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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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Being Digital
Being Digital
Written by Nicholas Negroponte, Read by Penn Jillette
Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307704535
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Being Digital

Written by Nicholas Negroponte
Read by Penn Jillette


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 26, 2009
Price: $9.00

In lively, mordantly witty prose, Negroponte decodes the mysteries--and debunks the hype--surrounding bandwidth, multimedia, virtual reality, and the Internet, and explains why such touted innovations as the fax and the CD-ROM are likely to go the way of the BetaMax. "Succinct and readable. . . . If you suffer from digital... 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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The Pencil
The Pencil
Written by Henry Petroski
Format: eBook
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: $18.99

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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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, 328 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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Route 66
The Mother Road
Written by David Knudson


Format: eBook, 56 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $7.95

Begun in 1926 to connect Chicago to Los Angeles, Route 66 was the country's first major east-west thoroughfare. By 1930 it was an important route for both truckers and travellers alike, and in 1939 it became known as 'The Mother Road' thanks to John Steinbeck's classic "The Grapes of Wrath". Over... Read more >
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Genetically Modified Foods
Genetically Modified Foods
Edited by Michael Ruse and David Castle
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781573929967
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Genetically Modified Foods
Debating Biotechnology
Edited by Michael Ruse and David Castle


Format: Trade Paperback, 350 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2002
Price: $22.99

Finally, the real story about corporate America with its increased reliance on consultants. Since the 1990s, consulting solutions have become the de facto standard for solving business problems and providing cover for corporate decision makers. This is not the typical CEO whitewash, or business management primer. Steve Romaine offers a view... Read more >
The Penguin and the Leviathan
The Penguin and the Leviathan
Written by Yochai Benkler, Read by Marc Cashman
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ISBN: 9780307969101
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The Penguin and the Leviathan
How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest
Written by Yochai Benkler
Read by Marc Cashman


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $17.50

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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Executioner's Current
Executioner's Current
Written by Richard Moran
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307425805
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Executioner's Current
Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair
Written by Richard Moran


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

In this amazing story of high stakes competition between two titans, Richard Moran shows how the electric chair developed not out of the desire to be more humane but through an effort by one nineteenth-century electric company to discredit the other.

In 1882, Thomas Edison ushered in the “age of electricity”... Read more >
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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: eBook
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $12.99

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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