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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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Blondie24: Playing at the Edge of AI
Blondie24: Playing at the Edge of AI
by David B Fogel
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through her evolution into an expert-rated checkers player, based on her impressive success in Internet competition. Explains the foundations of evolutionary computation, simply and clearly. Presents complex material in an engaging style for readers with... (read more)

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DuPont: From the Banks of the Brandywine to Miracles of Science
DuPont: From the Banks of the Brandywine to Miracles of Science
by Adrian Kinnane
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In 1802 E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company sprouted, like an acorn, close to the young oak of American life. In the early years DuPont explosives helped the new nation build canals and railroads, ports and harbors, and dams and mines. DuPont munitions... (read more)

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The Illustrated, Almanac of Science, Technology, and Invention: Day by Day Facts, Figures, and the Fanciful
The Illustrated, Almanac of Science, Technology, and Invention: Day by Day Facts, Figures, and the Fanciful
by Raymond Francis
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A beautifully illustrated volume, this almanac serves as an invaluable companion for those who have an insatiable curiosity about the world around them. Entertaining and engrossing, this book can be used as a learning tool, a reference book, or as a fun "... (read more)

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The Invisible Computer: Why Good Products Can Fail, the Personal Computer Is So Complex, and Information Appliances Are the Solution
The Invisible Computer: Why Good Products Can Fail, the Personal Computer Is So Complex, and Information Appliances Are the Solution
by Donald A Norman
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Technologies have a life cycle, says Donald Norman, and companies and their products must change as they pass from youth to maturity. Alas, the computer industry thinks it is still in its rebellious teenage years, exulting in technical complexity... (read more)

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Galileo on the World Systems
Galileo on the World Systems
by Galileo
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Galileo's 1632 book, Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican, comes alive for twentieth-century readers thanks to Maurice Finocchiaro's brilliant new translation and presentation. Condemned by the Inquisition for its heretical... (read more)

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Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World's Most Colorful Company
Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World's Most Colorful Company
by Owen W. Linzmayer
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Apple Confidential examines the tumultuous history of America's best-known Silicon Valley start-up--from its legendary founding almost 30 years ago, through a series of disastrous executive decisions, to its return to... (read more)

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Absolute Zero: And the Conquest of Cold
Absolute Zero: And the Conquest of Cold
by Tom Shachtman
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Shachtman presents the fascinating story of the scientific effort to master cold, from the creation of thermometers to the attainment of temperatures billionths of a degree above absolute zero.... (read more)

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Telecosm: The World After Bandwidth Abundance
Telecosm: The World After Bandwidth Abundance
by George Gilder
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The guru of high technology and a man whose "slightest utterance can move stocks" (The Wall Street Journal) presents a clear, cogent vision of the future of telecommunications; what it will mean in our everyday lives; and how savvy investors can get on... (read more)

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Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution
Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution
by Fred Vogelstein
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Behind the bitter rivalry between Apple and Google — and how it's reshaping the way we think about technology. The rise of smartphones and tablets has altered the business of making computers. At the center of this change are Apple and Google, two... (read more)

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The Internet: A Historical Encyclopedia
The Internet: A Historical Encyclopedia
by Laura Lambert
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The first version of this reference won the RUSA Award for Outstanding Reference Source in 2000. Now expanded to three volumes, the new edition includes a fully revised and extended chronology volume, a volume of biographies, and a volume with articles... (read more)

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Fire in the Belly: Building a World-Leading High-Tech Company from Scratch in Tumultuous Times
Fire in the Belly: Building a World-Leading High-Tech Company from Scratch in Tumultuous Times
by Jerry D Neal
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A fascinating look behind RF Micro Devices, the world's leading supplier of cell-phone power amplifiers, which exemplifies the wild ride through the technology boom of the 1990s.... (read more)

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The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs
The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs
by Michael Belfiore
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From Smithsonian Books, The Department of Mad Scientists is the first trade book ever on DARPA—the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency—the maverick and controversial agency whose futuristic work has had amazing military and... (read more)

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Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey
Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey
by Peter J Bowler
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The development of science, according to respected scholars Peter J. Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus, expands our knowledge and control of the world in ways that affect-but are also affected by-society and culture. In Making Modern Science, a text designed... (read more)

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On the Beauty of Science: A Nobel Laureate Reflects on the Universe, God, and the Nature of Discovery
On the Beauty of Science: A Nobel Laureate Reflects on the Universe, God, and the Nature of Discovery
by Herbert A. Hauptman
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In this memoir of a long, distinguished career devoted to scientific research, world-renowned mathematician Herbert A. Hauptman recounts both the joys and the disappointments of his lifelong quest to induce nature to "reveal her secrets." In 1985, Dr... (read more)

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The End of Big: How the Digital Revolution Makes David the New Goliath
The End of Big: How the Digital Revolution Makes David the New Goliath
by Nicco Mele
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Governments fear—and sometimes fall before—individuals relying only on social media. Major political parties see their power eroded by grassroots forces through online fund-raising. Universities scramble to preserve their student... (read more)

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Holding on to Reality: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium
Holding on to Reality: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium
by Albert Borgmann
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Holding On to Reality is a brilliant history of information, from its inception in the natural world to its role in the transformation of culture to the current Internet mania and is attendant assets and liabilities. Drawing on the history of ideas, the... (read more)

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Wittgenstein Flies a Kite: A Story of Models of Wings and Models of the World
Wittgenstein Flies a Kite: A Story of Models of Wings and Models of the World
by Susan G Sterrett
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This richly textured historical story takes readers to the place where the Wright brothers who flew the first airplane meet the philosophy of an Austrian genius, Wittgenstein, one of the most enduringly popular philosophers of the 20th century.... (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 new edition of the acclaimed bestseller is lavishly illustrated to convey, in pictures as in words, Bill Bryson’s exciting, informative journey into the world of science. In A Short History of Nearly Everything, the bestselling author of... (read more)

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Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of the Electronic Age
Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of the Electronic Age
by Joel N. Shurkin
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When William Shockley invented the transistor, the world was changed forever and he was awarded the Nobel Prize. But today Shockley is often remembered only for his incendiary campaigning about race, intelligence, and genetics. His dubious research led... (read more)

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