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Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation

Steven Johnson · Riverhead Hardcover; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost...
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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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Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man

Mark Kurlansky · Doubleday; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Break out the TV dinners! From the author who gave us Cod, Salt, and other informative bestsellers, the first biography of Clarence Birdseye, the eccentric genius inventor whose fast-freezing process revolutionized the food industry and American agriculture.
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Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream

Joshua Davis · FSG Originals
Format: Hardcover

Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . . . and a major motion pictureIn 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born...
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Nolo's Essential Guide to Child Custody and Support

Emily Doskow Attorney · NOLO
Pages: 392
Format: Paperback

Custody and Support: Get the Answers You Need When you're getting divorced, you can make a tough time easier for your children (and yourself) if you work with the other parent to draw up a custody plan and agree on child support. If you can't work out custody and support, you'll...
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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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Make Your Own Living Trust

Denis Clifford Attorney · NOLO; Twelfth edition edition
Format: Print book

Living trusts simplified! Protect your family and avoid probate with this bestselling guide Death may be inevitable, but probate doesn't have to be. By creating a living trust, your property will bypass lengthy and expensive probate proceedings and go directly to the people you've...
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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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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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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 God Species: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans

Mark Lynas · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

We humans are the God species, both the creators and destroyers of life on this planet. As we enter a new geological era - the Anthropocene - our collective power now overwhelms and dominates the major forces of nature. But from the water cycle to the circulation of nitrogen and carbon...
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Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare

Stephen Budiansky · Knopf; 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

The exciting history of a small group of British and American scientists who during World War II developed the new field of operational research to turn back the tide of German submarinesmdashrevolutionizing the way wars are waged and won In March after a year of unbroken and devastating...
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The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America

Timothy Egan · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged,...
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