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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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The Knowledge Web: From Electronic Agents to Stonehenge and Back -- And Other Journeys Through Knowledge
The Knowledge Web: From Electronic Agents to Stonehenge and Back -- And Other Journeys Through Knowledge
by James Burke
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In andlt;Iandgt;The Knowledge Web,andlt;/Iandgt; James Burke, the bestselling author and host of television's andlt;Iandgt;Connectionsandlt;/Iandgt; series, takes us on a fascinating tour through the interlocking threads of knowledge running through... (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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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
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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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Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology
Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology
by Eric Drexler
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This brilliant work heralds the new age of nanotechnology, which will give us thorough and inexpensive control of the structure of matter.  Drexler examines the enormous implications of these developments for medicine, the economy, and the... (read more)

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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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Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success
Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success
by Ken Segall
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Simplicity isn’t just a design principle at Apple—it’s a value that permeates every level of the organization. It’s what helped Apple recover from near death in 1997 to become the most valuable company on earth in 2012. As ad... (read more)

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Light from the East: How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World
Light from the East: How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World
by John Freely
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Long before the European Renaissance, while the Western world was languishing in what was once called the “Dark Ages,” the Arab world was ablaze with the knowledge, invention, and creativity of its Golden Age. Through the astrologers... (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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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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