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Revolution of Wisdom: Studies in the Claims & Practice of Ancient Greek Science
Revolution of Wisdom: Studies in the Claims & Practice of Ancient Greek Science
by G E R Lloyd
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G.E.R. Lloyd's wide-ranging and historical study of the development of Greek science is a valuable contribution to current debates in the philosophy of language, on the analysis of scientific revolutions, and the rationality of science.... (read more)

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The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance
The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance
by Fritjof Capra
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Leonardo’s pioneering scientific work was virtually unknown during his lifetime. Yet, acclaimed scientist and bestselling author Fritjof Capra reveals that Leonardo was in many ways the unacknowledged “father of modern science.”... (read more)

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The Very Next New Thing: Commentaries on the Latest Developments That Will Be Changing Your Life
The Very Next New Thing: Commentaries on the Latest Developments That Will Be Changing Your Life
by Gini Graham Scott
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The pace of change in the world has accelerated dramatically to the point where a concerted awareness and continual effort are required to keep up. As modern technology continually brings new developments throughout society at an ever-increasing rate, we... (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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The future of humanity in Kurzweil's eyes is a startling vision of humans moving beyond our biological bodies to join with computers — the human machine. Controversial and insightful, Singularity illuminates the technologies that are pushing the... (read more)

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Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy
Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy
by Seth Fletcher
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Lithium batteries may hold the key to an environmentally sustainable, oil-independent future. From electric cars to a “smart” power grid that can actually store electricity, letting us harness the powers of the sun and the wind and use them... (read more)

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The Infancy of Atomic Physics: Hercules in His Cradle
The Infancy of Atomic Physics: Hercules in His Cradle
by Alex Keller
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This compelling history portrays the faces and lives behind the beginnings of atomic science, from experiments in the 1880s to the era just after the First World War. It describes the dramatic discoveries as they were made, and it shows how they... (read more)

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Cosmic Imagery: Key Images in the History of Science
Cosmic Imagery: Key Images in the History of Science
by John D Barrow
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We live in a visual age, an age of images'"iconic, instant, and influential'"that have crystallized our conception of the large, the small, and the complex, of both inner and outer space. Some, like Robert Hooke's first microscopic views of the natural... (read more)

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Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World (American)
Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World (American)
by Simon Garfield
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Cartography enthusiasts rejoice: the bestselling author of Just My Type reveals the fascinating relationship between man and map. and#160; and#160; Simon Garfieldand#8217;s Just My Type illuminated the world of fonts and made everyone take a stand on... (read more)

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No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet
No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet
by Molly Knight Raskin
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No Better Time tells of a young, driven mathematical genius who wrote a set of algorithms that would create a faster, better Internet. Its the story of a beautiful friendship between a loud, irreverent student and his soft-spoken MIT professor, of a... (read more)

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The Illustrated on the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy
The Illustrated on the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy
by Stephen W Hawking
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Hawking's revolutionary look at the scientific discoveries that changed people's perceptions of the world now comes complete with color photographs and illustrations depicting theoretical models of the planets and their orbits.... (read more)

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Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life
Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life
by Gerard Goggin
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Providing the first comprehensive, accessible, and international introduction to cell phone culture and theory, this book is and clear and sophisticated overview of mobile telecommunications, putting the technology in historical and technical context... (read more)

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The Industrial Revolution in America: Communications, Agriculture and Meatpacking, Overview/Comparison (Industrial Revolution in America)
The Industrial Revolution in America: Communications, Agriculture and Meatpacking, Overview/Comparison (Industrial Revolution in America)
by Kevin Hillstrom
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The concluding three-volume set in ABC-CLIO's landmark Industrial Revolution in America series offers vivid reminders of how this economic renaissance changed virtually every facet of American life. CommunicationS≪/i> takes readers from the telegraph... (read more)

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Darwin's Devices: What Evolving Robots Can Teach Us about the History of Life and the Future of Technology
Darwin's Devices: What Evolving Robots Can Teach Us about the History of Life and the Future of Technology
by John Long
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What happens when we let robots play the game of life? The challenge of studying evolution is that the history of life is buried in the past—we can’t witness the dramatic events that shaped the adaptations we see today. But biorobotics... (read more)

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The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World
The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World
by Ken Alder
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You might not imagine that a simple unit of measurement could qualify as an explosive secret, driving scientific men to the limits of their sanity. But the length of the meter — conceived as one ten-millionth of the distance from the pole... (read more)

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The Wisdom of Science: Its Relevance to Culture and Religion
The Wisdom of Science: Its Relevance to Culture and Religion
by Hanbury Brown
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We live in a culture which, while largely dependent on science for its material welfare, is largely ignorant of the new ideas and perspectives on which science is based. This book examines the true significance of science and technology for society over... (read more)

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The Electronic Privacy Papers: Documents on the Battle for Privacy in the Age of Surveillance
The Electronic Privacy Papers: Documents on the Battle for Privacy in the Age of Surveillance
by Bruce Schneier
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Edited by internationally recognized security expert Bruce Schneier and privacy advocate David Banisar, this is the definitive collection of critical and previously classified government and industry documents. It enables you to fully understand... (read more)

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Don't Know Much about the Universe: Everything You Need to Know about the Cosmos But Never Learned
Don't Know Much about the Universe: Everything You Need to Know about the Cosmos But Never Learned
by Kenneth C Davis
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From the ancients who charted the stars, to Jules Verne and Flash Gordon, to The X-Files, Apollo 13, and Armageddon, subjects engaging the heavens and outer space have intrigued people through the ages. And yet so many of us look up at the night sky and... (read more)

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Emil Du Bois-Reymond: Neuroscience, Self, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Germany (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology)
Emil Du Bois-Reymond: Neuroscience, Self, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Germany (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology)
by Gabriel Ward Finkelstein
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Emil du Bois-Reymond is the most important forgotten intellectual of the nineteenth century. In his own time (1818--1896) du Bois-Reymond grew famous in his native Germany and beyond for his groundbreaking research in neuroscience and his provocative... (read more)

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Myths of Innovation
Myths of Innovation
by Scott Berkun
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In this hilarious and highly practical book, author and professional speaker Scott Berkun reveals the techniques behind what great communicators do, and shows how anyone can learn to use them well. For managers and teachers -- and anyone else who talks... (read more)

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American Firsts: Innovations, Discoveries, and Gadgets Born in the U.S.A.
American Firsts: Innovations, Discoveries, and Gadgets Born in the U.S.A.
by Stephen J Spignesi
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What would the world be like without all that the United States--in just over two short centuries--has achieved, invented, accomplished, and shared? The "invention" known as the United States of America has been the most influential force in the history... (read more)

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