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History of the Space Shuttle, Volume Two
Development of the Space Shuttle, 1972-1981
Written by T. A. Heppenheimer


Format: eBook, 504 pages
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $32.95

Basing his work on virtually untapped NASA archives, T. A. Heppenheimer has produced the second volume of his definitive history of the space shuttle. Volume Two traces the development of the shuttle through a decade of engineering setbacks and breakthroughs, program-management challenges, and political strategizing, culminating in the first launch in... Read more >
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Magnificent Failure
Free Fall from the Edge of Space
Written by Craig Ryan


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: August 19, 2014
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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Air Vagabonds
Oceans, Airmen, and a Quest for Adventure
Written by Anthony J. Vallone


Format: eBook, 312 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2014
Price: $29.95

Air Vagabonds is the story of the amazing, true (mis)adventures of a band of rogues piloting aircraft alone into exotic and deadly destinations.

In the late 1970s and through the 1980s the demand for light aircraft eclipsed anything seen before or since. This created the need for a small air force of... Read more >
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Woman and the Car, 1909
A Chatty Little Handbook for the Edwardian Motoriste
Written by Dorothy Levitt


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $10.95

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The Origins of Satellite Communications, 1945-1965
The Origins of Satellite Communications, 1945-1965
Written by David J. Whalen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781935623601
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The Origins of Satellite Communications, 1945-1965

Written by David J. Whalen


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $34.95

Conventional assumptions hold that U.S. government research and development efforts produced the satellite communications industry. David J. Whalen has looked deeply into the history of the industry and presents remarkable new information to tell a much different story. He finds that most of the satellite technology was privately developed by AT&T... Read more >
Rethinking Cold War Culture

Written by Peter J. Kuznick and James Gilbert


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $29.95

This anthology of essays questions many widespread assumptions about the culture of postwar America. Illuminating the origins and development of the many threads that constituted American culture during the Cold War, the contributors challenge the existence of a monolithic culture during the 1950s and thereafter. They demonstrate instead that there was... Read more >
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Early Home Computers
Early Home Computers
Written by Kevin Murrell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812166
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Early Home Computers

Written by Kevin Murrell


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $12.95

This is the story of the people and machines that revolutionized our lives and made personal computers an integral part of our homes. For the typical family in the 1960s and 1970s, computers were both fascinating and frightening, but largely a mystery. Developments in microelectronics in the early 1970s meant that... Read more >
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
Written by Walter Isaacson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307832740
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Steve Jobs
Edición en Español
Written by Walter Isaacson


Format: eBook, 752 pages
On Sale: November 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

La biografía definitiva de Steve Jobs
 
La muerte de Steve Jobs ha conmocionado al mundo. Tras entrevistarlo en más de cuarenta ocasiones en los últimos dos años, además de a un centenar de personas de su entorno, familiares, amigos, adversarios y colegas, Walter Isaacson nos presenta la única biografía escrita con la...

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Route 66
Route 66
Written by David Knudson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747811329
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Route 66

Written by David Knudson


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $9.95

As early as 1916 - just eight years after Henry Ford's Model T revolutionized the automobile industry - Congress embarked on legislation that would link America's major cities by highway. But it wasn't until 1925 that the government began executing its plan for national highway construction. In summer 1926, Route 66... 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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Railway Workshops
Railway Workshops
Written by Tim Bryan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812012
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Railway Workshops

Written by Tim Bryan


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $12.95

This is the story of an industry that began in the North of England, with small engineering concerns building engines that powered early railways like the Stockton and Darlington and Liverpool & Manchester. Once railway companies had become firmly established, the industry expanded dramatically as they set up their own engineering... Read more >
Amusement Park Rides
Amusement Park Rides
Written by Martin Easdown
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747811541
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Amusement Park Rides

Written by Martin Easdown


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $12.95

A ride on a thrill rollercoaster is the highlight of any visit to an amusement or theme park. Today's rides are at the cutting edge of technology and engineering, but they are but the latest of a long line of rides with humble roots in Russian ice slides and wooden sleigh... Read more >
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Amusement Park Rides

Written by Martin Easdown


Format: eBook, 56 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $9.95

A ride on a thrill rollercoaster is the highlight of any visit to an amusement or theme park. Today's rides are at the cutting edge of technology and engineering, but they are but the latest of a long line of rides with humble roots in Russian ice slides and wooden sleigh... Read more >
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The Information
The Information
Written by James Gleick
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400096237
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The Information
A History, A Theory, A Flood
Written by James Gleick


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $16.95

A New York Times Notable Book
Los Angeles Times and Cleveland Plain Dealer Best Book of the Year
Winner of the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Information, communication, and...

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Kingpin
Kingpin
Written by Kevin Poulsen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307588692
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Kingpin
How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground
Written by Kevin Poulsen


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $15.00

Former hacker Kevin Poulsen has, over the past decade, built a reputation as one of the top investigative reporters on the cybercrime beat. In Kingpin, he pours his unmatched access and expertise into book form for the first time, delivering a gripping cat-and-mouse narrative—and an unprecedented view into the twenty-first century’s... Read more >
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Kelly
More Than My Share of It All
Written by Clarence L. Johnson


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $21.95

Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson led the design of such crucial aircraft as the P-38 and Constellation, but he will be more remembered for the U-2 and SR-71 spy planes. His extraordinary leadership of the Lockheed “Skunk Works” cemented his reputation as a legendary figure in American aerospace management.


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Moon Lander
How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module
Written by Thomas J. Kelly


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $19.99

Chief engineer Thomas J. Kelly gives a firsthand account of designing, building, testing, and flying the Apollo lunar module. It was, he writes, “an aerospace engineer’s dream job of the century.” Kelly’s account begins with the imaginative process of sketching solutions to a host of technical challenges with an emphasis on... Read more >
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Stationary Steam Engines
Stationary Steam Engines
Written by G. Hayes
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780852636527
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Stationary Steam Engines

Written by G. Hayes


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $11.95

In Victorian times the steam engine was almost the only source of mechanical power. Thousands of these engines were at work driving machinery in factories and pumping stations throughout Britain, but following the development of the electric motor steam power has become virtually extinct in British industry. Ironically, with their disappearance... Read more >
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
Written by Walter Isaacson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307950284
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Steve Jobs
Edición en Español
Written by Walter Isaacson


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $18.95

La biografía definitiva de Steve Jobs
 
La muerte de Steve Jobs ha conmocionado al mundo. Tras entrevistarlo en más de cuarenta ocasiones en los últimos dos años, además de a un centenar de personas de su entorno, familiares, amigos, adversarios y colegas, Walter Isaacson nos presenta la única biografía escrita con la...

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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 >
Early Railways
Early Railways
Written by Andy Guy and Jim Rees
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747808114
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Early Railways
1569-1830
Written by Andy Guy and Jim Rees


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: May 24, 2011
Price: $12.95

To many people, the history of the railway begins with the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway in 1830. By that time, however, the concept of the railway in Britain was already over 250 years old, a fascinating but little-known period of experimentation, improvement and invention which included such remarkable... 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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The Information
The Information
Written by James Gleick
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307379573
Our Price: $11.99
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The Information
A History, a Theory, a Flood
Written by James Gleick


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $11.99

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 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 Information
The Information
Written by James Gleick, Read by Rob Shapiro
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307914972
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The Information
A History, a Theory, a Flood
Written by James Gleick
Read by Rob Shapiro


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $25.00

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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