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Artifacts: An Archaeologist's Year in Silicon Valley
Artifacts: An Archaeologist's Year in Silicon Valley
by Christine Finn
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andlt;Pandgt;Silicon Valley, a small place with few identifiable geologic or geographic features, has achieved a mythical reputation in a very short time. The modern material culture of the Valley may be driven by technology, but it also encompasses... (read more)

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Rembrandts' in the Attic
Rembrandts' in the Attic
by Kevin G Rivette
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"Rembrandts in the Attic" provides the first practical and strategic guide that shows CEOs and other managers how to unlock the enormous financial and competitive power hidden in their patent portfolios. The authors show how some of the world's most... (read more)

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What Technology Wants (10 Edition)
What Technology Wants (10 Edition)
by Kevin Kelly
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andquot;More thriller than primer, this is the best technology book I have ever read.andquot; -Nicholas Negroponte, author of Being Digital In this provocative book, one of today's most respected thinkers turns the conversation about technology on its... (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 Best of Technology Writing 2008
The Best of Technology Writing 2008
by Clive Thompson
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No one covers technology with more insight or panache than Clive Thompson. I can't imagine anyone better qualified to curate this fascinating series. ---Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired magazine and author of The Long Tail Editor Clive Thompson... (read more)

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Apple Confidential: The Real Story of Apple Computer, Inc.
Apple Confidential: The Real Story of Apple Computer, Inc.
by Owen W Linzmayer
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Journalist Owen Linzmayer explores Apple's tumultuous history, from its legendary founding, through a series of disastrous executive decisions, to its recent return to profitability. Backed by exhaustive research, the book debunks many of the myths and... (read more)

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Play Money: Or, How I Quit My Day Job and Made Millions Trading Virtual Loot
Play Money: Or, How I Quit My Day Job and Made Millions Trading Virtual Loot
by Julian Dibbell
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Play Money explores the remarkable new phenomenon of MMORPGs, or Massively MultiPlayer Online Role-Playing Games, in which hundreds of thousands of players operate fantasy characters in virtual environments. With city-sized populations, these games... (read more)

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The Gecko's Foot: Bio- Inspiration: Engineering New Materials from Nature
The Gecko's Foot: Bio- Inspiration: Engineering New Materials from Nature
by Peter Forbes
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“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” When Frank Lloyd Wright said this, he probably wasn’t envisioning self-cleaning surfaces, the photonic crystal, or Velcro. But nature has indeed yielded such inventions for... (read more)

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The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media (Leonardo Book)
The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media (Leonardo Book)
by Peter Lunenfeld
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Computers linked to networks have created the first broadly used systems that allow individuals to create, distribute, and receive audiovisual content with the same box. They challenge theorists of digital culture to develop interaction-based models to... (read more)

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Inventing Modern: Growing Up with X-Rays, Skycrapers, and Tailfins
Inventing Modern: Growing Up with X-Rays, Skycrapers, and Tailfins
by John H Lienhard
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-283) and index.... (read more)

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Hardcore Inventing: Invent, Protect, Promote, and Profit from Your Ideas
Hardcore Inventing: Invent, Protect, Promote, and Profit from Your Ideas
by Rob Yanover
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Based on the authors experience in the world of inventing and promotion, Hardcore Inventing offers the kind of advice you can only learn from experience: how to developing an idea into an invention, how to build a prototype for show, how to safeguard... (read more)

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Masterworks of Technology: The Story of Creative Engineering, Architecture, and Design
Masterworks of Technology: The Story of Creative Engineering, Architecture, and Design
by E. E. Lewis
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An exploration of how engineering, science, architecture, and design came together through the ages to create the technological world of the 21st century.... (read more)

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Engineering the World: Stories from the First 75 Years of Texas Instruments
Engineering the World: Stories from the First 75 Years of Texas Instruments
by Caleb Pirtle
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This volume celebrates the can-do, risk-taking, creative pioneers of Texas Instruments from its inception in the 1930s as a tiny geophysical exploration company working out of the back of a truck in the oilfields of the Southwest, to its status in the... (read more)

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A Professor, a President, and a Meteor: The Birth of American Science
A Professor, a President, and a Meteor: The Birth of American Science
by Cathryn J Prince
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When a fiery meteor crash in 1807 lit up the dark early-morning sky in Weston, Connecticut, it did more than startle the few farmers in the sleepy village. More importantly, it sparked the curiosity of Benjamin Silliman, a young chemistry professor at... (read more)

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From Falling Bodies To Radio Waves: Classical Physicists and Their Discoveries (07 Edition)
From Falling Bodies To Radio Waves: Classical Physicists and Their Discoveries (07 Edition)
by Emilio Segre
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Meet a diverse group of highly original thinkers and learn about their lives and achievements: Galileo, a founding father of astronomy and physics; Christiaan Huygens, a seventeenth-century pioneer of wave-particle duality; and Isaac Newton, the English... (read more)

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The Great American Jet Pack: The Quest for the Ultimate Individual Lift Device
The Great American Jet Pack: The Quest for the Ultimate Individual Lift Device
by Steve Lehto
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For a few decades, jet packs seemed to be everywhere: on Gilligans Island, Lost in Space, Thunderball, and even the opening ceremony of the 1984 Olympics. Inventors promised wed all be flying with them now, enabling us to zoom around effortlessly in the... (read more)

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The Eureka! Moment: 100 Key Scientific Discoveries of the 20th Century
The Eureka! Moment: 100 Key Scientific Discoveries of the 20th Century
by Rupert Lee
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Genius, Einstein said, is 99% perspiration. The other 1%--the moment of inspiration and insight--provides some of the best stories of our time. From superconductors to the Big Bang, the best tales of scientific revelation are collected in "The Eureka... (read more)

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Practical Matter: Newton's Science in the Service of Industry and Empire, 1687-1851, (New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine)
Practical Matter: Newton's Science in the Service of Industry and Empire, 1687-1851, (New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine)
by Margaret C Jacob
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Margaret Jacob and Larry Stewart examine the profound transformation that began in 1687. From the year when Newton published his Principia to the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851, science gradually became central to Western thought and economic... (read more)

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Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet
Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet
by Abraham H. Foxman
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Emboldened by anonymity, individuals and organizations from both left and right are freely spewing hateful vitriol on the Internet without worrying about repercussions.Lies, bullying, conspiracy theories, bigoted and racist rants, and calls for violence... (read more)

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Short History of Nearly Everything
Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson
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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most... (read more)

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