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Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography, New and Revised Edition

Franz Schulze · University Of Chicago Press; Second Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography is a major rewriting and expansion of Franz Schulze’s acclaimed 1985 biography, the first full treatment of the master German-American modern architect. Coauthored with architect Edward Windhorst, this revised edition, three times the length...
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Fire on the Horizon: The Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster

Tom Shroder · Harper; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition
Format: Hardcover

A real-life thriller in the tradition of The Perfect Storm In the spring of 2010 the world watched for weeks as more than 200 million gallons of crude oil billowed from a hole three miles deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Warnings of various and imminent environmental consequences dominated...
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Rare: The High-Stakes Race to Satisfy Our Need for the Scarcest Metals on Earth

Keith Veronese · Prometheus Books
Format: Hardcover

How will your life change when the supply of tantalum dries up? You may have never heard of this unusual metal, but without it smartphones would be instantly less omniscient, video game systems would falter, and laptops fail.  Tantalum is not alone.  Rhodium. Osmium. Niobium. Such refugees...
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Gravity's Kiss: The Detection of Gravitational Waves

H M Collins · The MIT Press
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

Scientists have been trying to confirm the existence of gravitational waves for fifty years. Then, in September 2015, came a "very interesting event" (as the cautious subject line in a physicist's email read) that proved to be the first detection of gravitational waves. In Gravity's...
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The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla (Lost Science (Adventures Unlimited Press))

Nikola Tesla · Adventures Unlimited Press
Pages: 351
Format: Paperback

Nikola Tesla's Electricity Unplugged is a unique anthology of hand-picked Tesla articles, arranged historically, which presents overwhelming and convincing evidence for the reality of Tesla's high efficiency, low cost wireless power transmission. Following in the footsteps of the editor's...
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The Conundrum

David Owen · Riverhead Trade; Original edition
Format: Paperback

The Conundrum is a mind-changing manifesto about the environment, efficiency and the real path to sustainability. Hybrid cars, fast trains, compact florescent light bulbs, solar panels, carbon offsets: Everything you've been told about living green is wrong. The quest for a breakthrough...
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Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

Brian McGinty · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 259
Format: Print book

The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.In the early hours of May 6, 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge -- the first railroad bridge ever to span the Mississippi...
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$20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better

Christopher Steiner · Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Imagine an everyday world in which the price of gasoline (and oil) continues to go up, and up, and up. Think about the immediate impact that would have on our lives.Of course, everybody already knows how about gasoline has affected our driving habits. People can't wait to junk their...
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Ford Crown Victoria & Mercury Marquis, 1988 THRU 2006 (Automotive Repair Manual)

Haynes · Delmar Cengage Learning; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Inside this manual you will find routine maintenance, tune-up procedures, engine repair, cooling and heating, air conditioning, fuel and exhaust, emissions control, ignition, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical systems, and wiring diagrams.
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Law School Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition

Princeton Review · Princeton Review; 6 edition
Format: Book

The inside word on law school admissions.To get into a top law school, you need more than high LSAT scores and excellent grades—you also need a personal statement that shines. Law School Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition, gives you the tools to craft just that. This book includes 70...
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Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea & of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists & Fools Including the Author Who Went in Search of Them

Donovan Hohn · Viking Adult; First American Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year A revelatory tale of science adventure and modern myth When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea he figured he would interview a few oceanographers talk to a few beachcombers...
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Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

Ken Jennings · Scribner; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

It comes as no surprise that, as a kid, Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings slept with a bulky Hammond world atlas by his pillow every night. Maphead recounts his lifelong love affair with geography and explores why maps have always been so fascinating to him and to fellow enthusiasts everywhere.Jennings...
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Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking

Charles Seife · Viking
Pages: 294
Format: Print book

With his knack for translating science into understandable, anecdotal prose and his trademark dry humor, award-winning science writer Charles Seife presents the first narrative account of the history of fusion for general readers in more than a decade. Tracing the story from its beginning...
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How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight

Julian Guthrie · Penguin Books
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The historic race that reawakened the promise of manned spaceflight Alone in a Spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed toward space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached. He might not make it back...
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