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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 >
The Erotic Engine
The Erotic Engine
Written by Patchen Barss
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307375995
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The Erotic Engine
How Pornography has Powered Mass Communication, from Gutenberg to Google
Written by Patchen Barss


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $13.99

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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The Ingenuity Gap
The Ingenuity Gap
Written by Thomas Homer-Dixon
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ISBN: 9780375713286
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The Ingenuity Gap
Facing the Economic, Environmental, and Other Challenges of an Increasingly Complex and Unpredictable Future
Written by Thomas Homer-Dixon


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $18.00

Despite all of society’s advances, our problems proliferate. Wars abound, environmental degradation accelerates, economies topple overnight, and pandemics such as AIDS and tuberculosis continue to spread. The Internet and other media help to disseminate knowledge, but they’ve also created an “info-glut” and left us too little time to process it. What’s... Read more >
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The Mystery of Flight 427
The Mystery of Flight 427
Written by Bill Adair
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ISBN: 9781588340894
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The Mystery of Flight 427
Inside a Crash Investigation
Written by Bill Adair


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: January 17, 2004
Price: $16.95

The immediate human toll of the 1994 Flight 427 disaster was staggering: all 132 people aboard died on a Pennsylvania hillside. The subsequent investigation was a maze of politics, bizarre theories, and shrouded answers. Bill Adair, an award-winning journalist, was granted special access to the five-year inquiry by the National Transportation... Read more >
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Flesh and Machines
Flesh and Machines
Written by Rodney Brooks
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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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Medical Marvels
Medical Marvels
Written by Eugene W. Straus, M.D. and Alex Straus
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591023739
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Medical Marvels
The 100 Greatest Advances in Medicine
Written by Eugene W. Straus, M.D. and Alex Straus


Format: Hardcover, 425 pages
On Sale: January 2, 2006
Price: $28.99

Medical Marvels is an introduction to some of the ideas, people, and accomplishments that have influenced the development of healing. While it examines and celebrates human ingenuity's most hallowed ground, it is not a history per se of medicine - it is equally concerned with our current climate, and it is... Read more >
Small Things Considered
Small Things Considered
Written by Henry Petroski
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ISBN: 9780307427809
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Small Things Considered
Why There Is No Perfect Design
Written by Henry Petroski


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $14.99

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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Tex Johnston
Tex Johnston
Written by A.M. Johnston
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ISBN: 9781560989318
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Tex Johnston
Jet-Age Test Pilot
Written by A.M. Johnston


Format: Trade Paperback, 274 pages
On Sale: December 17, 2000
Price: $17.95

One of America's most daring and accomplished test pilots, Tex Johnston flew the first US jet airplanes and, in a career spanning the 1930s through the 1970s, helped create the jet age at such pioneering aersospace companies as Bell Aircraft and Boeing. Read more >
The Toothpick
The Toothpick
Written by Henry Petroski
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ISBN: 9780307492005
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The Toothpick
Technology and Culture
Written by Henry Petroski


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $13.99

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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Magnificent Failure
Magnificent Failure
Written by Craig Ryan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588341419
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Magnificent Failure
Free Fall from the Edge of Space
Written by Craig Ryan


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: October 17, 2003
Price: $29.95

Locked in a desperate Cold War race against the Soviets to find out if humans could survive in space and live through a free fall from space vehicles, the Pentagon gave civilian adventurer Nick Piantanida’s Project Strato-Jump little notice until May Day, 1966. Operating in the shadows of well-funded, high-visibility Air... Read more >
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