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Rescuing Prometheus
Rescuing Prometheus
Written by Thomas P. Hughes
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780679739388
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Rescuing Prometheus
Four Monumental Projects that Changed Our World
Written by Thomas P. Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: March 14, 2000
Price: $18.95

"A rare insight into industrial planning on a huge scale...Excellent." --The Economist

Rescuing Prometheus is an eye-opening and marvelously informative look at some of the technological projects that helped shape the modern world.  Thomas P. Hughes focuses on four postwar projects whose vastness and complexity inspired new technology, new organizations, and new management... Read more >
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Flesh and Machines
Flesh and Machines
Written by Rodney Brooks
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375421938
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Flesh and Machines
How Robots Will Change Us
Written by Rodney Brooks


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $13.99

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 Toothpick
The Toothpick
Written by Henry Petroski
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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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Firecrackers
Firecrackers
Written by Warren Dotz, Jack Mingo and George Moyer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580081511
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Firecrackers
The Art and History
Written by Warren Dotz, Jack Mingo and George Moyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2000
Price: $19.95

Universally popular, uncommonly loud, a pyrotechnic spectacle that inspires laughter, delight and a healthy dose of frayed nerves—what else but the firecracker! These little sticks of paper and powder have captured the imagination of cultures the world over since the Chinese invented them centuries ago. As practical, chemical developments in firecracker... Read more >
Masterworks of Technology
Masterworks of Technology
Written by E. E. Lewis
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591022435
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Masterworks of Technology
The Story of Creative Engineering, Architecture, and Design
Written by E. E. Lewis


Format: Hardcover, 328 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2004
Price: $29.99

In this absorbing exploration of technological creativity throughout the ages, E. E. Lewis, professor of mechanical engineering at Northwestern University, eloquently tells the story of how science and engineering—which had little in common until a few hundred years ago—came together to create the technological world of the 21st century.

Today’s technology is... Read more >
Nailmaking
Nailmaking
Written by Hugh Bodey
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ISBN: 9780852636060
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Nailmaking

Written by Hugh Bodey


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $11.95

Today, nails are such an ordinary and widespread object that it may come as a surprise to learn that the range of shapes and sizes available now is but a fraction of those made in the nineteenth century. This illustrated account charts the history of nailmaking, from the Romans, through the... Read more >
Lament for an Ocean
Lament for an Ocean
Written by Michael Harris
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ISBN: 9781551994765
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Lament for an Ocean
The Collapse of the Atlantic Cod Fishery
Written by Michael Harris


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $10.99

The northern cod have been almost wiped out. Once the most plentiful fish on the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland, the cod is now on the brink of extinction, and tens of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada have been left without work by a 1992 moratorium on fishing... Read more >
The Information
The Information
Written by James Gleick, Read by Rob Shapiro
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780307914965
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The Information
A History, a Theory, a Flood
Written by James Gleick
Read by Rob Shapiro


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $50.00

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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The God Machine
The God Machine
Written by James R. Chiles
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ISBN: 9780307485489
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The God Machine
From Boomerangs to Black Hawks: The Story of the Helicopter
Written by James R. Chiles


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $11.99


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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The Erotic Engine
The Erotic Engine
Written by Patchen Barss
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385667371
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The Erotic Engine
How Pornography has Powered Mass Communication, from Gutenberg to Google
Written by Patchen Barss


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $19.00

Pornography: The force for change that has been written out of the history of world culture.

From cave painting to photography to the internet, pornography has always been at the cutting edge in adopting and exploiting new developments in mass communication. And in so doing, it has helped to promote and propel... Read more >
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