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The Big Thirst

Charles Fishman · Free Press; 1 edition
Format: Kindle Edition

The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex. Rather than only three states of water—liquid, ice, and vapor—there is a fourth, molecular water, fused into rock 400 miles deep in the Earth, and thats where most...
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The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It

Ricki Lewis · St. Martin's Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Fascinating narrative science that explores the next frontier in medicine and genetics through the very personal prism of the children and families gene therapy has touched.Eight-year-old Corey Haas was nearly blind from a hereditary disorder when his sight was restored through a delicate...
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Divorce Your Car! : Ending the Love Affair with the Automobile

Katie Alvord · New Society Publishers
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Alvord's perceptive gloss of the late, great, 20th century's pitiful auto intoxication is a fascinating read and a stunning contradiction of the fatuity that technology is neutral. Her gathering of stories illuminates the existence of a vital planet-wide, counter-car-culture. Witty,...
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Red Rover: Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration, from Genesis to the Mars Rover Curiosity

Roger Wiens · Basic Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In its eerie likeness to Earth, Mars has long captured our imaginations - both as a destination for humankind and as a possible home to extraterrestrial life. It is our twenty-first century New World; its explorers robots, shipped 350 million miles from Earth to uncover the distant planet's...
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Synthetic: How Life Got Made

Sophia Roosth · The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

In the final years of the twentieth century, émigrés from engineering and computer science devoted themselves to biology and resolved that if the aim of biology is to understand life, then making life would yield better theories than experimentation. Armed with the latest biotechnology...
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Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America

Wil Haygood · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Thurgood Marshall brought down the separate-but-equal doctrine, integrated schools, and not only fought for human rights and human dignity but also made them impossible to deny in the courts and in the streets. In this stunning new biography, award-winning author Wil Haygood surpasses the emotional...
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55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays: With Analysis by the Staff of The Harvard Crimson

Staff of the Harvard Crimson · St. Martin's Griffin; Second Edition, Revised edition
Format: Paperback

Harvard Law School is one of the premier law schools in the world. It as well as other top schools draws thousands of applicants from the best colleges and companies. With only a limited number of slots for so many talented applicants, the admissions officers have become more and more selective...
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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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Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything

ZACH WEINERSMITH · Penguin Press
Pages: 358
Format: Hardcover

From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a hilariously illustrated investigation into future technologies -- from how to fling a ship into deep space on the cheap to 3D organ printing What will the world of tomorrow be like?...
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Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis

Laurie Winkless · Bloomsbury SIGMA
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Science is secretly at work behind the scenes of major cities of the world and will continue to be so. Technological advances in fields as diverse as quantum mechanics, electronics, and nanotechnology are proving increasingly important to city life, and the urban world will turn to science...
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Atomic Awakening: A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power

James Mahaffey · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Nuclear power is a paradox of danger and salvation―how is it that the renewable energy source our society so desperately needs is the one we are most afraid to use? The American public's introduction to nuclear technology was manifested in destruction and death. With Hiroshima...
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The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems

Henry Petroski · Knopf; 1 edition
Format: Book

From the acclaimed author of The Pencil and To Engineer Is Human, The Essential Engineer is an eye-opening exploration of the ways in which science and engineering must work together to address our world’s most pressing issues, from dealing with climate change and the prevention of natural...
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Sonic Wind: The Story of John Paul Stapp and How a Renegade Doctor Became the Fastest Man on Earth

Craig Ryan · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of an eccentric, scientific visionary whose death-defying research has saved millions of lives.Sixty years ago, cars and airplanes were still deathtraps waiting to happen. Today, both are safer than ever, thanks in part to one pioneering air force doctor's research...
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