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The Man Who Designed the Future: Norman Bel Geddes and the Invention of Twentieth-Century America

Barbara Szerlip · Melville House
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

Before there was Steve Jobs, there was Norman Bel Geddes. A ninth-grade dropout who found himself at the center of the worlds of industry, advertising, theater, and even gaming, Bel Geddes designed everything from the first all-weather stadium, to Manhattan's most exclusive nightclub,...
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Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Safiya Umoja Noble · NYU Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms Run a Google search for "black girls" - what will you find? "Big Booty" and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But,...
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What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

MONA HANNA-ATTISHA · One World
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic story of the signature environmental disaster of our time and an inspiring tale of relentless citizen resistance in the face of corrupt power

Flint was already a troubled city in 2014 when the state of Michigan - in the name of austerity - shifted the source of its water...
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Adcreep: The Case Against Modern Marketing

Mark Bartholomew · Stanford Law Books
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

Advertising is everywhere. By some estimates, the average American is exposed to over 3,000 advertisements each day. Whether we realize it or not, "adcreep" -- modern marketing's march to create a world where advertising can be expected anywhere and anytime -- has come, transforming...
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Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

Malcolm Gladwell · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers--and why they often go wrong.
How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville...
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Small Gas Engine Repair, Fourth Edition

PAUL DEMPSEY · MCGRAW-HILL EDUCATION
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The bestselling step-by-step guide to gas engine maintenance and repair - updated for today's do-it-yourselferThe Fourth Edition of Small Gas Engine Repair shows readers how to troubleshoot and repair virtually any type of small gas engine used in garden equipment, chain saws, pumps,...
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Citizen Reporters: S.S. McClure, Ida Tarbell, and the Magazine That Rewrote America

Stephanie Gorton · Ecco
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating history of the rise and fall of influential Gilded Age magazine McClure's and the two unlikely outsiders at its helm - as well as a timely, full-throated defense of investigative journalism in America
The president of the United States made headlines around the world...

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Now You're Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial Intelligence

Trevor J Cox · Counterpoint
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A history of how humans developed our capacity for conversation -- and what might happen now that computers are catching up Trevor Cox has been described by The Observer as "a David Attenborough of the acoustic realm." In Now You're Talking, he takes us on a journey through...
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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...

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Superpower: One Man's Quest to Transform American Energy

Russell Gold · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The author of The Boom, "the best all-around book yet on fracking" (San Francisco Chronicle) , turns his attention to renewable energy pioneer Michael Skelly, whose innovations, struggle, and persistence represent the groundbreaking changes underway in American...
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