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Popular Mechanics Gadget Planet: 150 Gizmos & Inventions that Changed the World

Popular Mechanics · Hearst
Format: Hardcover

These gadgets changed the world! In 2011, Popular Mechanics gathered a panel of experts—esteemed inventors, designers, tech gurus, even a moonwalking astronaut—to create a definitive list of 101 gadgets that changed the course of history. The feature was so popular that it became...
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Make: Drones: How to Teach an Arduino to Fly

David Mcgriffy · O'Reilly Media
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Make: Drones will help the widest possible audience understand how drones work by providing several DIY drone projects based on the world's most popular robot controller--the Arduino. The information imparted in this book will show Makers how to build better drones and be better drone...
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Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

Steven Johnson · Riverhead Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the New York Times-bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit...
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Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space Race

Tim Fernholz · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The inside story of the new race to conquer space, as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos spend billions of their own money to explore the final frontier For the larger‑than‑life personalities now staking their fortunes on the development of rocket ships, the new race to explore space...
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Beyond Human: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Extending Our Lives

Eve Herold · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Never before in the history of medicine has mankind faced such hope and peril as those of us poised to embrace the radical medical technologies of today. Beyond Human examines the medical technologies taking shape at the nexus of computing, microelectronics, engineering, nanotechnology,...
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Your Estate Matters: Gifts, Estates, Wills, Trusts, Taxes and Other Estate Planning Issues

Patti S. Spencer · AuthorHouse
Format: Print book

Patti Spencer has learned everything there is to know on this subject and has written down a good bit of it in this book. This is a tremendous help to individuals as they try to sort out their estate and tax planning needs - Matthew J. Creme, Jr. Partner at Nikolaus & Hohenadel LLP,...
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Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers: Reflections from the Deep South, 1964–1980

Kent Spriggs · University Press of Florida
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

"One of the great, largely unknown stories of American history. This volume is a wonderfully evocative demonstration of something often discounted - how important law and lawyers were, and remain, in realizing the promise of full equality for all citizens." - Kenneth W. Mack,...
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The Inventors Manual

Sean Michael Ragan · Weldon Owen
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

Contrary to popular wisdom, you don t have to be an ace electrician, a coding prodigy, or a mechanical master to come up with a game-changing invention You just need curiosity, a strong desire to fix a problem that you see in the world, and the determination to see your ideas become reality...
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Vacation Guide to the Solar System: Science for the Savvy Space Traveler!

OLIVIA KOSKI · Penguin Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Packed with real science and fueled by imagination, a beautifully illustrated travel guide to traveling in our solar system Imagine taking a hike along the windswept red plains of Mars to dig for signs of life, or touring one of Jupiter's sixty-four moons where you can photograph its swirling...
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Where Everybody Looks Like Me: At the Crossroads of America's Black Colleges and Culture

Ron Stodghill · Amistad
Format: Hardcover

A richly reported account of the forces threatening America's historic black colleges and universities - and how diverse leaders nationwide are struggling to keep these institutions and black culture alive for future generations.American education is under siege, and few parts of the system...
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Essential Business Networking: Tips, Tactics, and Tools You Can Use

Andrea R Nierenberg · Pearson Education
Pages: 140
Format: Print book

This book is a simple read and a selection of the author's top tips organized into chapters that represent logical steps for building a powerful network. You don't need to start at the beginning. For example, if you already feel very confident about your business networking skills...
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The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere

Kevin Carey · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand.Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world's most famous universities and high-powered...
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Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do

Daniel T. Willingham · Jossey-Bass; 1 edition
Format: Book

How parents and educators can teach kids to love reading in the digital age Everyone agrees that reading is important, but kids today tend to lose interest in reading before adolescence. In Raising Kids Who Read, bestselling author and psychology professor Daniel T. Willingham explains...
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Proven & Practical Study Strategies for ADHD High School and College Students

Collegiate Learning · Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 148
Format: Paperback

This is an impressive guide with novel study skills just for ADHD high school and college students. The strategies are easy-to-implement and work in rigorous academic environments. There is also a section on ADHD scholarships and the college disability office. The section on developing...
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