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Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners. By Michael Erard. Free Press.

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Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners. By Michael Erard. Free Press.

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Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners
by Michael Erard
New York: Free Press, 2012
We all learn at least one language as children. But what does it take to …

Distrust That Particular Flavor. By William Gibson. G. P. Putnam’s Sons.

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Distrust That Particular Flavor. By William Gibson. G. P. Putnam’s Sons.

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Distrust That Particular Flavor
by William Gibson
New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2012
William Gibson was writing fiction when he predicted the internet. And as his stories bled into reality, he became one of …

Artistry Unleashed: A Guide to Pursuing Great Performance in Work and Life. By Hilary Austen. University of Toronto Press.

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Artistry Unleashed: A Guide to Pursuing Great Performance in Work and Life. By Hilary Austen. University of Toronto Press.

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Artistry Unleashed: A Guide to Pursuing Great Performance in Work and Life
by Hilary Austen
Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press, 2010
Artistry Unleashed is about working and living at the edge of what you …

Inventing the Medium: Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Promise. By Janet H. Murray. MIT Press.

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Inventing the Medium: Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Promise. By Janet H. Murray. MIT Press.

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Inventing the Medium: Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Promise
by Janet H. Murray
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2012
Digital artifacts from iPads to databases pervade our lives, and the design decisions that shape …

Brand Rituals: How Successful Brands Bond with Customers for Life. By Zain Raj. Spyglass Publishing Group.

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Brand Rituals: How Successful Brands Bond with Customers for Life. By Zain Raj. Spyglass Publishing Group.

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Brand Rituals: How Successful Brands Bond with Customers for Life
by Zain Raj
Mill Valley, California: Spyglass Publishing Group, 2012
Savvy business leaders and smart marketers realize that the twentieth-century model of brand marketing no …

From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen: Urban Infomatics, Social Media, Ubiquitous Computing, and Mobile Technology to Support Citizen Engagement. By Marcus Foth, Laura Forlano, Christine Satchell, and Martin Gibbs, eds. MIT Press.

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From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen: Urban Infomatics, Social Media, Ubiquitous Computing, and Mobile Technology to Support Citizen Engagement. By Marcus Foth, Laura Forlano, Christine Satchell, and Martin Gibbs, eds. MIT Press.

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From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen: Urban Infomatics, Social Media, Ubiquitous Computing, and Mobile Technology to Support Citizen Engagement
by Marcus Foth, Laura Forlano, Christine Satchell, and Martin Gibbs, eds.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, …

Adland: A Global History of Advertising. By Mark Tungate. Kogan Page.

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Adland: A Global History of Advertising. By Mark Tungate. Kogan Page.

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Adland: A Global History of Advertising
by Mark Tungate
London: Kogan Page, 2007
The worldwide spend on advertising currently stands at overUS$400 billion a year, and – love it or hate it – it has …

Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, a Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time in American History . By William Pelfrey. American Management Association.

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Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, a Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time in American History . By William Pelfrey. American Management Association.

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Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, a Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time in American History
by William Pelfrey
New York: American Management Association, 2006
The two men could …

Plan B: How to Hatch a Second Plan That’s Always Better Than Your First. By David Kord Murray. Free Press.

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Plan B: How to Hatch a Second Plan That’s Always Better Than Your First. By David Kord Murray. Free Press.

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Plan B: How to Hatch a Second Plan That’s Always Better Than Your First
by David Kord Murray
New York: Free Press, 201
Why has Facebook been so limber, evolving so successfully even after a …

Terence Conran on Design. Terence Conran. Raincoast Books.

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Terence Conran on Design. Terence Conran. Raincoast Books.

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Terence Conran on Design
by Terence Conran
Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 1996
Every single thing that has been made  by man or woman has been designed. We are quick to recognize the designer’s imprint in the …

Cultural Strategy: Using Innovative Ideologies to Build Breakthrough Brands. By Douglas Holt and Douglas Cameron. Oxford University Press.

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Cultural Strategy: Using Innovative Ideologies to Build Breakthrough Brands. By Douglas Holt and Douglas Cameron. Oxford University Press.

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Cultural Strategy: Using Innovative Ideologies to Build Breakthrough Brands
by Douglas Holt and Douglas Cameron
New York: Oxford University Press, 2010
In his pioneering bestseller, How Brands Become Icons, Douglas Holt created a new cultural …

Beyond the Lean Revolution: Achieving Successful and Sustainable Enterprise Transformation. By Deborah J. Nightingale and Jayakanth Srinivasan. AMACOM.

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Beyond the Lean Revolution: Achieving Successful and Sustainable Enterprise Transformation. By Deborah J. Nightingale and Jayakanth Srinivasan. AMACOM.

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Beyond the Lean Revolution: Achieving Successful and Sustainable Enterprise Transformation
by Deborah J. Nightingale and Jayakanth Srinivasan
New York: AMACOM, 2011
When you envision what your enterprise could be in the future – if all …

Death by China: Confronting the Dragon — A Global Call to Action. By Peter Navarro and Greg Autry. Prentice Hall.

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Death by China: Confronting the Dragon — A Global Call to Action. By Peter Navarro and Greg Autry. Prentice Hall.

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Death by China: Confronting the Dragon — A Global Call to Action
by Peter Navarro and Greg Autry
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2011
Soon to be the world’s largest economy, China is …

Clean Energy Nation: Freeing America from the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels. By Jerry McNerney and Martin Cheek. AMACOM.

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Clean Energy Nation: Freeing America from the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels. By Jerry McNerney and Martin Cheek. AMACOM.

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Clean Energy Nation: Freeing America from the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels
by Jerry McNerney and Martin Cheek
New York: AMACOM, 2011
As we enter a new era in American politics, a stark threat is building. …

Award-Winning Customer Service: 101 Ways to Guarantee Great Performance. By Renee Evenson. AMACOM.

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Award-Winning Customer Service: 101 Ways to Guarantee Great Performance. By Renee Evenson. AMACOM.

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Award-Winning Customer Service: 101 Ways to Guarantee Great Performance
by Renee Evenson
New York: AMACOM, 2007
When it comes to customer service, good” just isn’t good enough. If your company is going to thrive, you …

A Manager’s Guide to Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best out of Your Employees. By Brian Emerson and Ann Loehr. AMACOM.

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A Manager’s Guide to Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best out of Your Employees. By Brian Emerson and Ann Loehr. AMACOM.

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A Manager’s Guide to Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best out of Your Employees
by Brian Emerson and Ann Loehr
New York: AMACOM, 2008
To stay on top, you need to do …

Ten Steps Ahead: What Separates Successful Business Visionaries From the Rest of Us. By Erik Calonius. Portfolio.

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Ten Steps Ahead: What Separates Successful Business Visionaries From the Rest of Us. By Erik Calonius. Portfolio.

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Ten Steps Ahead: What Separates Successful Business Visionaries from the Rest of Us
by Erik Calonius
New York: Portfolio, 2011
Visionaries like Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison are the stuff of legend. Yet we …

Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History. By Siegfried Giedion. W. W. Norton.

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Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History. By Siegfried Giedion. W. W. Norton.

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Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History
by Siegfried Giedion
New York: W. W. Norton, 1948
A study of the evolution of mechanization in the last century and a half, its effects on modern …

How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly — And the Stark Choices Ahead. By Dambisa Moyo. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly — And the Stark Choices Ahead. By Dambisa Moyo. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly — And the Stark Choices Ahead
by Dambisa Moyo
London: Continuum, 2010
Amid the hype of China’s rise to global power, the most important story …

Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control. By James Rodger Fleming. Columbia University Press.

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Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control. By James Rodger Fleming. Columbia University Press.

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Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control
by James Rodger Fleming
New York: Columbia University Press, 2010
As alarm over global warming spreads, a radical idea is gaining momentum. Forget …

The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment. By Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich. Shearwater Books.

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The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment. By Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich. Shearwater Books.

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The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment
by Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich
Washington, DC: Shearwater Books, 2008
Over millions of years and through countless genetic twists and turns, humanity has evolved …

How Math Explains the World: A Guide to the Power of Numbers, from Car Repair to Modern Physics. By James D. Stein. Smithsonian Books.

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How Math Explains the World: A Guide to the Power of Numbers, from Car Repair to Modern Physics. By James D. Stein. Smithsonian Books.

