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Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences
Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences
by Edward Tenner
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If computers really eliminate paperwork, why is the office recycling bin always overflowing? Why are the lines before the bank's ATMs often longer than the ones at the tellers' windows? Anyone who has ever pondered those questions will delight in Why... (read more)

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The Laws of Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life
The Laws of Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life
by John Maeda
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andlt;Pandgt;Finally, we are learning that simplicity equals sanity. We're rebelling against technology that's too complicated, DVD players with too many menus, and software accompanied by 75-megabyte "read me" manuals. The iPod's clean gadgetry has made... (read more)

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The Wonderful Future That Never Was: Flying Cars, Mail Delivery by Parachute, and Other Predictions from the Past
The Wonderful Future That Never Was: Flying Cars, Mail Delivery by Parachute, and Other Predictions from the Past
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Thanks to film and literature, the idea of robots and artificial intelligence has long intrigued us. The fascination continues with Popular MechanicsRobots, which gathers the very best of the magazineand#39;s fantastic robotic coverage and examines the... (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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"Science writers Forbes (Imitation of Life) and Mahon (The Man Who Changed Everything) explore the lives of ground-breaking physicists Michael Faraday and James Clerk Maxwell in this work that blends science history and lively biography. The authors... (read more)

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Panama Fever: The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time—The Building of the Panama Canal
Panama Fever: The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time—The Building of the Panama Canal
by Matthew Parker
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A thrilling tale of exploration, conquest, money, politics, and medicine. The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in human history. It literally required moving mountains, breaking the back of the great range that connects North and South America.... (read more)

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Sundials, Their Theory and Construction
Sundials, Their Theory and Construction
by Albert Edmund Waugh
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Have you every wanted to build a sundial or to understand how one works? Then you have probably been frustrated as you search vainly for help. Most books on the subject are either rare out-of-print works published centuries ago and available only in... (read more)

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Absinthe and Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously
Absinthe and Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously
by William Gurstelle
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A Selection of the Scientific American Book Club Want to add more excitement to your life? This daring combination of science, history, and DIY projects will show you how. Written for smart risk takers, it explores why danger is good for you... (read more)

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In Mortal Hands: A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age
In Mortal Hands: A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age
by Stephanie Cooke
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A landmark history of nuclear power from a veteran industry insider. Recent years have brought increased concern about nuclear proliferation and increased interest in nuclear power as a solution to the energy crisis, but few have truly come to terms... (read more)

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Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World
Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World
by Richard Rhodes
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a remarkable story of science history: how a ravishing film star and an avant-garde composer invented spread-spectrum radio, the technology that made wireless phones, GPS systems, and many other... (read more)

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Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World
Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World
by Simon Garfield
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The New York Times bestselling author of Just My Type and On the Map offers an ode to letter writing and its possible salvation in the digital age. Few things are as excitingand#151;and potentially life-changingand#151;as discovering an old letter. And... (read more)

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The Practical Pyromaniac: Build Fire Tornadoes, One-Candlepower Engines, Great Balls of Fire, and More Incendiary Devices
The Practical Pyromaniac: Build Fire Tornadoes, One-Candlepower Engines, Great Balls of Fire, and More Incendiary Devices
by William Gurstelle
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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)

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The Change Function: Why Some Technologies Take Off and Others Crash and Burn
The Change Function: Why Some Technologies Take Off and Others Crash and Burn
by Pip Coburn
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The ultimate guide to predicting winners and losers in high technology  Pip Coburn became famous for writing some of the liveliest reports on Wall Street. He quoted everyone from Machiavelli to HAL, Anaïs Nin to Yoda, Einstein to Gandhi... (read more)

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The Virtual Embodied: Presence/Practice/Technology
The Virtual Embodied: Presence/Practice/Technology
by John Wood
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The Virtual Embodied is intended to inform, provoke and delight. It explores the ideas of embodiment, knowledge, space, virtue and virtuality to address fundamental questions about technology and human presence. It juxtaposes cutting-edge theories... (read more)

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Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
by Steven Johnson
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Essential reading-and progressive thinking-on the subject of innovation, from the national bestselling author. Steven Johnson, an acknowledged bestselling leader on the subject of innovation, gathers-for a foundational text on the subject of innovation... (read more)

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Opening the Xbox: Inside Microsoft's Plan to Unleash an Entertainment Revolution
Opening the Xbox: Inside Microsoft's Plan to Unleash an Entertainment Revolution
by Dean Takahashi
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Inside Microsoft's Plan to Unleash an Entertainment Revolution The video game industry is expected to double in sales over the next five years. It has already eclipsed motion pictures to become one of the largest and fastest growing markets in history... (read more)

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The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World
The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World
by Laura J Snyder
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With the recent landing of the Mars rover Curiosity, it seems safe to assume that the idea of being curious is alive and well in modern scienceandmdash;that itandrsquo;s not merely encouraged but is seen as an essential component of the scientific... (read more)

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Code Name Ginger: The Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamen's Quest to Invent a New World
Code Name Ginger: The Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamen's Quest to Invent a New World
by Steve Kemper
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Kemper delivers a masterful narrative about the art of invention, the soul of an inventor, and the birth of a revolutionary machine--the much anticipated firsthand chronicle of the behind-the-scenes action in Dean Kamen's secret compound.... (read more)

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New Media, 1740-1915 (Media in Transition)
New Media, 1740-1915 (Media in Transition)
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andlt;Pandgt;Reminding us that all media were once new, this book challenges the notion that to study new media is to study exclusively today's new media. Examining a variety of media in their historic contexts, it explores those moments of transition... (read more)

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Medieval Technology and Social Change
Medieval Technology and Social Change
by Lynn Townsend White
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This study examines the role of technological innovation during the rise of social groups in the Middle... (read more)

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Not on My Watch: Hollywood Vs the Future
Not on My Watch: Hollywood Vs the Future
by Peter Dekom
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Twenty-first century technology, computer wizardry, digital effects, and easy Internet accessibility bring exciting new options to the Hollywood entertainment establishment--and these same dazzling techno miracles threaten to ruin Hollywood and its... (read more)

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