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Mindless: Why Smarter Machines are Making Dumber Humans

Simon Head · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

We live in the age of Computer Business Systems (CBSs) - the highly complex, computer-intensive management programs on which large organizations increasingly rely. In Mindless, Simon Head argues that these systems have come to trump human expertise, dictating the goals and strategies of a wide...
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More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing

Diane Ravitch · Haymarket Books
Format: Book

For too long so-called education reformers, mostly billionaires, politicians, and others with little or no background in teaching, have gotten away with using standardized testing to punish our nations youth and educators. Now, across the country, students are walking out, parents are opting...
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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2017: Special Anniversary Edition

Old Farmer'S Almanac. · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

What is 225 years old yet always of the moment? The Old Farmer's Almanac! America's oldest continuously published periodical, beloved by generations for being "useful, with a pleasant degree of humor," celebrates its unique history with a special edition and more readers...
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The Perfection of the Paper Clip: Curious Tales of Invention, Accidental Genius, and Stationery Obsession

James Ward · Touchstone
Format: Hardcover

This wonderfully quirky book will change the way you look at your desk forever with stories of accidental genius, bitter rivalries, and an appreciation for everyday objects, like the humble but perfectly designed paper clip and the utilitarian, irreplaceable pencil.How many of humanity's...
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Graduate Programs in Engineering & Applied Sciences 2015

Peterson's · Peterson's; 49 edition
Format: Hardcover

Peterson's Graduate Programs in Engineering & Applied Sciences 2015 contains comprehensive profiles of more than 3,850 graduate programs in all relevant disciplines-including aerospace/aeronautical engineering, agricultural engineering & bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil and environmental...
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Make: Getting Started with Arduino: The Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform

Massimo Banzi · Maker Media, Inc
Pages: 262
Format: Paperback

Arduino is the hot open source prototyping platform for artists, hobbyists, students, and anyone who wants to create interactive physical environments. Getting Started with Arduino is co-authored by Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi, and incorporates his experience in teaching, using, and creating...
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NFPA 70: National Electrical Code

National Electrical Code Committee · Natl Fire Protection Assn

"Throughout the United States and around the world, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) sets the foundation for electrical safety in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. The 2017 edition of this trusted Code presents the latest comprehensive regulations for electrical...
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Utopia is creepy : and other provocations

Nicholas Carr · W W Norton
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

With a razor wit, Nicholas Carr cuts through Silicon Valley s unsettlingly cheery vision of the technological future to ask a hard question: Have we been seduced by a lie? Gathering a decade s worth of posts from his blog, Rough Type, as well as his seminal essays, Utopia Is Creepy offers...
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2015 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings

International Code Council · ICC
Format: Book

This comprehensive code for homebuilding combines building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and electrical provisions into a single resource. The 2015 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE FOR ONE- AND TWO- FAMILY DWELLINGS SOFT COVER uses these provisions to provide detailed insight into...
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