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How Math Explains the World: A Guide to the Power of Numbers, from Car Repair to Modern Physics
by James D. Stein
New York: Smithsonian Books, 2008
In How Math Explains the World, mathematician Stein …

Managing the Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today’s Workforce. By Chip Espinoza, Mick Ukleja and Craig Rusch. John Wiley and Sons.

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Managing the Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today’s Workforce. By Chip Espinoza, Mick Ukleja and Craig Rusch. John Wiley and Sons.

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Managing the Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today’s Workforce
by Chip Espinoza, Mick Ukleja and Craig Rusch
Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, 2010
With professionals enjoying longer careers than ever before, …

As One: Individual Action, Collective Power. By Mehrdad Baghai and James Quigley. Portfolio.

May 27, 2011 – 8:33 pm | Comments Off
As One: Individual Action, Collective Power. By Mehrdad Baghai and James Quigley. Portfolio.

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As One: Individual Action, Collective Power
by Mehrdad Baghai and James Quigley
New York: Portfolio, 2011
Our world is as much about cooperation as it is about conflict; as much about collaboration as competition. Yet …

Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life. By Marcus Wohlsen. Current.

May 27, 2011 – 7:27 pm | Comments Off
Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life. By Marcus Wohlsen. Current.

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Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life
by Marcus Wohlsen
New York: Current, 2011
Bill Gates recently told Wired that if he were a teenager today, he would be hacking biology. “If you …

Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next. By John D. Kasarda and Greg Lindsay. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next. By John D. Kasarda and Greg Lindsay. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next
by John D. Kasarda and Greg Lindsay
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011
The aerotroplois is transforming cities — and the way we do business, too.
A combination of …

Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure. By Tim Harford. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure. By Tim Harford. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure
by Tim Harford
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011

In this groundbreaking book, Tim Harford, the Undercover Economist, shows us a new and inspiring approach to …

Sentient City: Ubiquitous Computing, Architecture, and the Future of Urban Space. By Mark Shepard, ed. MIT Press.

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Sentient City: Ubiquitous Computing, Architecture, and the Future of Urban Space. By Mark Shepard, ed. MIT Press.

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Sentient City: Ubiquitous Computing, Architecture, and the Future of Urban Space
by Mark Shepard, ed.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2011
Our cities are “smart” and getting smarter, as information processing capability is embedded throughout the …

Beyond Viral: How to Attract Customers, Promote Your Brand, and Make Money with Online Video. By Kevin H. Nalty. John Wiley & Sons.

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Beyond Viral: How to Attract Customers, Promote Your Brand, and Make Money with Online Video. By Kevin H. Nalty. John Wiley & Sons.

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Beyond Viral: How to Attract Customers, Promote Your Brand, and Make Money with Online Video
by Nicholas Boyle
London: Continuum, 2010
What would one of the most viewed YouTube comedians have to say about effective …

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image. By Leonard Shlain. Viking.

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The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image. By Leonard Shlain. Viking.

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The Alphabet and the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
by Leonard Shlain
New York: Viking, 1998
In this groundbreaking book, Leonard Shlain, author of the bestselling Art & Physics, proposes that alphabetic literacy …

Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business. By Ann Handley and C. C. Chapman. John Wiley and Sons.

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Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business. By Ann Handley and C. C. Chapman. John Wiley and Sons.

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Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business
by Ann Handley and C. C. Chapman
Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, …

Adaptability: The Significance of Variability from Molecule to Ecosystem. By Michael Conrad. Plenum Press

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Adaptability: The Significance of Variability from Molecule to Ecosystem. By Michael Conrad. Plenum Press

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Adaptability: The Significance of Variability from Molecule to Ecosystem
by Michael Conrad
New York: Plenum Press, 1983
The capacity to adapt is essential for the life process at all levels of organization, from that of …

Creation: Life and How to Make It. By Steve Grand. Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

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Creation: Life and How to Make It. By Steve Grand. Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

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Creation: Life and How to Make It
by Steve Grand
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2000
Humankind now has the power to create true artificial life, playing out Dr. Frankenstein’s dream in both cyberspace and the …

Atoms of Silence: An Exploration of Cosmic Evolution. By Hubert Reeves. MIT Press.

March 30, 2011 – 10:52 pm | Comments Off
Atoms of Silence: An Exploration of Cosmic Evolution. By Hubert Reeves. MIT Press.

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Atoms of Silence: An Exploration of Cosmic Evolution
by Hubert Reeves
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1984
The great critical and popular acclaim that greeted the original French edition of Atoms of Silence has already established …

Artificial Life: An Overview. By Christopher G. Langton, ed. MIT Press.

March 30, 2011 – 9:56 pm | Comments Off
Artificial Life: An Overview. By Christopher G. Langton, ed. MIT Press.

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Artificial Life: An Overview
by Christopher G. Langton, ed.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1996
Artificial life, a field that seeks to increase the role of synthesis in the study of biological phenomena, has great potential, …

Artificial Minds. By Stan Franklin. MIT Press.

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Artificial Minds. By Stan Franklin. MIT Press.

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Artificial Minds
by Stan Franklin
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1995
Recent decades have produced a blossoming research in artificial systems that exhibit important properties of mind. But what exactly is this dramatic new work and …

A History of Modern Computing. By Paul E. Ceruzzi. MIT Press.

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A History of Modern Computing. By Paul E. Ceruzzi. MIT Press.

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A History of Modern Computing
by Paul E. Ceruzzi
Cambridge, Massachussetts: MIT Press, 1998
This engaging history covers modern computing from the development of the first electronic digital computer through the advent of the World …

Animal Minds: Beyond Cognition to Consciousness. By Donald R. Griffin. University of Chicago Press.

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Animal Minds: Beyond Cognition to Consciousness. By Donald R. Griffin. University of Chicago Press.

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Animal Minds: Beyond Cognition to Consciousness
by Donald R. Griffin
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001
In Animal Minds, Donald R. Griffin takes us on a guided tour of the recent explosion of scientific research …

Blind Watchers of the Sky: The People and Ideas that Shaped Our View of the Universe. By Rocky Kolb. Addison-Wesley.

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Blind Watchers of the Sky: The People and Ideas that Shaped Our View of the Universe. By Rocky Kolb. Addison-Wesley.

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Blind Watchers of the Sky: The People and Ideas that Shaped Our View of the Universe
by Rocky Kolb
Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1996
Blind Watchers of the Sky tells the story of the people and …

The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins. By Alan H. Guth. Perseus Books.

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The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins. By Alan H. Guth. Perseus Books.

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The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins
by Alan H. Guth
Reading, Massachusetts: Perseus Books, 1997
The classic big bang theory is great at describing what happened after the bang. …

The Nine Numbers of the Cosmos. By Michael Rowan-Robinson. Oxford University Press.

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The Nine Numbers of the Cosmos. By Michael Rowan-Robinson. Oxford University Press.

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The Nine Numbers of the Cosmos
by Michael Rowan-Robinson
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999
How old is the universe? How far away are the galaxies and how fast are they travelling away from us? What …

The Way of the Cell: Molecules, Organisms and the Order of Life. By Franklin M. Harold. Oxford University Press.

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The Way of the Cell: Molecules, Organisms and the Order of Life. By Franklin M. Harold. Oxford University Press.

Living Systems: Life Sciences
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The Way of the Cell: Molecules, Organisms and the Order of Life
by Franklin M. Harold
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001
What is life? Fifty years after physicist Erwin Schrodinger posed this …

Here Be Dragons: The Scientific Quest for Extraterrestrial Life. By David Koerner and Simon LeVay. Oxford University Press.

March 29, 2011 – 8:21 pm | Comments Off
Here Be Dragons: The Scientific Quest for Extraterrestrial Life. By David Koerner and Simon LeVay. Oxford University Press.

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Here Be Dragons: The Scientific Quest for Extraterrestrial Life
by David Koerner and Simon LeVay
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000
The discovery of life on other planets would perhaps be the most momentous revelation …

A Nation Transformed by Information: How Information Has Shaped the United States from Colonial Times to the Present. By Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. and James W. Cortada. Oxford University Press.

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A Nation Transformed by Information: How Information Has Shaped the United States from Colonial Times to the Present. By Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. and James W. Cortada. Oxford University Press.

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A Nation Transformed by Information: How Information Has Shaped the United States from Colonial Times to the Present
by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. and James W. Cortada
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000
This book …

Lifelines: Biology Beyond Determinism. By Steven Rose. Oxford University Press.

