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Future Tech, Right Now: X-Ray Vision, Mind Control, and Other Amazing Stuff from Tomorrow

HowStuffWorks.com · Sourcebooks
Format: Print book

From X-ray vision to mind reading, come explore the coolest and craziest technology of the future Flying cars! Teleporting! Robot servants! These fantastic concepts are closer to reality than you think. In this exciting book, the team at HowStuffWorks tackles the technology, devices, and developments...
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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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New Space Frontiers: Venturing into Earth Orbit and Beyond

Piers Bizony · Zenith Press
Format: Hardcover

Take a journey into the New Space Frontier!It is easy to imagine that the space shuttle's retirement has edged the Space Age toward closure, at least in terms of human flight beyond the bounds of earth. In fact, there are more people-carrying ships being constructed now than at any time...
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More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing

Diane Ravitch · Haymarket Books
Format: Book

For too long so-called education reformers, mostly billionaires, politicians, and others with little or no background in teaching, have gotten away with using standardized testing to punish our nations youth and educators. Now, across the country, students are walking out, parents are opting...
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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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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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Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win

Paul M. Barrett · Crown
Format: Hardcover

The gripping story of one American lawyers obsessive crusade—waged at any cost—against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action...
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Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America's Schools

Tom Little · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Noted educator Tom Little and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Ellison reveal the home-grown solution to turning American students into life-long learners.The longtime head of Park Day School, Tom Little embarked on a tour of 43 progressive schools across the country. In this...
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The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World

Oliver Morton · Princeton University Press
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

The risks of global warming are pressing and potentially vast. The difficulty of doing without fossil fuels is daunting, possibly even insurmountable. So there is an urgent need to rethink our responses to the crisis. To meet that need, a small but increasingly influential group of scientists...
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Barron's PRAXIS, 7th Edition: CORE/PLT

Robert Postman · Barron's Educational Series; 7 edition
Format: Print book

This brand-new, updated resource provides full preparation and two practice tests for the new computer-delivered Core Academic Skills for Educators (5712, 5722, 5732) . The book incorporates the most recent computer delivered Praxis Core test question. Comprehensive Reading, Writing and Mathematics...
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Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon

JEFFREY KLUGER · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three...
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McGraw-Hill's National Electrical Safety Code 2017 Handbook

David J Marne · McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 988
Format: Print book

Achieve full 2017 NESC® compliance with this hands-on guideMcGraw-Hill's National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) 2017 Handbook thoroughly explains how to apply and meet the NESC® rules for electric supply stations and equipment, as well as overhead and underground electric supply...
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The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

Kevin Kelly · Viking
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

A New York Times BestsellerFrom one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our livesMuch of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological...
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Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

David Reich · Pantheon
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking book about how technological advances in genomics and the extraction of ancient DNA have profoundly changed our understanding of human prehistory while resolving many long-standing controversies.Massive technological innovations now allow scientists to extract and analyze...
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This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

TED GENOWAYS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 226
Format: Hardcover

Is there still a place for the farm in today's America?The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a small ranch, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife's fifth-generation homestead in York County,...
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