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How to Fix the Future

ANDREW KEEN · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Former Internet entrepreneur Andrew Keen was among the earliest to write about the dangers that the Internet poses to our culture and society. His 2007 book The Cult of the Amateur was critical in helping advance the conversation around the Internet, which has now morphed from a tool providing...
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Bioinspired Devices: Emulating Nature's Assembly and Repair Process

Eugene Curtis Goldfield · Harvard University Press
Pages: 459
Format: Hardcover

Robotic exoskeletons that allow stroke survivors to regain use of their limbs, 3D-printed replacement body parts, and dozens of other innovations still in schematic design are revolutionizing the treatment of debilitating injuries and nervous system disorders. What all these technologies...
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Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

Tony Wagner · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From two leading experts in education and entrepreneurship, an urgent call for the radical re-imagining of American education so that we better equip students for the realities of the twenty-first century economy.Today more than ever, we prize academic achievement, pressuring our children...
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Renters' Rights: The Basics

Janet Portman Attorney · NOLO; Eighth Edition edition
Format: Print book

Handle problems with landlords and roommates The landlord ignores your repair requests. Your roommate is always late with his share of the rent. Your upstairs neighbors party all the time. The landlord won't return your security deposit. How can you deal with these problems - and others...
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One Nation Under Taught: Solving America's Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Crisis

Dr. Vince M. Bertram · Beaufort Books
Format: Hardcover

America has been steadily sliding in global education rankings for decades. In particular, our students are increasingly unable to compete globally in STEM science, technology, engineering, and math fields. According to the National Assessment of Education Progress NAEP, in 2010 only 26 percent...
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The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter

Greg Toppo · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

What if schools, from the wealthiest suburban nursery school to the grittiest urban high school, thrummed with the sounds of deep immersion? More and more people believe that can happen - with the aid of video games. Greg Toppo's The Game Believes in You presents the story of a small...
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Trustee's Legal Companion, The: A Step-by-Step Guide to Administering a Living Trust

Liza Weiman Hanks · Nolo
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

Serving as the trustee of a living trust after someone has died can be a big task -- and you probably wonder just where you're supposed to start. The Trustee's Legal Companion contains the help you need to get organized, get moving, and do a good job. You'll learn how to: decide...
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Make: Getting Started with MakerBot

Bre Pettis · Maker Media, Inc; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Ready to join the personal fabrication movement? This hands-on book shows you how to make a wide variety of physical objects with the amazing MakerBot 3D printer.It’s handy when you need a replacement for something lost, broken, or no longer made—like a knob on your stove. You can make...
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Your California Wills, Trusts, & Estates Explained Simply: Important Information You Need to Know for California Residents

Linda C Ashar · Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.
Format: Book

What happens to your estate after you are gone is very much within your control. Estate planning is not only for the wealthy; it is for everyone. It is simply the process of deciding where your assets are to be distributed after your death. For those people who wish to preserve their assets...
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How to Study

Ron Fry · Cengage Learning PTR; 7 edition
Format: Book

The bestselling How to Study (Seventh Edition) reveals the study skills that all students need to know in order to be successful, whether the goal is landing a top scholarship or excelling in school. This edition includes information on how to create an effective work environment, stand...
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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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Open Concept Houses

FRANCESC ZAMORA · Harper Design
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the successful 150 Best series comes the debut entry in the forward-thinking Open Concept Houses series, filled with nearly 500 pages of color photos - sure to become the ultimate resource for this fast-growing trend in home design and renovation.One of the hottest lifestyle...
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Living Trusts for Everyone: Why a Will Is Not the Way to Avoid Probate, Protect Heirs, and Settle Estates

Ronald Farrington Sharp · Allworth
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Living Trusts for Everyone, Second Edition, is the best resource for setting up a living trust. Explaining in specific terms what benefits a trust will have, Ronald Farrington Sharp gives the tools necessary to settle a loved one's trust with no lawyers and no expense.Wills benefit...
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The Complete Guide to Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt at Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Richard Helweg · Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.; 2 Revised edition

Since the earliest human civilizations in the west, milk has been gathered from domesticated animals such as the goat, sheep, and cow to create a wide variety of high protein and tasty foods including cheese, butter, and yogurt. With more than 3,000 kinds of cheese registered to the FDA and dozens...
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Patent Searching Made Easy: How to do Patent Searches on the Internet and in the Library

David Hitchcock · Nolo; Sixth Edition edition
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

In the past, if you wanted to assess the novelty of an idea, you had to wade through the patent database at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in Virginia -- or hire a lawyer to do a patent search for $500 and up. The cost and inconvenience of these searches often meant that good...
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