March 29, 2011 – 3:50 pm | Comments Off
Lifelines: Biology Beyond Determinism. By Steven Rose. Oxford University Press.

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Lifelines: Biology Beyond Determinism
by Steven Rose
New York: Oxford University Press, 1998
Reductionism — understanding complex processes by breaking them into simpler elements — dominates scientific thinking around the world and has certainly proved …

The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics. By Stanislas Dehaene. Oxford University Press.

March 29, 2011 – 3:33 pm | Comments Off
The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics. By Stanislas Dehaene. Oxford University Press.

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The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics
by Stanislas Dehaene
New York: Oxford University Press, 1997
How does our brain encode simple arithmetic knowledge such as 2+2=4? In recent years, many exciting scientific discoveries …

Virtual Money: Understanding the Power and Risks of Money’s High-Speed Journey into Electronic Space. By Elinor Harris Solomon. Oxford University Press.

March 29, 2011 – 3:19 pm | Comments Off
Virtual Money: Understanding the Power and Risks of Money’s High-Speed Journey into Electronic Space. By Elinor Harris Solomon. Oxford University Press.

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Virtual Money: Understanding the Power and Risks of Money’s High-Speed Journey into Electronic Space
by Elinor Harris Solomon
New York: Oxford University Press, 1997
The amount of virtual money that circles the globe every day …

Journeys to the Ends of the Universe: A Guided Tour of the Beginnings and Endings of Planets, Stars, Galaxies and the Universe. By C. R. Kitchin. Adam Hilger.

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Journeys to the Ends of the Universe: A Guided Tour of the Beginnings and Endings of Planets, Stars, Galaxies and the Universe. By C. R. Kitchin. Adam Hilger.

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Journeys to the Ends of the Universe: A Guided Tour of the Beginnings and Endings of Planets, Stars, Galaxies and the Universe
by C. R. Kitchin
Bristol: Adam Hilger, 1990
Journeys to the …

Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines — And How It Will Change Our Lives. By Miguel Nicolelis. Times Books.

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Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines — And How It Will Change Our Lives. By Miguel Nicolelis. Times Books.

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Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines — And How It Will Change Our Lives
by Miguel Nicolelis
New York: Times Books, 2011
Imagine living in a world where people use their …

A History of Private Life – V: Riddles of Identity in Modern Times. By Antoine Prost and Gerard Vincent, eds. Belknap Press.

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A History of Private Life – V: Riddles of Identity in Modern Times. By Antoine Prost and Gerard Vincent, eds. Belknap Press.

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A History of Private Life – V: Riddles of Identity in Modern Times
by Antoine Prost and Gerard Vincent, eds.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press, 1991
The fifth and final volume in an award-winning …

At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity. By Stuart Kauffman. Oxford University Press.

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At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity. By Stuart Kauffman. Oxford University Press.

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At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity
by Stuart Kauffman
New York: Oxford University Press, 1995
A major scientific revolution has begun, a new paradigm that rivals Darwin’s …

Power Struggles: Scientific Authority and the Creation of Practical Electricity Before Edison. By Michael Brian Schiffer. MIT Press.

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Power Struggles: Scientific Authority and the Creation of Practical Electricity Before Edison. By Michael Brian Schiffer. MIT Press.

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Power Struggles: Scientific Authority and the Creation of Practical Electricity Before Edison
by Michael Brian Schiffer
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2008
In 1882, Thomas Edison and his Edison Electric Light Company unveiled the first …

Disruptive Business: Desire, Innovation and the Re-Design of Business. By Alexander Manu. Gower.

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Disruptive Business: Desire, Innovation and the Re-Design of Business. By Alexander Manu. Gower.

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Disruptive Business: Desire, Innovation and the Re-Design of Business
by Alexander Manu
Burlington, Vermont: Gower, 2010
Disruptive Business is a provocative and insightful redefinition of innovation as an outcome of human behaviour, a dynamic …

An Optimist’s Tour of the Future: One Curious Man Sets Out to Answer “What’s Next?” By Mark Stevenson. Avery.

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An Optimist’s Tour of the Future: One Curious Man Sets Out to Answer “What’s Next?” By Mark Stevenson. Avery.

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An Optimist’s Tour of the Future: One Curious Man Sets Out to Answer “What’s Next?”
by Mark Stevenson
New York: Avery, 2011
When unexpectedly confronted with his own mortality, Mark Stevenson — a writer, …

The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive. By Brian Christian. Doubleday.

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The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive. By Brian Christian. Doubleday.

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The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive
by Brian Christian
New York: Doubleday, 2011
Using his participation in the annual Turing test, which pits artificial …

Mastering the Hype Cycle: How to Choose the Right Innovation at the Right Time. By Jackie Fenn and Mark Raskino. Harvard Business Press.

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Mastering the Hype Cycle: How to Choose the Right Innovation at the Right Time. By Jackie Fenn and Mark Raskino. Harvard Business Press.

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Mastering the Hype Cycle: How to Choose the Right Innovation at the Right Time
by Jackie Fenn and Mark Raskino
Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business Press, 2008
You’ve experienced it before:  someone mentions a hot new …

From Betamax to Blockbuster: Video Stories and the Invention of Movies on Video. By Joshua A. Greenberg. MIT Press.

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From Betamax to Blockbuster: Video Stories and the Invention of Movies on Video. By Joshua A. Greenberg. MIT Press.

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From Betamax to Blockbuster: Video Stories and the Invention of Movies on Video
by Joshua A. Greenberg
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2008
The first video cassette recorders were promoted in the 1970s as an …

Becoming Biosubjects: Bodies, Systems, Technologies. By Neil Gerlach, Sheryl N. Hamilton, Rebecca Sullivan and Priscilla L. Walton. University of Toronto Press.

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Becoming Biosubjects: Bodies, Systems, Technologies. By Neil Gerlach, Sheryl N. Hamilton, Rebecca Sullivan and Priscilla L. Walton. University of Toronto Press.

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Becoming Biosubjects: Bodies, Systems, Technologies
by Neil Gerlach, Sheryl N. Hamilton, Rebecca Sullivan and Priscilla L. Walton
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011
Becoming Biosubjects examines the ways in which the Canadian government, media, …

Nonobject. By Branko Lukic and Barry M. Katz. MIT Press.

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Nonobject. By Branko Lukic and Barry M. Katz. MIT Press.

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Nonobject
by Branko Lukic and Barry M. Katz
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2011
Nonobject proposes a radically new approach to design: in contrast to “human-centered design,” which responds to prevailing needs and desires, or the …

America Identified: Biometric Technology and Society. By Lisa S. Nelson. MIT Press.

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America Identified: Biometric Technology and Society. By Lisa S. Nelson. MIT Press.

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America Identified: Biometric Technology and Society
by Lisa S. Nelson
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2011
The use of biometric technology for identification has gone from Orwellian fantasy to everyday reality. This technology, which verifies …

The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future. By Laurence C. Smith. Dutton.

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The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future. By Laurence C. Smith. Dutton.

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The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future
by Laurence C. Smith
New York: Dutton, 2010

A vivid, scientifically based forecast of our planet in forty years, distilling cutting-edge research into these world-changing …

The Rough Guide to the Future. By Jon Turney. Rough Guides.

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The Rough Guide to the Future. By Jon Turney. Rough Guides.

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The Rough Guide to the Future
by Jon Turney
New York: Penguin, 2010
Nanotechnology and supercomputers? Jet Packs and cyborgs? Or water wars, food shortages and geriatric societies? Find out what’s really in store for …

Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness. By Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson. AMACOM.

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Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness. By Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson. AMACOM.

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Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness
by Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson
New York: AACOM, 2011
As an African American, you’ve heard the adage that you need …

Acceleration: The Forces Driving Human Progress. By Ronald G. Havelock. Prometheus Books.

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Acceleration: The Forces Driving Human Progress. By Ronald G. Havelock. Prometheus Books.

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Acceleration: The Forces Driving Human Progress
by Ronald G. Havelock
Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2011
It’s trendy to be pessimistic about the future. We hear daily about the looming threats from global warming, terrorist …

Before Civilization: The Radiocarbon Revolution and Prehistoric Europe. By Colin Renfrew. Jonathan Cape.

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Before Civilization: The Radiocarbon Revolution and Prehistoric Europe. By Colin Renfrew. Jonathan Cape.

