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The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future

Jenny Linford · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Comprehensive illustrated guide to the history of U.S. and international space exploration, both manned and unmannedThroughout history, humans have been fascinated by space. From the Babylonian astronomers of 700 BCE who charted the paths of planets, to the ancient Inca and Aztec builders...
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Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Max Tegmark · Vintage
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

In this authoritative and eye-opening book, Max Tegmark describes and illuminates the recent, path-breaking advances in Artificial Intelligence and how it is poised to overtake human intelligence. How will AI affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise...
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Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution―and Why America Might Miss It

Susan Crawford · Yale University Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

The world of fiber optic connections reaching neighborhoods, homes, and businesses will represent as great a change from what came before as the advent of electricity. The virtually unlimited amounts of data we'll be able to send and receive through fiber‑optic connections will enable...
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MCAT Biochemistry Review 2019-2020: Online Book

Alexander Stone Macnow · Kaplan Publishing
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

Kaplan's MCAT Biochemistry Review 2019-2020 offers an expert study plan, detailed subject review, and hundreds of online and in-book practice questions - all authored by the experts behind the MCAT prep course that has helped more people get into medical school than all other major...
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A History of America in 100 Maps

Susan Schulten · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Throughout its history, America has been defined through maps. Whether made for military strategy or urban reform, to encourage settlement or to investigate disease, maps invest information with meaning by translating it into visual form. They capture what people knew, what they thought...
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Grit and Gold: The Death Valley Jayhawkers of 1849

Jean Johnson · University of Nevada Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

No other Western settlement story is more famous than the Donner Party's ill-fated journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. But a few years later and several hundred miles south, another group faced a similar situation just as perilous. Scrupulously researched and documented, Grit...
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Space Stations: The Art, Science, and Reality of Working in Space

Gary Kitmacher · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A rich visual history of real and fictional space stations, illustrating pop culture's influence on the development of actual space stations and vice versaSpace stations represent both the summit of space technology and, possibly, the future of humanity beyond Earth. Space Stations:...
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No One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future

Samuel I. Schwartz · PublicAffairs
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The country's leading transport expert describes how the driverless vehicle revolution will transform highways, cities, workplaces and laws not just here, but across the globe. Our time at the wheel is done. Driving will become illegal, as human drivers will be demonstrably more dangerous...
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Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement

JUDITH B TANKARD · Timber Press
Pages: 300
Format: Hardcover

The rich legacy of the Arts and Crafts Movement has been enthusiastically hailed by historians, architects, and designers. Most known for its influence on architecture and art, the movement also played an important role in the garden world by defining the garden as a harmonious component...
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ABA Consumer Guide to Understanding and Protecting Your Credit Rights: A Practical Resource For Maintaining Good Credit

Daniel A Edelman · American Bar Association
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

ABA Consumer Guide to Understanding and Protecting Your Credit Rights: A Practical Resource For Maintaining Good Credit tells you all you need to know about basic rights with respect to obtaining and protecting your credit. It describes rights under federal law and under common types of state...
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