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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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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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Dr. Stephen Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than 30 books. Among his New York Times best-sellers are: Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6, 1944, and Undaunted Courage. He was not... (read more)

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Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
by George Dyson
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“It is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence,” twenty-four-year-old Alan Turing announced in 1936. In Turing’s Cathedral, George Dyson focuses on a small group of men and women, led by... (read more)

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You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto (Vintage)
You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto (Vintage)
by Jaron Lanier
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Proceed carefully. Reading this book is like biting into a jalapeño jelly bean that you thought was pear flavored. Startling, eye-opening, and a bit unnerving, Lanier's manifesto could be the key to preserving autonomy as increased technological... (read more)

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Making Modern Science : Historical Survey (05 Edition)
Making Modern Science : Historical Survey (05 Edition)
by Peter J. Bowler
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White coats, Bunsen burners, beakers, flasks, and pipettesand#151;the furnishings of the chemistry laboratory are familiar to most of us from our school days, but just how did these items come to be the crucial tools of science? Examining the history of... (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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This smart little (5x7.5") book contains the engrossing story of John Harrison's (1693-1776) 40-year obsession with the "the longitude problem" which resulted in what is known today as the chronometer, a tool that finally made accurate ocean... (read more)

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The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
by Jon Gertner
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The definitive history of America's greatest incubator of technological innovationand#160;In this first full portrait of the legendary Bell Labs, journalist Jon Gertner takes readers behind one of the greatest collaborations between business and science... (read more)

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The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
by Ray Kurzweil
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“Venter instills awe for biology as it is, and as it might become in our hands.” —Publishers Weekly On May 20, 2010, headlines around the world announced one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in modern science: the creation of the... (read more)

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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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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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. . . Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer have ventured beyond ordinary history of science or history of ideas to produce a novel 'exercise in the sociology of scientific knowledge.' . . . a historical study rich in new interpretations and notable for the... (read more)

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Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud
Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud
by Robert L Park
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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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Idea Factory (13 Edition)
Idea Factory (13 Edition)
by Jon Gertner
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andldquo;A touching and absorbing portrait of one of the forgotten heroes of World War II . . . A. J. Baime has given us a memorable portrait not just of an industry going to war but of a remarkable figure who helped to make victory possible.andrdquo... (read more)

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Tesla: Man Out of Time
Tesla: Man Out of Time
by Margaret Cheney
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In Tesla: Man Out of Time, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists and inventors. Called a madman by his enemies, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla... (read more)

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Six Degrees the Science of a Connected Age
Six Degrees the Science of a Connected Age
by Duncan J Watts
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Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America (13 Edition)
Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America (13 Edition)
by Ernest Freeberg
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A sweeping history of the electric light revolution and the birth of modern America and#160; The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but more than any other invention, Thomas Edisonand#8217;s incandescent light... (read more)

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Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet
Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet
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David Plotnikoff andlt;Iandgt;San Jose Mercury Newsandlt;/Iandgt; The book, almost certainly destined to be the definitive work on the birth and early years of the Internet, is sweeping in scope....Whoever chooses to write the next chapter in the saga... (read more)

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Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
by Neil Postman
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Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo
Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo
by Galileo Galilei
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Flushed: How the Plumber Saved Civilization
Flushed: How the Plumber Saved Civilization
by W. Hodding Carter
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"The unsung hero of human history was, of course, the Brain of Drains, the Hub of Tubs, the Power of Showers, the Brewer of Sewers...the humble plumber." -- W. Hodding Carter When we consider the amenities that really make a difference in our well-being,... (read more)

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