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Before Civilization: The Radiocarbon Revolution and Prehistoric Europe
by Colin Renfrew
London: Jonathan Cape, 1973
How did the great advances in prehistory come about? In this highly original and provocative study, Professor Renfrew …

Animals in Migration. By Robert T. Orr. The Macmillan Company.

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Animals in Migration. By Robert T. Orr. The Macmillan Company.

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Animals in Migration
by Robert T. Orr
London: The Macmillan Company, 1970
Why does a bird in autumn fly from the prairies of North America to the pampas of the Argentine? How can it …

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation. By Steven Johnson. Riverhead Books.

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Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation. By Steven Johnson. Riverhead Books.

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Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
by Steven Johnson
New York: Riverhead Books, 2010
We all know a good idea when we see one. Cubic equations, the printing press, the pencil, …

The Engima of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism. By David Harvey. Oxford.

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The Engima of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism. By David Harvey. Oxford.

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The Engima of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism
by David Harvey
New York: Oxford, 2010
Ever since the financial crisis erupted in September 2008, a crisis of confidence has gripped the economic mind. Experts …

Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity. By James Hansen. Bloomsbury.

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Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity. By James Hansen. Bloomsbury.

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Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity
by James Hansen
New York: Bloomsbury, 2009
In Storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. James Hansen — the …

Are We Alone? Philosophical Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life. By Paul Davies. Basic Books.

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Are We Alone? Philosophical Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life. By Paul Davies. Basic Books.

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Are We Alone? Philosophical Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life
by Paul Davies
New York: Basic Books, 1995
Scientists and governments are vigorously searching for signs of life in the universe. Will their …

To Utopia and Back: The Search for Life in the Solar System . By Norman H. Horowitz. W. H. Freeman.

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To Utopia and Back: The Search for Life in the Solar System . By Norman H. Horowitz. W. H. Freeman.

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To Utopia and Back: The Search for Life in the Solar System
by Norman H. Horowitz
New York: W. H. Freeman, 1986
The possibility of life on other planets has captured the imagination of …

Intelligent Business Alliances: How to Profit Using Today’s Most Important Strategic Tool. By Larraine Segil. Random House.

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Intelligent Business Alliances: How to Profit Using Today’s Most Important Strategic Tool. By Larraine Segil. Random House.

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Intelligent Business Alliances: How to Profit Using Today’s Most Important Strategic Tool
by Larraine Segil
New York: Random House, 1996
Alliances between companies have become a crucial weapon in the battle for competitive advantage. …

Between Inner Space and Outer Space. By John D. Barrow. Oxford University Press.

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Between Inner Space and Outer Space. By John D. Barrow. Oxford University Press.

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Between Inner Space and Outer Space
by John D. Barrow
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999
In this superb collection of essays, acclaimed cosmologist and writer John D. Barrow explores the issues that perplex and …

Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World. By Doug Saunders. Alfred A. Knopf.

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Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World. By Doug Saunders. Alfred A. Knopf.

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Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World
by Doug Saunders
Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010
For the first time in history, there are now more people living in cities than in rural areas. …

Bound to the Sun: The Story of Planets, Moons, and Comets. By Rudolf Kippenhahn. W. H. Freeman.

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Bound to the Sun: The Story of Planets, Moons, and Comets. By Rudolf Kippenhahn. W. H. Freeman.

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Bound to the Sun: The Story of Planets, Moons, and Comets
by Rudolf Kippenhahn
New York: W. H. Freeman, 1990
The splendor of the night sky has been a source of fascination and mystery …

Aquagenesis: The Origin and Evolution of Life in the Sea. By Richard Ellis. Viking.

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Aquagenesis: The Origin and Evolution of Life in the Sea. By Richard Ellis. Viking.

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Aquagenesis: The Origin and Evolution of Life in the Sea
by Richard Ellis
New York: Viking, 2001
For the first hundreds of millions of years, the only living creatures on earth were, in fact, …

Flip: How to Turn Everything You Know on Its Head — and Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Imaginings. By Peter Sheehan. McGraw Hill.

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Flip: How to Turn Everything You Know on Its Head — and Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Imaginings. By Peter Sheehan. McGraw Hill.

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Flip: How to Turn Everything You Know on Its Head — and Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Imaginings
by Peter Sheehan
New York: McGraw Hill, 2008
“Business today requires new perspectives” — this is how Peter …

Rescuing Prometheus. By Thomas P. Hughes. Pantheon Books.

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Rescuing Prometheus. By Thomas P. Hughes. Pantheon Books.

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Rescuing Prometheus
by Thomas P. Hughes
New York: Pantheon Books, 1998
In his farewell address, President Dwight Eisenhower warned against the dangers posed by the military-industrial-university complex.” His warning became a rallying cry of …

Beyond Numeracy: Ruminations of a Numbers Man. By John Allen Paulos. Alfred A. Knopf.

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Beyond Numeracy: Ruminations of a Numbers Man. By John Allen Paulos. Alfred A. Knopf.

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Beyond Numeracy: Ruminations of a Numbers Man
by John Allen Paulos
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991
From John Allen Paulos, author of the widely praised best-seller Innumeracy and the country’s best explainer of …

Cybercorp: the new business revolution. By James Martin. American Management Association.

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Cybercorp: the new business revolution. By James Martin. American Management Association.

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cybercorp: the new business revolution
by James Martin
New York: American Management Association, 1996
This book is both a warning and a dramatic inspiration to business people worldwide. We are in the early stages …

A Simpler Way. By Margaret J. Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers. Berrett-Koehler.

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A Simpler Way. By Margaret J. Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers. Berrett-Koehler.

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A Simpler Way
by Margaret J. Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers
San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1999
We want life to be less arduous and more delightful.
We want to be able to think differently about how to …

Leading Outside the Lines: How to Mobilize the (in)Formal Organization, Energize Your Team, and Get Better Results. By Jon R. Katzenbach and Zia Khan. Jossey-Bass.

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Leading Outside the Lines: How to Mobilize the (in)Formal Organization, Energize Your Team, and Get Better Results. By Jon R. Katzenbach and Zia Khan. Jossey-Bass.

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Leading Outside the Lines: How to Mobilize the (in)Formal Organization, Energize Your Team, and Get Better Results
by Jon R. Katzenbach and Zia Khan
Hoboken, New Jersey: Jossey-Bass, 2010
An all-new approach to understanding and …

Engage! The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web. By Brian Solis. John Wiley & Sons.

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Engage! The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web. By Brian Solis. John Wiley & Sons.

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Engage! The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web
by Brian Solis
Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2010
Social media has democratized influence, forever …

Absolutely Small: How Quantum Theory Explains Our Everyday World. By Michael D. Fayer. AMACOM.

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Absolutely Small: How Quantum Theory Explains Our Everyday World. By Michael D. Fayer. AMACOM.

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Absolutely Small: How Quantum Theory Explains Our Everyday World
by Michael D. Fayer
New York: AMACOM, 2010
Our intuition about how things should behave is usually right in the everyday world. We see the …

Communities of Commerce: Building Internet Business Communities to Accelerate Growth, Minimize Risk, and Increase Customer Loyalty. By Stacey E. Bressler and Charles E. Grantham, Sr.. McGraw-Hill.

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Communities of Commerce: Building Internet Business Communities to Accelerate Growth, Minimize Risk, and Increase Customer Loyalty. By Stacey E. Bressler and Charles E. Grantham, Sr.. McGraw-Hill.

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Communities of Commerce: Building Internet Business Communities to Accelerate Growth, Minimize Risk, and Increase Customer Loyalty
by Stacey E. Bressler and Charles E. Grantham, Sr.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000
It isn’t any wonder that …

Citizenship in the Western Tradition: Plato to Rousseau. By Peter Riesenberg. University of North Carolina Press.

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Citizenship in the Western Tradition: Plato to Rousseau. By Peter Riesenberg. University of North Carolina Press.

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Citizenship in the Western Tradition: Plato to Rousseau
by Peter Riesenberg
Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1992
Intended for both general readers and students, Peter Riesenberg’s instructive book surveys …

Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant. By W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. Harvard Business School Press.

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Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant. By W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. Harvard Business School Press.

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Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant
by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business School Press, 2005
Companies have long engaged in head-to-head …

Leveraging Knowledge: The 17 Day Program for a Learning Organization. By Patrick Thurbin. Financial Times.

