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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Afterword by John R. Dailey, Edited by Michael J. Neufeld and Alex M. Spencer, Foreword by John Glenn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426206535
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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
An Autobiography
Afterword by John R. Dailey
Edited by Michael J. Neufeld and Alex M. Spencer
Foreword by John Glenn


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $40.00

Designed to convey the awe of a visitor first walking into the world's largest showplace of aviation history, this Autobiography headlines the incredible collections, both on view and behind the scenes, of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The official story and insiders' tales of the museum are shared by... Read more >
The Erotic Engine
The Erotic Engine
Written by Patchen Barss
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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 Young and the Digital
The Young and the Digital
Written by S. Craig Watkins
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ISBN: 9780807006160
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The Young and the Digital
What the Migration to Social Network Sites, Games, and Anytime, Anywhere Media M eans for Our Future
Written by S. Craig Watkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $18.00

In The Young and the Digital, S. Craig Watkins skillfully draws from more than 500 surveys and 350 in-depth interviews with young people, parents, and educators to understand how a digital lifestyle is affecting the ways youth learn, play, bond, and communicate. Timely and deeply relevant, the book covers the influence...

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History of the Space Shuttle, Volume Two
History of the Space Shuttle, Volume Two
Written by T. A. Heppenheimer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588342850
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History of the Space Shuttle, Volume Two
Development of the Space Shuttle, 1972-1981
Written by T. A. Heppenheimer


Format: Trade Paperback, 504 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
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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On the Frontier
On the Frontier
Written by Richard P. Hallion and Michael H. Gorn
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ISBN: 9781588342898
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On the Frontier
Experimental Flight at NASA Dryden
Written by Richard P. Hallion and Michael H. Gorn


Format: Trade Paperback, 584 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $39.95

This little known classic history of flight-testing the Xplanes is reborn, sweepingly revised and updated with new and recently released information. Aviation enthusiasts will savor the most detailed account available of record-setting aircraft like the X-1 and XZ-15, flown by Chuck Yeager and other legends, as well as all the cutting-edge... Read more >
Understanding Me
Understanding Me
Written by Herbert Marshall Mcluhan, Edited by Stephanie Mcluhan and David Staines, Introduction by Tom Wolfe
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ISBN: 9781551994161
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Understanding Me
Lectures and Interviews
Written by Herbert Marshall Mcluhan
Edited by Stephanie Mcluhan and David Staines
Introduction by Tom Wolfe


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 25, 2010
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Unbuttoned McLuhan! An intimate exploration of Marshall McLuhan’s ideas in his own words

In the last twenty years of his life, Marshall McLuhan published – often in collaboration with others – a series of books that established his reputation as the pre-eminent seer of the modern age. It was McLuhan who made... Read more >
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Rethinking Cold War Culture
Rethinking Cold War Culture
Written by Peter J. Kuznick and James Gilbert
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781560988953
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Rethinking Cold War Culture

Written by Peter J. Kuznick and James Gilbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
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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Taking Charge
Taking Charge
Written by Michael Schiffer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588340764
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Taking Charge
The Electric Automobile in America
Written by Michael Schiffer


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $19.95

The tumultuous history of inventors and corporations who have tried to bring the electric car to the market.

Amazingly, in 1900 28 percent of all cars were electric. By 1920 the electric car had all but vanished and gas-powered cars dominated the market. In Taking Charge, Schiffer deftly explores how cultural factors... Read more >
Extra Lives
Extra Lives
Written by Tom Bissell
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ISBN: 9780307379283
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Extra Lives
Why Video Games Matter
Written by Tom Bissell


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2010
Price: $11.99

Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally... Read more >
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The Most Powerful Idea in the World
The Most Powerful Idea in the World
Written by William Rosen
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ISBN: 9780679603610
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The Most Powerful Idea in the World
A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention
Written by William Rosen


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.99

If all measures of human advancement in the last hundred centuries were plotted on a graph, they would show an almost perfectly flat line—until the eighteenth century, when the Industrial Revolution would cause the line to shoot straight up, beginning an almost uninterrupted march of progress.
   
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The Most Powerful Idea in the World
The Most Powerful Idea in the World
Written by William Rosen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400067053
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The Most Powerful Idea in the World
A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention
Written by William Rosen


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $28.00

If all measures of human advancement in the last hundred centuries were plotted on a graph, they would show an almost perfectly flat line—until the eighteenth century, when the Industrial Revolution would cause the line to shoot straight up, beginning an almost uninterrupted march of progress.
   
