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How Things Work
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The New Way Things Work

David Macaulay

Winner of the 1991 Caldecott Medal for Black and White, author-illustrator David Macaulay has more than demonstrated his playful humor, imagination, and technical know-how in over fifteen books for children. His greatest success so far, though,... (read more)


Experiments
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The Practical Pyromaniac: Build Fire Tornadoes, One-Candlepower Engines, Great Balls of Fire, and More Incendiary Devices

William Gurstelle

The Practical Pyromaniac combines science, history, and DIY pyrotechnics to explain humankinds most useful and paradoxical tool: fire. William Gurstelle, author of the bestselling Backyard Ballistics and frequent contributor to Popular Mechanics and... (read more)


Oversized Books
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Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs

David Norman

An illustrated guide - for adults and children alike - to the fascinating prehistoric world of dinosaurs and pterosaurs.... (read more)


Chaos and Complexity
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The Perfect Swarm: The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life

Len Fisher

The process of "self-organization" reveals itself in the inanimate worlds of crystals and seashells, but, as Len Fisher shows, it is also evident in living organisms, from fish to ants to human beings. Understanding the "swarm intelligence" inherent in... (read more)


Isaac Asimov
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It's Been a Good Life

Isaac Asimov

New one-volume autobiography spans Asimov's life for the first time! As one of the most gifted and prolific writers of the twentieth century, Isaac Asimov became legendary for his inexhaustible creativity, wide-ranging intellectual curiosity, and talent... (read more)


Patents and Inventions
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Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists

Dustyn Roberts

Get Your Move On! In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists, you'll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art... (read more)


Microscopes
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C++ and Object-Oriented Numeric Computing for Scientists and Engineers

Daoqi Yang

This new text/reference presents an accessible, concise, but rather complete, introduction to the C++ programming language with special emphasis on object-oriented numeric computation for scientific and engineering program development. The description of... (read more)


Technology
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Trigonometry for Engineering Technology: With Mechanical, Civil, and Architectural Applications

Gary Powers

 Trigonometry for Engineering Technology is designed to teach the fundamentals to students new to the subject and is also useful for in-house training programs and as a self-study refresher. The text uses mechanical, civil, and architectural... (read more)


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