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Leveraging Knowledge: The 17 Day Program for a Learning Organization. By Patrick Thurbin. Financial Times.

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Leveraging Knowledge: The 17 Day Program for a Learning Organization
by Patrick Thurbin
London: Financial Times, 1995
Organizational learning is now high on the corporate agenda. Leveraging Knowledge provides a17 day program which teaches …

A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming. By Paul N. Edwards. MIT Press.

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A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming. By Paul N. Edwards. MIT Press.

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A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming
by Paul N. Edwards
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2010
Global warming skeptics often fall back on the argument that the scientific …

Pi in the Sky: Counting, Thinking, and Being. By John D. Barrow. Clarendon Press.

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Pi in the Sky: Counting, Thinking, and Being. By John D. Barrow. Clarendon Press.

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Pi in the Sky: Counting, Thinking, and Being
by John D. Barrow
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992
Whether one studies the farthest reaches of outer space or the inner space of elementary particles of matter, …

Life on the Edge: Amazing Creatures Thriving in Extreme Environments . By Michael Gross. Perseus Books.

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Life on the Edge: Amazing Creatures Thriving in Extreme Environments . By Michael Gross. Perseus Books.

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Life on the Edge: Amazing Creatures Thriving in Extreme Environments
by Michael Gross
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Books, 1996
Life on the Edge offers a completely new and revealing perspective on the phenomenon of …

Blood, Sweat & Tears: The Evolution of Work. By Richard Donkin. Texere.

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Blood, Sweat & Tears: The Evolution of Work. By Richard Donkin. Texere.

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Blood, Sweat & Tears: The Evolution of Work
by Richard Donkin
New York: Texere, 2001
Work — a process as familiar to everyone as their daily routines — has changed radically in nature over …

The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion. By John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison. Basic Books.

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The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion. By John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison. Basic Books.

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The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion
by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Basic Books, 2010
In a radical break with …

Engineering and the Mind’s Eye. By Eugene S. Ferguson. MIT Press.

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Engineering and the Mind’s Eye. By Eugene S. Ferguson. MIT Press.

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Engineering and the Mind’s Eye
by Eugene S. Ferguson
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1992
The things that engineers design are everywhere, and the influence that engineers have on daily life is far out of …

Competing for the Future. By Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad. Harvard Business School Press.

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Competing for the Future. By Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad. Harvard Business School Press.

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Competing for the Future
by Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad
Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1994
So you’ve restructured and reengineered to become leaner and more efficient for the competitive1990s. All that rethinking …

The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will not Solve Our Global Problems. By Henry Petroski. Alfred A. Knopf.

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The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will not Solve Our Global Problems. By Henry Petroski. Alfred A. Knopf.

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The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will not Solve Our Global Problems
by Henry Petroski
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010
From the acclaimed author of The Pencil and To Engineer Is Human, The …

Harnessing Complexity: Organizational Implications of a Scientific Frontier. By Robert Axelrod and Michael D. Cohen. The Free Press.

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Harnessing Complexity: Organizational Implications of a Scientific Frontier. By Robert Axelrod and Michael D. Cohen. The Free Press.

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Harnessing Complexity: Organizational Implications of a Scientific Frontier
by Robert Axelrod and Michael D. Cohen
New York: The Free Press, 1999
Recent advances in the study of complexity have given scientists profound new insights …

Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century. By William J. Mitchell, Christopher E. Borroni-Bird, and Lawrence D. Burns. MIT Press.

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Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century. By William J. Mitchell, Christopher E. Borroni-Bird, and Lawrence D. Burns. MIT Press.

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Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century
by William J. Mitchell, Christopher E. Borroni-Bird, and Lawrence D. Burns
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2010
This book provides a long-overdue vision for a new …

Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos. By Eric Chaisson. Columbia University Press.

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Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos. By Eric Chaisson. Columbia University Press.

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Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos
by Eric Chaisson
New York: Columbia University Press, 2006

How did everything around us — the air, the land, the sea, and the stars — originate? What …

A Short History of Nearly Everything. By Bill Bryson. Broadway Books.

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A Short History of Nearly Everything. By Bill Bryson. Broadway Books.

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A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson
New York: Broadway Books, 2003
Bill Bryson is one of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers. In A Short History of Nearly Everything, he …

Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas. By James L. Adams. Addison-Wesley.

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Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas. By James L. Adams. Addison-Wesley.

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Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas
by James L. Adams
Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1986
We all run up against mental blocks, and there’s no better map for getting around them than Conceptual …

The Seduction of Place: The City in the Twenty-First Century . By Joseph Rykwert. Pantheon Books.

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The Seduction of Place: The City in the Twenty-First Century . By Joseph Rykwert. Pantheon Books.

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The Seduction of Place: The City in the Twenty-First Century
by Joseph Rykwert
New York: Pantheon Books, 2000
One of the most controversial architectural historians of our time takes on the question of …

Innovate or Perish: Managing the Enduring Technology Company in the Global Market . By Edward Kahn. John Wiley & Sons.

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Innovate or Perish: Managing the Enduring Technology Company in the Global Market . By Edward Kahn. John Wiley & Sons.

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Innovate or Perish: Managing the Enduring Technology Company in the Global Market
by Edward Kahn
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2007
Like it or not the American business landscape has changed. While factors …

Breaking Through: Creative Problem Solving Using Six Successful Strategies. By Tom Logsdon. Addison-Wesley.

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Breaking Through: Creative Problem Solving Using Six Successful Strategies. By Tom Logsdon. Addison-Wesley.

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Breaking Through: Creative Problem Solving Using Six Successful Strategies
by Tom Logsdon
Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1993
Have you ever wondered how creative entrepreneurs such as Robert Crandall at American Airlines or Steven Jobs, …

The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism. By Joyce Appleby. W. W. Norton.

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The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism. By Joyce Appleby. W. W. Norton.

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The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism
by Joyce Appleby
New York: W. W. Norton, 2010
With its deep roots and global scope, the capitalist system provides the framework of constant change, sometimes measured and …

Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Find and Execute Your Company’s Next Big Growth Strategy. By Erich Joachimsthaler. Harvard Business School Press.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Find and Execute Your Company’s Next Big Growth Strategy. By Erich Joachimsthaler. Harvard Business School Press.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Find and Execute Your Company’s Next Big Growth Strategy
by Erich Joachimsthaler
Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business School Press, 2007
We live in a world of innovation overdrive. Companies with …

Watching YouTube: Extraordinary Videos by Ordinary People. By Michael Strangelove. University of Toronto Press.

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Watching YouTube: Extraordinary Videos by Ordinary People. By Michael Strangelove. University of Toronto Press.

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Watching YouTube: Extraordinary Videos by Ordinary People
by Michael Strangelove
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010
In Watching YouTube, Dr. Strangelove, the Governor General Literary Award-nominated author that Wired Magazine called a ‘guru of Internet …

Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith. By Sharon Daloz Parks. Jossey-Bass.

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Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith. By Sharon Daloz Parks. Jossey-Bass.

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Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith
by Sharon Daloz Parks
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000
The twenty-something” years of young adulthood are increasingly recognized as critical …

Net Ready: Strategies for Success in the E-conomy. By Amir Hartman,John Sifonis and John Kaddor. McGraw-Hill.

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Net Ready: Strategies for Success in the E-conomy. By Amir Hartman,John Sifonis and John Kaddor. McGraw-Hill.

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Net Ready: Strategies for Success in the E-conomy
by Amir Hartman,John Sifonis and John Kaddor
New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000
The American Dream has a new name: e-business. But the realities of internet business are …

Metapatterns: Across Space, Time and Mind. By Tyler Volk. Columbia University Press.

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Metapatterns: Across Space, Time and Mind. By Tyler Volk. Columbia University Press.

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Metapatterns: Across Space, Time and Mind
by Tyler Volk
New York: Columbia University Press, 1995
In the interdisciplinary tradition of Buckminster Fuller’s work, Gregory Bateson’s Mind and Nature,and Fritjof Capra’s Tao of Physics, Metapatternsembraces …

Codes of Evolution: The Synaptic Language Revealing the Secrets of Matter, Life, and Thought. By Rush W. Dozier, Jr. Crown Publishers.

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Codes of Evolution: The Synaptic Language Revealing the Secrets of Matter, Life, and Thought. By Rush W. Dozier, Jr. Crown Publishers.

