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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
by Steven Johnson
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From the New York Times–bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over... (read more)

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3D CAD with Autodesk 123d: Designing for 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, and Personal Fabrication
3D CAD with Autodesk 123d: Designing for 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, and Personal Fabrication
by Jesse Harrington Au
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Design and create real-world objects with 3D printers, laser cutters, or common materials that you assemble yourself. Its easy with Autodesks free 123D tools. In this full-color book, Jesse Harrington Au—Autodesks Maker Advocate&#8212... (read more)

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Art of Invention (10 Edition)
Art of Invention (10 Edition)
by Steven J. Paely
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In this entertaining and insightful exploration of the process of invention, an experienced inventor vividly illustrates how great inventions embody three crucial characteristics--simplicity, elegance, and robustness.  Whether you’re an... (read more)

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The Independent Inventor's Handbook: The Best Advice from Idea to Payoff
The Independent Inventor's Handbook: The Best Advice from Idea to Payoff
by Louis Foreman
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Have a million-dollar idea? Make it real. From a sketch on a napkin to the finished product, Everyday Edisons creator Louis Foreman and patent attorney Jill Gilbert Welytok show step-by-step how to be a prosperous inventor: how to harness your... (read more)

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Press 1 for Pig Latin
Press 1 for Pig Latin
by Robert S. Swiatek
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Highlighting the automobile, television, computer, the telephone, and the bomb, Swiatek discusses the pitfalls of technology and offers solutions to clean up the mess that people are responsible for.... (read more)

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Past Truth and Present Poetry: Medical Discoveries and the People Behind Them
Past Truth and Present Poetry: Medical Discoveries and the People Behind Them
by Richard J. Bing
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This is a book comprising 28 small chapters focusing on medical scientists and their discoveries. The title states past truth because these are truly historical and memorable events to be noted by anyone with an interest in medicine, but also present... (read more)

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Invention by Design: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing
Invention by Design: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing
by Henry Petroski
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Henry Petroski's previous bestsellers have delighted readers with intriguing stories about the engineering marvels around us, from the lowly pencil to the soaring suspension bridge. In this book, Petroski delves deeper into the mystery of invention, to... (read more)

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The Great American Jet Pack: The Quest for the Ultimate Individual Lift Device
The Great American Jet Pack: The Quest for the Ultimate Individual Lift Device
by Steve Lehto
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For a few decades, jet packs seemed to be everywhere: on Gilligans Island, Lost in Space, Thunderball, and even the opening ceremony of the 1984 Olympics. Inventors promised wed all be flying with them now, enabling us to zoom around effortlessly in the... (read more)

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They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators
They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators
by Harold Evans
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Now available in a text-only paperback edition, THEY MADE AMERICA is a stirring and supremely readable work of history--a celebration of the entrepreneurial energy that has fueled our nation since its inception. The real inventor of the steam engine. The... (read more)

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The Perpetual Motion Machine: The Story of an Invention
The Perpetual Motion Machine: The Story of an Invention
by Paul Scheerbart
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German writer, critic, and theorist Paul Scheerbart (1863and#150;1915) died nearly a century ago, but his influence is still being felt today. Considered by some a mad eccentric and by others a visionary political thinker in his own time, he is now... (read more)

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Super Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things: Power Devices with Your Plants, Modify High-Tech Toys, Turn a Penny Into a Battery, Make Sneaky Light-Up Nails
Super Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things: Power Devices with Your Plants, Modify High-Tech Toys, Turn a Penny Into a Battery, Make Sneaky Light-Up Nails
by Cy Tymony
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Includes never-before-seen projects, with an emphasis on women’s projects, such as Light-up Nails and Sneaky Belts and Bracelets. Perfect for putterers, would-be inventors, or just those with inquisitive minds, Super Sneaky Uses... (read more)

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Inventions
Inventions
by Fred Sanders
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Pow! This small book packs a big punch! Every paragraph is full of energy. The inventions range from a machine to stop a hurricane to better sex to living through a heart attack! Some inventions are methods. You can use these inventions immediately since... (read more)

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Democratizing Innovation
Democratizing Innovation
by Eric Von Hippel
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andlt;Pandgt;Innovation is rapidly becoming democratized. Users, aided by improvements in computer and communications technology, increasingly can develop their own new products and services. These innovating users -- both individuals and firms -- often... (read more)

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Everything You Need to Know about Inventions: The World's Greatest Inventions, in a Nutshell (Everything You Need to Know About...)
Everything You Need to Know about Inventions: The World's Greatest Inventions, in a Nutshell (Everything You Need to Know About...)
by Michael Heatley
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Take a fantastic journey through the human body, thanks to the magic of technology and the most spectacular microscopic images ever created. These pictures, as beautiful as any art, provide a window into the wonder of our brains, the work of a white... (read more)

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Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
by Chris Anderson
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Wired magazine editor and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. In an age of custom... (read more)

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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
by Steven Johnson
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From the New York Times–bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over... (read more)

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The Eureka Method: How to Think Like an Inventor
The Eureka Method: How to Think Like an Inventor
by John Hershey
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Fuel your Eureka moments and become a successful inventor Envision breakthrough new products using the proven methods and applied reasoning techniques of today's successful inventors. The Eureka Method: How to Think Like an Inventor lays out a systematic... (read more)

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Flash of Genius: And Other True Stories of Invention
Flash of Genius: And Other True Stories of Invention
by John Seabrook
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Flash of Genius And Other True Stories of Invention by John Seabrook, staff writer for The New Yorker,  is a collection of true stories about where great ideas come from, and is the basis for the Major Motion Picture starring Greg Kinnear... (read more)

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Where Stuff Comes from: How Toasters, Toilets, Cars, Computers and Many Other Things Come to Be as They Are
Where Stuff Comes from: How Toasters, Toilets, Cars, Computers and Many Other Things Come to Be as They Are
by Harvey L. Molotch
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No toaster is an island. In fact, as Harvey Molotch demonstrates in this sparkling tour of how things are created, the everyday objects of our life are a delicate and clever intermingling of design, timing and functionality that mirrors contemporary life.... (read more)

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Leonardo Da Vinci: the Complete Works
Leonardo Da Vinci: the Complete Works
by Leonardo Da Vinci
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This captivating book provides the reader with a unique insight into the life and work of one of history's most intriguing figures. 640 pages of colour artworks and photographs of Da Vinci's original notebooks.... (read more)

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