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A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson
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This learned and amusing work covers the origin of the universe to the human genome. A welcome journey with Bryson in typical wise and witty fashion.... (read more)

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Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
by Walter Isaacson
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF STEVE JOBS. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than... (read more)

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Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field: How Two Men Revolutionized Physics
Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field: How Two Men Revolutionized Physics
by Nancy Forbes
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Nancy Forbes is an experienced science writer with over twenty-five publications in the area of science and technology including Imitation of Life:  How Biology Is Inspiring Computing (MIT Press, 2004). She has also served as a contributing editor... (read more)

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The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch
The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch
by Lewis Dartnell
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How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch? If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of... (read more)

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Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction
Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction
by Gary B Ferngren
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Written by distinguished historians of science and religion, the thirty essays in this volume survey the relationship of Western religious traditions to science from the beginning of the Christian era to the late twentieth century. This wide-ranging... (read more)

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Empires of Vision: A Reader (Objects/Histories: Critical Perspectives on Art, Material Culture, and Representation)
Empires of Vision: A Reader (Objects/Histories: Critical Perspectives on Art, Material Culture, and Representation)
by Martin Jay
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Empires of Vision brings together pieces by some of the most influential scholars working at the intersection of visual culture studies and the history of European imperialism. The essays and excerpts focus on the paintings, maps, geographical surveys... (read more)

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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
by Nicholas Carr
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“Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates... (read more)

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The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
by Leonard Mlodinow
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In this irreverent and illuminating book, acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, change, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from a... (read more)

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The Soul of a New Machine
The Soul of a New Machine
by Tracy Kidder
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Tracy Kidder's Pulitzer Prize winning phenomenon! From the bestselling author of House and Among Schoolchildren comes the astonishing true story of the "Hardy Boys" and "Microkids" of Data General Corporation--dedicated technological wizards who... (read more)

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Inventing Modern America: From the Microwave to the Mouse
Inventing Modern America: From the Microwave to the Mouse
by David E. Brown
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andlt;Pandgt;Inventing Modern America profiles thirty-five inventors who exemplify the rich technological creativity of the United States over the past century. The range of their contributions is broad. They have helped transform our homes, our... (read more)

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The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
by Natalie Angier
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Another winner from one of the best science writers around, The Canon, like Bill Bryson's Short History of Nearly Everything, provides a pleasurable understanding of science.... (read more)

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Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps: Empires of Time
Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps: Empires of Time
by Peter Galison
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A dramatic new account of the parallel quests to harness time that culminated in the revolutionary science of relativity, Einstein's Clocks, Poincar's Mapsis "part history, part science, part adventure, part biography, part meditation on the meaning of... (read more)

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Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life
Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life
by Steven Shapin
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In the aftermath of the English Civil War, as people were groping for new forms of political order, Robert Boyle built an air-pump to do exper­iments. Does the story of Roundheads and Restoration have something to do with the origins of experimental sci... (read more)

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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
by Nicholas Carr
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Nominated as a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, The Shallows is a fascinating look at the cultural implications and neuroscientific consequences of the Internet Age. The Internet is an unprecedented educational tool and time... (read more)

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Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution
Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution
by Lisa Jardine
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From the author of the highly acclaimed "Worldly Goods, " a brilliant rethinking of the most exciting period in science--the Renaissance--connecting the era's famous leaps of imagination in the humanities with the creative inspiration behind its... (read more)

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The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
by Richard Holmes
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Richard Holmes's The Age of Wonder is at once a history of Regency-era scientific discovery and a meditation on what the pursuit of science says about us as individuals and as a culture. Scrupulously researched and deftly told, this book is an epic... (read more)

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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
by Dava Sobel
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Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that “the longitude problem” was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day—and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the... (read more)

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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869
Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869
by Stephen E. Ambrose
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In this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Stephen E. Ambrose offers a historical successor to his universally acclaimed Undaunted Courage, which recounted the explorations of the West by Lewis and Clark. Nothing Like... (read more)

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Technology and the American Way of War Since 1945
Technology and the American Way of War Since 1945
by Thomas G Mahnken
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No nation in recent history has placed greater emphasis on the role of technology in planning and waging war than the United States. In World War II the wholesale mobilization of American science and technology culminated in the detonation of the atomic... (read more)

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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
by Sherry Turkle
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Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But, as MIT technology and... (read more)

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