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Codes of Evolution: The Synaptic Language Revealing the Secrets of Matter, Life, and Thought
by Rush W. Dozier, Jr.
New York: Crown Publishers, 1992
By applying medical science to our planet as a whole, …

Enabling Knowledge Creation: How to Unlock the Mystery of Tacit Knowledge and Release the Power of Innovation . By Georg von Krogh, Kazuo Ichijo and Ikujiro Nonaka. Oxford University Press.

January 16, 2010 – 7:26 pm | Comments Off
Enabling Knowledge Creation: How to Unlock the Mystery of Tacit Knowledge and Release the Power of Innovation . By Georg von Krogh, Kazuo Ichijo and Ikujiro Nonaka. Oxford University Press.

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Enabling Knowledge Creation: How to Unlock the Mystery of Tacit Knowledge and Release the Power of Innovation
by Georg von Krogh, Kazuo Ichijo and Ikujiro Nonaka
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000
When The …

Atlas of the Greek World. By Peter Levi. Facts On File.

January 11, 2010 – 11:36 pm | Comments Off
Atlas of the Greek World. By Peter Levi. Facts On File.

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Atlas of the Greek World
by Peter Levi
New York: Facts On File, 1980
Atlas of the Greek World is an extraordinary approach to the study of one of the great civilizations of …

At the Heart of the Web: The Inevitable Genesis of Intelligent Life. By George A. Seielstad. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

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At the Heart of the Web: The Inevitable Genesis of Intelligent Life. By George A. Seielstad. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

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At the Heart of the Web: The Inevitable Genesis of Intelligent Life
by George A. Seielstad
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974
Just as individuals are curious about the circumstances surrounding their birth, the …

The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs. By Michael Belfiore. Smithsonian Books.

December 19, 2009 – 5:17 pm | Comments Off
The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs. By Michael Belfiore. Smithsonian Books.

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The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs
by Michael Belfiore
New York: Smithsonian Books, 2009
America’s greatest idea factory isn’t Bell Labs, Silicon Valley, or …

Neuronal Man: The Biology of Mind. By Jean-Pierre Changeux. Pantheon Books.

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Neuronal Man: The Biology of Mind. By Jean-Pierre Changeux. Pantheon Books.

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Neuronal Man: The Biology of Mind
by Jean-Pierre Changeux
New York: Pantheon Books, 1985
Jean-Pierre Changeux is a world-famous neurobiologist. In an era when scientists have become specialists, he is one of the rare …

Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal. By Mark W. Johnson. Harvard Business Press.

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Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal. By Mark W. Johnson. Harvard Business Press.

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Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal
by Mark W. Johnson
Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business Press, 2009
Transformative growth, the need for innovation, and the relentless pressure to boost profit and …

The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism. By Howard Bloom. Prometheus Books.

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The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism. By Howard Bloom. Prometheus Books.

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The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism
by Howard Bloom
Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2009
Is global capitalism on its last legs? Is the era of American leadership over? Has the …

Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods. By Shel Israel. Portfolio.

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Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods. By Shel Israel. Portfolio.

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Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods
by Shel Israel
New York: Portfolio, 2009
Twitter is the most rapidly adopted communication tool in history, going from zero to ten million users in …

Viral Loop: From Facebook to Twitter, How Today’s Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves. By Adam L. Penenberg. Hyperion.

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Viral Loop: From Facebook to Twitter, How Today’s Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves. By Adam L. Penenberg. Hyperion.

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Viral Loop: From Facebook to Twitter, How Today’s Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves
by Adam L. Penenberg
New York: Hyperion, 2009
Here’s something you may not know about today’s Internet. Simply by designing your product the …

Complexity and Creativity in Organizations. By Ralph D. Stacey. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

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Complexity and Creativity in Organizations. By Ralph D. Stacey. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

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Complexity and Creativity in Organizations
by Ralph D. Stacey
San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1996
Today’s business environment is characterized by faster technology development and information flow, increasing interconnectedness between organizations, and the much greater …

Wired for Thought: How the Brain is Shaping the Future of the Internet. By Jeffrey M. Stibel. Harvard Business Press.

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Wired for Thought: How the Brain is Shaping the Future of the Internet. By Jeffrey M. Stibel. Harvard Business Press.

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Wired for Thought: How the Brain is Shaping the Future of the Internet
by Jeffrey M. Stibel
Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business Press, 2009
If you want to succeed on the Internet, forget trying to understand …

Mind in Science: A History of Explanations in Psychology and Physics. By Richard L. Gregory. Cambridge University Press.

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Mind in Science: A History of Explanations in Psychology and Physics. By Richard L. Gregory. Cambridge University Press.

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Mind in Science: A History of Explanations in Psychology and Physics
by Richard L. Gregory
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981
Mind in Science is both a substantial contribution to the history of science …

A History of India. By Burton Stein. Blackwell.

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A History of India. By Burton Stein. Blackwell.

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A History of India
by Burton Stein
Oxford: Blackwell, 1998
This history provides an original, succinct but sustained narrative of the development of Indian society, culture and polity from 70,000 BC to the present. …

Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. By Tim Brown. HarperCollins.

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Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. By Tim Brown. HarperCollins.

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Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation
by Tim Brown
New York: HarperCollins, 2009
The myth of innovation is that brilliant ideas leap fully formed from the minds of geniuses. In …

Futurepedia

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Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History. By David Christian. University of California Press.

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Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History. By David Christian. University of California Press.

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Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History
by David Christian
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004
Maps of Time is world history on an unprecedented scale. An ambitious overview of the emerging field …

A Short History of the Printed Word. By Warren Chappell. Dorset Press.

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A Short History of the Printed Word. By Warren Chappell. Dorset Press.

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A Short History of the Printed Word
by Warren Chappell
New York: Dorset Press, 1970
A Short History of the Printed Word is a book that will inform the layman and give pleasure to …

Timescale: An Atlas of the Fourth Dimension. By Nigel Calder. Viking Press.

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Timescale: An Atlas of the Fourth Dimension. By Nigel Calder. Viking Press.

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Timescale: An Atlas of the Fourth Dimension
by Nigel Calder
New York: Viking Press, 1983
Here, from a master of science writing, is a work that will plunge anyone who reads it into a …

The Future Factor: The Five Forces Transforming Our Lives and Shaping Human Destiny. By Michael G. Zey, Ph.D. McGraw-Hill.

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The Future Factor: The Five Forces Transforming Our Lives and Shaping Human Destiny. By Michael G. Zey, Ph.D. McGraw-Hill.

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The Future Factor: The Five Forces Transforming Our Lives and Shaping Human Destiny
by Michael G. Zey, Ph.D.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000
“The future is an act of will,” says internationally renowned sociologist/futurist Michael …

Cyberspace: The Human Dimension. By David B. Whittle. W. H. Freeman and Company.

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Cyberspace: The Human Dimension. By David B. Whittle. W. H. Freeman and Company.

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Cyberspace: The Human Dimension
by David B. Whittle
New York: W. H. Freeman and Company, 1997
Cyberspace, which can be loosely defined as a conceptual world of networks and connections accessible via computer, is …

The Future of the Past. By Alexander Stille. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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The Future of the Past. By Alexander Stille. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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The Future of the Past
by Alexander Stille
New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2002
Space radar, infrared photography, carbon dating, DNA analysis, microfilm, digital databases — we have better technology than ever before …

Cyber Reader: Critical Writings for the Digital Era. By Neil Spiller, ed. Phaidon Press.

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Cyber Reader: Critical Writings for the Digital Era. By Neil Spiller, ed. Phaidon Press.

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Cyber Reader: Critical Writings for the Digital Era
by Neil Spiller,ed.
London: Phaidon Press, 2002
Cyber Reader is an anthology of extracts from key texts related to the theme of cyberspace. Approaching the subject …

Deeper: My Two-Year Odyssey in Cyberspace. By John Seabrook. Simon & Schuster.

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Deeper: My Two-Year Odyssey in Cyberspace. By John Seabrook. Simon & Schuster.

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Deeper: My Two-Year Odyssey in Cyberspace
by John Seabrook
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997
In Deeper, John Seabrook, a staff writer for the New Yorker, takes us along on his personal journey down …

The Long Boom: A Vision for the Coming Age of Prosperity. By Peter Schwartz, Peter Leyden and Joel Hyatt. Perseus Books.

