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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

by Steven Johnson

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas.

In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores...


Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds

by John Pickrell

The discovery of stunning, feathered dinosaur fossils coming out of China since 2006 suggests that these creatures were much more bird-like than paleontologists previously imagined. Further evidence—bones,...


The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty

by Robert P. Crease & Alfred Scharff Goldhaber

The fascinating story of how quantum mechanics went mainstream. The discovery of the quantum—the idea, born in the early 1900s in a remote corner of physics, that energy comes in finite packets instead of...


The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

by Jonathan Eig

The fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.

We know it simply as "the pill," yet its genesis was anything but simple. Jonathan Eig's masterful narrative...


The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

by Nicholas Carr

At once a celebration of technology and a warning about its misuse, The Glass Cage will change the way you think about the tools you use every day. In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind...


The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science

by Armand Marie Leroi

A brilliant study of Aristotle as biologist

The philosophical classics of Aristotle loom large over the history of Western thought, but the subject he most loved was biology. He wrote vast volumes about animals....


30 BeagleBone Black Projects for the Evil Genius

by Christopher Rush

Fiendishly Fun Ways to Use the BeagleBone Black!

This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to program and build fun and fascinating projects with the BeagleBone Black. You'll learn how to connect the BeagleBone...


The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is

by Roberto Trotta

From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries...


Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program)

by Kip Thorne & Stephen W. Hawking

Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy...


Smart Membranes and Sensors: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

by Annarosa Gugliuzza

This book facilitates the access to the various disciplines, highlighting their many points of contacts and making the clear the message that membrane-based sensors represent the future of the research in every...


Wave Propagation in Drilling, Well Logging and Reservoir Applications

by Wilson C. Chin

Wave propagation is central to all areas of petroleum engineering, e.g., drilling vibrations, MWD mud pulse telemetry, swab-surge, geophysical ray tracing, ocean and current interactions, electromagnetic wave...


Laser Surface Modification and Adhesion

by K. L. Mittal & Thomas Bahners

The book provides a unique overview on laser techniques and applications for the purpose of improving adhesion by altering surface chemistry and topography/morphology of the substrate. It details laser surface...


First to File: Patents for Today's Scientist and Engineer

by M. Henry Heines

Bridges the gap between the realistic needs and questions of scientists and engineers and the legal skills of professionals in the patent field at a level accessible to those with no legal training

• Written...


Natural Products Analysis: Instrumentation, Methods, and Applications

by Vladimir Havlicek & Jaroslav Spizek

This book highlights analytical chemistry instrumentation and practices applied to the analysis of natural products and their complex mixtures, describing techniques for isolating and characterizing natural...


The Structure of the Universe

by Paul Halpern

A tour of the current knowledge of the deep reaches of space and predictions for its future.


The Walking Whales: From Land to Water in Eight Million Years

by J. G. M. "Hans" Thewissen

Hans Thewissen, a leading researcher in the field of whale paleontology and anatomy, gives a sweeping first-person account of the discoveries that brought to light the early fossil record of whales. As evidenced...


SoccerTowns: Book One

by Andres Varela & Germán|Gonzalez, Carlos F Hernández

This is the first e-book edition in the series. SoccerTowns is the story of a group of friends who chose to travel and learn about the towns where soccer is played around the world. It starts in The United States...


Food Industry Design, Technology and Innovation

by Helmut Traitler, Birgit Coleman & Karen Hofmann

Food products have always been designed, but usually not consciously. Even when design has been part of the process, it has often been restricted to considerations of packaging, logos, fonts and colors.

But now...


Textiles for Residential and Commercial Interiors

by Amy Willbanks, Nancy Oxford & Dana Miller

Devoted entirely to textiles for interiors, Textiles for Residential and Commercial Interiors, 4th Edition, focuses on the most current fiber and fabric information including new fiber technology and nanofibers,...


Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy

by Thomas P. Keenan

“Technology is rapidly moving into our bodies,” writes cyber expert Keenan, “and this book gives a chilling look ahead into where that road may lead us – on a one way trip to the total surrender of privacy...