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Tin and Tin Mining
Tin and Tin Mining
Written by R. Atkinson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780852637333
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Tin and Tin Mining

Written by R. Atkinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $11.95

From the bronze age to the present day, man has found numerous uses for tin and its alloys, and has gone to great lengths to extract it from the ground. This book explains why tin minerals are found only in certain places, how and when they were formed, the ways in... Read more >
The Felt Industry
The Felt Industry
Written by Peter Walter
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ISBN: 9780747807537
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The Felt Industry

Written by Peter Walter


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: February 23, 2010
Price: $12.95

Felt is an amazing material, and its history, properties and uses are unparalleled among textiles. Although its origins are lost in prehistory, there is a clear record of its manufacture and use in Roman times and it has a special place in many cultures. The Mongols, in particular, were masters of... Read more >
Tractors
Tractors
Written by Nick Baldwin
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ISBN: 9780747807544
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Tractors
1880s to 1980s
Written by Nick Baldwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: February 23, 2010
Price: $12.95

Of all motor vehicles the farm tractor has proved to be among the most beneficial. It has freed hundreds of thousands of laborers and horses from backbreaking toil on the land in all weathers and it has stabilized the cost of food.

Starting with steam power in the middle of the nineteenth... Read more >
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The Potteries
The Potteries
Written by David Sekers
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ISBN: 9780747807599
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The Potteries

Written by David Sekers


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $12.95

The Potteries is the name given to the industrial area in the English Midlands that was home to hundreds of pottery-making companies and until recently supllied most of the country's crockery and decorative ceramics.

Although generations of collectors have studied the products of these companies, the story of the industry behind is... Read more >
The Silk Industry
The Silk Industry
Written by Sarah Bush
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ISBN: 9780747804406
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The Silk Industry

Written by Sarah Bush


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $11.95

Silk was first developed in ancient China as early as 2600 BC and over the centuries to follow it gradually spread first to South East Asia and then to the Middle East, North Africa and Europe along the silk route, becoming established in England in the fourteenth century. The early centers... Read more >
The Young and the Digital
What the Migration to Social Network Sites, Games, and Anytime, Anywhere Media Means for Our Future
Written by S. Craig Watkins


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 1, 2009
Price: $18.00

In The Young and the Digital, S. Craig Watkins skillfully draws from more than 500 surveys and 350 in-depth interviews with young people, parents, and educators to understand how a digital lifestyle is affecting the ways youth learn, play, bond, and communicate. Timely and deeply relevant, the book covers the influence...

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Moon Lander
Moon Lander
Written by Thomas J. Kelly
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ISBN: 9781588342737
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Moon Lander
How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module
Written by Thomas J. Kelly


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2009
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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Our Own Devices
Our Own Devices
Written by Edward Tenner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307489227
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Our Own Devices
How Technology Remakes Humanity
Written by Edward Tenner


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 26, 2009
Price: $13.99

This delightful and instructive history of invention shows why National Public Radio dubbed Tenner “the philosopher of everyday technology.” Looking at how our inventions have impacted our world in ways we never intended or imagined, he shows that the things we create have a tendency to bounce back and change us.

The... 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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The Pixar Touch
The Pixar Touch
Written by David A. Price
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ISBN: 9780307278296
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The Pixar Touch

Written by David A. Price


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $16.95

The Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios' history and evolution, and the “fraternity of geeks” who shaped it. With the help of animating genius John Lasseter and visionary businessman Steve Jobs, Pixar has become the gold standard of animated filmmaking, beginning with a short special effects shot... Read more >
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Corn Milling
Corn Milling
Written by Martin Watts
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ISBN: 9780747806714
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Corn Milling

Written by Martin Watts


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $12.95

Corn milling, the reduction of hard cereal grains to form a usable foodstuff, is one of the oldest and most necessary crafts. While windmills and watermills are given deserved notice, the milling process and the modern development of the industry are usually taken for granted. The history of milling is exceptional... 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 >
Energy Victory
Energy Victory
Written by Robert Zubrin
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ISBN: 9781591027072
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Energy Victory
Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil
Written by Robert Zubrin


Format: Trade Paperback, 357 pages
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $19.99

In this compelling argument for a new direction in US energy policy, world-renowned engineer and best-selling author Robert Zubrin lays out a bold plan for breaking the economic stranglehold that the OPEC oil cartel has on our country and the world. Zubrin presents persuasive evidence that our decades-long relationship with OPEC... Read more >
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Tomorrow Now
Tomorrow Now
Written by Bruce Sterling
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307491992
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Tomorrow Now
Envisioning the Next 50 Years
Written by Bruce Sterling


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

“Nobody knows better than Bruce Sterling how thin the membrane between science fiction and real life has become, a state he correctly depicts as both thrilling and terrifying in this frisky, literate, clear-eyed sketch of the next half-century. Like all of the most interesting futurists, Sterling isn’t just talking about machines... Read more >
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