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The Long Boom: A Vision for the Coming Age of Prosperity. By Peter Schwartz, Peter Leyden and Joel Hyatt. Perseus Books.

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The Long Boom: A Vision for the Coming Age of Prosperity
by Peter Schwartz, Peter Leyden and Joel Hyatt
Reading, Massachusetts: Perseus Books, 1999
Rarely in the great sweep of history is there an …

Jetpack Dreams: One Man’s Up and Down (But Mostly Down) Search for the Greatest Invention that Never Was . By Mac Montandon. Da Capo Press.

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Jetpack Dreams: One Man’s Up and Down (But Mostly Down) Search for the Greatest Invention that Never Was . By Mac Montandon. Da Capo Press.

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Jetpack Dreams: One Man’s Up and Down (But Mostly Down) Search for the Greatest Invention that Never Was 
by Mac Montandon
New York: Da Capo Press, 2008
A soaring meditation on — and participatory investigation …

City of Bits: Space, Place and the Infobahn. By William J. Mitchell. MIT Press.

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City of Bits: Space, Place and the Infobahn. By William J. Mitchell. MIT Press.

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City of Bits: Space, Place and the Infobahn
by William J. Mitchell
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1995
My name is wjm@mit.edu (though I have many aliases), and I am an electronic flaneur. I hang …

The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World. By Lawrence Lessig. Random House.

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The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World. By Lawrence Lessig. Random House.

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The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World
by Lawrence Lessig
New York: Random House, 2001
The Internet revolution has come. Some say it has gone. What was responsible …

A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History. By Manuel De Landa. Swerve Editions.

September 11, 2009 – 8:15 pm | Comments Off
A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History. By Manuel De Landa. Swerve Editions.

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A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History
by Manuel De Landa
New York; Swerve Editions, 1997
Following in the wake of his groundbreaking work, War in the Age of Intelligent Machines, Manuel De Landa presents …

At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War. By Michael R. Beschloss and Strobe Talbott. Little, Brown and Company.

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At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War. By Michael R. Beschloss and Strobe Talbott. Little, Brown and Company.

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At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War
by Michael R. Beschloss and Strobe Talbott
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1993
This is a story that you did …

Americas: The Changing Face of Latin America and the Caribbean. By Peter Winn. Pantheon Books.

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Americas: The Changing Face of Latin America and the Caribbean. By Peter Winn. Pantheon Books.

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Americas: The Changing Face of Latin America and the Caribbean
by Peter Winn
New York: Pantheon Books, 1992
Stunning for its magisterial sweep, Americas is the most authoritative history to date of contemporary Latin …

At War With Ourselves: Why America is Squandering its Chance to Build a Better World. By Michael Hirsh. Oxford University Press.

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At War With Ourselves: Why America is Squandering its Chance to Build a Better World. By Michael Hirsh. Oxford University Press.

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At War With Ourselves: Why America is Squandering its Chance to Build a Better World
by Michael Hirsh
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003
As correspondent for Newsweek, Michael Hirsh has traveled to every continent, …

World Dynamics. By Jay W. Forrester. Wright-Allen Press.

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World Dynamics. By Jay W. Forrester. Wright-Allen Press.

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World Dynamics
by Jay W. Forrester
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Wright-Allen Press, 1971
“The world exhibits a growing sense of futility as countries and international agencies repeatedly attack deficiencies in our social systems while the symptoms …

Blue Gold: The Battle Against Corporate Theft of the World’s Water. By Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke. Stoddart.

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Blue Gold: The Battle Against Corporate Theft of the World’s Water. By Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke. Stoddart.

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Blue Gold: The Battle Against Corporate Theft of the World’s Water
by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke
Toronto: Stoddart, 2002
Fresh water is quickly becoming big business, and a preserve of the wealthy.
The world’s …

Blur: The Speed of Change in the Connected Economy. By Stan Davis and Christopher Meyer. Perseus Books.

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Blur: The Speed of Change in the Connected Economy. By Stan Davis and Christopher Meyer. Perseus Books.

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Blur: The Speed of Change in the Connected Economy
by Stan Davis and Christopher Meyer
Reading, Massachusetts: Perseus Books, 1998
Speed. Intangibles. Connectivity. As these three forces converge, every dimension of business behavior is …

Unchained Value: The New Logic of Digital Business. By Mary J. Cronin. Harvard Business School Press.

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Unchained Value: The New Logic of Digital Business. By Mary J. Cronin. Harvard Business School Press.

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Unchained Value: The New Logic of Digital Business
by Mary J. Cronin
Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2000
The Internet revolution has been broadly advertised — yet despite the onslaught of warnings about what …

Evolve! Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow. By Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Harvard Business School Press.

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Evolve! Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow. By Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Harvard Business School Press.

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Evolve! Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow
by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business School Press, 2001
People and organizations at every stage of Internet sophistication face the same burning question:How should …

Surfing the Edge of Chaos: The Laws of Nature and the New Laws of Business. By Richard T. Pascale, Mark Millemann and Linda Gioja. Crown Business.

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Surfing the Edge of Chaos: The Laws of Nature and the New Laws of Business. By Richard T. Pascale, Mark Millemann and Linda Gioja. Crown Business.

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Surfing the Edge of Chaos: The Laws of Nature and the New Laws of Business
by Richard T. Pascale, Mark Millemannand Linda Gioja
New York: Crown Business, 2000
Every few years a book changes …

Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back. By Douglas Rushkoff. Random House.

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Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back. By Douglas Rushkoff. Random House.

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Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back
by Douglas Rushkoff
New York: Random House, 2009
In Life Inc., award-winning writer, documentary filmmaker, and scholar Douglas Rushkoff traces how …

Beyond Success: Redefining the Meaning of Prosperity. By Jeffrey L. Gitterman. AMACOM.

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Beyond Success: Redefining the Meaning of Prosperity. By Jeffrey L. Gitterman. AMACOM.

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Beyond Success: Redefining the Meaning of Prosperity
by Jeffrey L. Gitterman
New York: AMACOM, 2009
Whether you’re struggling to get by or well on your way to material wealth, sooner or later you’ll ask yourself: …

The Friction-Free Economy: Marketing Strategies for a Wired World. By T. G. Lewis. HarperCollins.

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The Friction-Free Economy: Marketing Strategies for a Wired World. By T. G. Lewis. HarperCollins.

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The Friction-Free Economy: Marketing Strategies for a Wired World
by T. G. Lewis
New York: HarperCollins, 1997
Imagine a world where supply no longer equals demand. A world where a company craving greater market …

Powerlines: Words That Sell Brands, Grip Fans, and Sometimes Change History. By Steve Cone. Bloomberg Press.

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Powerlines: Words That Sell Brands, Grip Fans, and Sometimes Change History. By Steve Cone. Bloomberg Press.

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Powerlines: Words That Sell Brands, Grip Fans, and Sometimes Change History
by Steve Cone
New York: Bloomberg Press, 2008
Marketers once knew that the most effective way to influence people was to tell astory in …

Inside the Tornado: Marketing Strategies from Silicon Valley’s Cutting Edge. By Geoffrey A. Moore. HarperCollins.

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Inside the Tornado: Marketing Strategies from Silicon Valley’s Cutting Edge. By Geoffrey A. Moore. HarperCollins.

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Inside the Tornado: Marketing Strategies from Silicon Valley’s Cutting Edge
by Geoffrey A. Moore
New York: HarperCollins, 1995
In his pioneering Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey Moore introduced readers to a gap or chasm in …

Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Technology Products to Mainstream Customers. By Geoffrey A. Moore. HarperCollins.

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Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Technology Products to Mainstream Customers. By Geoffrey A. Moore. HarperCollins.

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Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Technology Products to Mainstream Customers
by Geoffrey A. Moore
New York: HarperCollins, 1991
The old method of marketing technology products — which achieved some successes but far more …

Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies for Reinventing Government. By David Osborne and Peter Plastrik. Addison-Wesley.

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Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies for Reinventing Government. By David Osborne and Peter Plastrik. Addison-Wesley.

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Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies for Reinventing Government
by David Osborne and Peter Plastrik
Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1997
If you want to help your city save more than $100 million without cutting service levels, …

Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step: Maximizing Performance and Maintaining Results. By Paul R. Niven. John Wiley and Sons.

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Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step: Maximizing Performance and Maintaining Results. By Paul R. Niven. John Wiley and Sons.

