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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
by Dava Sobel
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This smart little (5x7.5") book contains the engrossing story of John Harrison's (1693-1776) 40-year obsession with the "the longitude problem" which resulted in what is known today as the chronometer, a tool that finally made accurate ocean... (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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“Venter instills awe for biology as it is, and as it might become in our hands.” —Publishers Weekly On May 20, 2010, headlines around the world announced one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in modern science: the creation of the... (read more)

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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character
by Richard Phillips Feynman
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Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek; cracking... (read more)

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Est Level 1 Trainee Guide, Paperback
Est Level 1 Trainee Guide, Paperback
by Nccer
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This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Introduction to the Trade, Wood and Masonry Construction Methods... (read more)

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Making Modern Science : Historical Survey (05 Edition)
Making Modern Science : Historical Survey (05 Edition)
by Peter J. Bowler
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White coats, Bunsen burners, beakers, flasks, and pipettesand#151;the furnishings of the chemistry laboratory are familiar to most of us from our school days, but just how did these items come to be the crucial tools of science? Examining the history of... (read more)

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The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
by Jon Gertner
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The definitive history of America's greatest incubator of technological innovationand#160;In this first full portrait of the legendary Bell Labs, journalist Jon Gertner takes readers behind one of the greatest collaborations between business and science... (read more)

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The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Touchstone Books)
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Touchstone Books)
by David McCullough
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This monumental book tells the enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nations history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the... (read more)

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You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto (Vintage)
You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto (Vintage)
by Jaron Lanier
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Proceed carefully. Reading this book is like biting into a jalapeño jelly bean that you thought was pear flavored. Startling, eye-opening, and a bit unnerving, Lanier's manifesto could be the key to preserving autonomy as increased technological... (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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What does E=mc2 really mean? What is DNA? What was the big bang? These scientific concepts have changed our perception of the world…but for many of us they remain mysteries, bits and pieces of information retained from classroom lectures but never... (read more)

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JavaScript and Jquery: Interactive Front-End Web Development
JavaScript and Jquery: Interactive Front-End Web Development
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Learn How To Read and write JavaScript Make your sites more interactive Use jQuery to simplify your code Recreate popular web techniques Techniques Include Slideshows and lightboxes Improved forms and validation Using Ajax, APIs, and JSON Filtering... (read more)

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Unimolecular Reactions
Unimolecular Reactions
by Wendell Forst
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Annals of the Former World
Annals of the Former World
by John McPhee
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States, he planned to describe a cross section of... (read more)

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How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog
How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog
by Chad Orzel
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They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But what about relativity?Physics professor Chad Orzel and his inquisitive canine companion, Emmy, tackle the concepts of general relativity in this irresistible introduction to Einstein’s... (read more)

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Statistics Workbook for Dummies
Statistics Workbook for Dummies
by Deborah Rumsey, Ph.d.
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Deborah Rumsey has a PhD in Statistics from The Ohio State University (1993). Upon graduating, she joined the faculty in the Department of Statistics at Kansas State University, winning the distinguished Presidential Teaching Award and earning tenure and... (read more)

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Thirteen Books of the Elements Volume 1 2ND Edition
Thirteen Books of the Elements Volume 1 2ND Edition
by Euclid
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VOLUME I.   INTRODUCTION.     FACSIMILE OF A PAGE OF THE BODLEIAN MS. OF THE ELEMENTS. Frontispiece     I. EUCLID AND THE TRADITIONS ABOUT HIM     II. EUCLID'S OTHER WORKS     III. GREEK... (read more)

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Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America (13 Edition)
Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America (13 Edition)
by Ernest Freeberg
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A sweeping history of the electric light revolution and the birth of modern America and#160; The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but more than any other invention, Thomas Edisonand#8217;s incandescent light... (read more)

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Flushed: How the Plumber Saved Civilization
Flushed: How the Plumber Saved Civilization
by W. Hodding Carter
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"The unsung hero of human history was, of course, the Brain of Drains, the Hub of Tubs, the Power of Showers, the Brewer of Sewers...the humble plumber." -- W. Hodding Carter When we consider the amenities that really make a difference in our well-being,... (read more)

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Elegant Universe : Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (03 Edition)
Elegant Universe : Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (03 Edition)
by Brian Greene
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Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter--from the smallest quarks to the most... (read more)

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What Do You Care What Other People Think? Further Adventures of a Curious Character
What Do You Care What Other People Think? Further Adventures of a Curious Character
by Richard P Feynman
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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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