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Patents and Inventions
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Success Through Failure: The Paradox of Design

Henry Petroski

"Success through Failure is an insightful and accessible foray into design. The book is a page-turner, with an intensity that builds as you read. I found myself waiting for discussions of various topics--from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to the space... (read more)

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How Economics Shapes Science

Paula Stephan

The beauty of science may be pure and eternal, but the practice of science costs money. And scientists, being human, respond to incentives and costs, in money and glory. Choosing a research topic, deciding what papers to write and where to publish them... (read more)

Audubon Rack
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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals (Audubon Society Field Guide)

National Audubon Society

Perfect for mountain climbers and hikers, this valuable reference covers more rocks and minerals in North America than any other available guide. 794 full-color photographs depict all the important rocks, gems, and minerals -- in many variations of color... (read more)

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Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings #575: Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology VI: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings

Sanjay Mathur

This issue features fourteen peer-reviewed papers originating from The 6th International Symposium on Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology. It includes Nanostructured coatings by cluster beam deposition; a new greener synthetic route to cadmium... (read more)

Chaos and Complexity
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Turbulent Mirror: An Illustrated Guide to Chaos Theory and the Science of Wholeness

John Briggs

Until recently, such phenomena as the volatility of weather systems, the fluctuation of the shock market, or the random firing of neurons in the brain were considered too "noisy" and complex to be probed by science. But now, with the aid of high-speed... (read more)

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Bench AIDS for the Morphological Diagnosis of Anaemia

World Health Organization

The bench aids for the diagnosis of anaemia from blood film morphology are intended as a guide for both doctors and technical laboratory staff working in haematology and as a teaching aid for students and trainees. Following measurement of haemoglobin... (read more)

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)

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