction Is Changing Our World
Written by Liza Mundy


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $17.95

Award-winning journalist Liza Mundy captures the human narratives, as well as the science, behind the controversial, multibillion-dollar fertility industry, and examines how this huge social experiment is transforming our most basic relationships and even our destiny as a species.Skyrocketing infertility rates and dizzying technological advances are revolutionizing American families and changing... Read more >
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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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