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Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step: Maximizing Performance and Maintaining Results
by Paul R. Niven
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002
The information age is upon us. This new era of globalization, unprecedented customer knowledge, and …

Would-Be Worlds: How Simulation Is Changing the Frontiers of Science. By John. L. Casti. John Wiley and Sons.

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Would-Be Worlds: How Simulation Is Changing the Frontiers of Science. By John. L. Casti. John Wiley and Sons.

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Would-Be Worlds: How Simulation Is Changing the Frontiers of Science
by John L. Casti
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997
In the ever-changing world of science, new instruments often lead to momentous discoveries …

Innovation Watch Newsletter 1.09 – May 18, 2002

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SCIENCE
Scientists Wire Up Rats for Remote Control – [MSNBC] By implanting electrodes in rats’ brains, scientists have created remote-controlled rodents they can command to turn left or right, climb trees and navigate piles of rubble …

Innovation Watch Newsletter 1.08 – May 4, 2002

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SCIENCE
New Drug Leaves Diseased Cells Nowhere to Hide – A revolutionary new breed of drugs will leave diseased and cancerous cells with nowhere to hide. The new drugs – which will only destroy diseased cells …

Innovation Watch Newsletter 1.07 – April 20, 2002

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SCIENCE
China Confirms Space Station Plan – China has confirmed that it will construct a crewed space station. The announcement came after the recovery of the capsule from the third test flight in China’s quest to …

Innovation Watch Newsletter 1.06 – April 6, 2002

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SCIENCE
Cloning Pregnancy Claim Prompts Outrage – A woman taking part in a controversial human cloning programme is eight weeks pregnant, claims Severino Antinori, one of the two controversial fertility specialists leading the effort. "One woman …

Innovation Watch Newsletter 1.05 – March 23, 2002

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SCIENCE
Britain Setting Up World’s First National Stem Cell Bank – Embryo stem cell research in Britain shifted into high gear Friday when regulators granted the first licenses allowing scientists to extract the cells from donated …

Innovation Watch Newsletter 1.04 – March 9, 2002

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SCIENCE
Gene Mappers May Have Missed Half The Genes- How many genes are nestled in a human being’s DNA? A year ago, when the Human Genome Project and Celera Genomics unveiled their maps of the human …

Innovation Watch Newsletter 1.03 – February 23, 2002

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SCIENCE
Ancient Lake Holds Secrets to Earth’s Past – Scientists will soon be drilling into what could prove to be the longest and richest archive of Earth’s past climate. They’re trying to get a year-by-year continuous …

Innovation Watch Newsletter 1.02 – February 9, 2002

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SCIENCE
Jellyfish Jackpot Found on Fossil Beach – Palaeontologists have hit a jellyfish jackpot in a Wisconsin quarry, giving scientists an unusual glimpse of ancient sea life. The gelatinous organisms seldom appear in the fossil record …

Innovation Watch Newsletter 1.01 – January 27, 2002

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INNOVATION
Net Works – The ‘THE’ network is one of three innovation clusters designed to bring together projects with similar innovation profiles as test beds for new concepts of systemic innovation networking.
The Mystery of Innovation: Aligning …

Newsletter

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Published every other week, the Innovation Watch Newsletter provides a continuous scan of emerging trends and signals of change, reporting on developments in science, technology, business, society, global politics and the environment… and their implications …

Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century. By Michio Kaku. Anchor Books.

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Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century. By Michio Kaku. Anchor Books.

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Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
by Michio Kaku
New York: Anchor Books, 1997
In a spellbinding narrative that skillfully weaves together cutting-edge research among today’s foremost scientists, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku — …

The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must. By Robert Zubrin with Richard Wagner. The Free Press.

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The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must. By Robert Zubrin with Richard Wagner. The Free Press.

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The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must

by Robert Zubrin with Richard Wagner
New York: The Free Press, 1996
Since the beginning of human history Mars has …

The Gecko’s Foot: Bio-Inspiration — Engineering New Materials from Nature. By Peter Forbes. W. W. Norton and Company.

January 25, 2009 – 1:20 am | Comments Off
The Gecko’s Foot: Bio-Inspiration — Engineering New Materials from Nature. By Peter Forbes. W. W. Norton and Company.

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The Gecko’s Foot: Bio-Inspiration — Engineering New Materials from Nature
by Peter Forbes
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005
Bio-inspiration is the new engineering: nature’s own nanotechnology. Instead of — in crude terms …

Nanocosm: Nanotechnology and the Big Changes Coming from the Inconceivably Small. By William Illsey Atkinson. Viking.

August 21, 2004 – 11:26 pm | Comments Off
Nanocosm: Nanotechnology and the Big Changes Coming from the Inconceivably Small. By William Illsey Atkinson. Viking.

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Nanocosm: Nanotechnology and the Big Changes Coming from the Inconceivably Small
by William Illsey Atkinson
Toronto: Viking, 2003
Imagine how the world would change if we could control matter at the level of the atom. …

Galaxies and the Cosmic Frontier. By William H. Waller and Paul W. Hodge. Harvard University Press.

April 24, 2004 – 10:03 pm | Comments Off
Galaxies and the Cosmic Frontier. By William H. Waller and Paul W. Hodge. Harvard University Press.

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Galaxies and the Cosmic Frontier
by William H. Waller and Paul W. Hodge
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2003
For the past twelve billion years, galaxies have emblazoned the Universe, bringing form to the firmament, …

What Just Happened: A Chronicle from the Information Frontier. By James Gleick. Pantheon Books.

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What Just Happened: A Chronicle from the Information Frontier. By James Gleick. Pantheon Books.

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What Just Happened: A Chronicle from the Information Frontier
by James Gleick
New York: Pantheon Books, 2002
Here’s some of what just happened: Millions of ordinary, sensible people came into possession of computers. These …

If the Universe is Teeming with Aliens… Where is Everybody: Fifty Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life. By Stephen Webb. Praxis Publishing.

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If the Universe is Teeming with Aliens… Where is Everybody: Fifty Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life. By Stephen Webb. Praxis Publishing.

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If the Universe is Teeming with Aliens… Where is Everybody: Fifty Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life
by Stephen Webb
New York: Praxis Publishing, 2002
During a lunchtime conversation at …

The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II – Vol. I. By Fernand Braudel. Harper Collins.

January 25, 2003 – 12:45 pm | Comments Off
The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II – Vol. I. By Fernand Braudel. Harper Collins.

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The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II – Vol. I
by Fernand Braudel
New York: Harper Collins, 1972
Like the great sea of which he writes Braudel’s vision transcends …

The Global Village: Transformations in World Life and Media in the 21st Century. By Marshall McLuhan and Bruce R. Powers. Oxford University Press.

January 13, 2003 – 1:43 pm | Comments Off
The Global Village: Transformations in World Life and Media in the 21st Century. By Marshall McLuhan and Bruce R. Powers. Oxford University Press.

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The Global Village: Transformations in World Life and Media in the 21st Century
by Marshall McLuhan and Bruce R. Powers
New York: Oxford University Press, 1989
Extending the visionary early work of the late …

The Turning Point: Science, Society and the Rising Culture. By Fritjof Capra. Simon and Schuster.

January 11, 2003 – 7:22 pm | Comments Off
The Turning Point: Science, Society and the Rising Culture. By Fritjof Capra. Simon and Schuster.

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The Turning Point: Science, Society and the Rising Culture
by Fritjof Capra
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982
In his widely acclaimed best seller The Tao of Physics, Fritjof Capra challenged much of conventional …

The End of the Nation State: The Rise of Regional Economies. By Kenichi Ohmae. The Free Press.

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The End of the Nation State: The Rise of Regional Economies. By Kenichi Ohmae. The Free Press.

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The End of the Nation State: The Rise of Regional Economies
by Kenichi Ohmae
New York: The Free Press, 1995
Nation states, asserts the world-renowned business strategist Kenichi Ohmae, are dinosaurs waiting to die. …

The Tomorrow Makers: A Brave New World of Living-Brain Machines. By Grant Fjermedal. Macmillan Publishing Company.

January 1, 2003 – 11:16 pm | Comments Off
The Tomorrow Makers: A Brave New World of Living-Brain Machines. By Grant Fjermedal. Macmillan Publishing Company.

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The Tomorrow Makers: A Brave New World of Living-Brain Machines
by Grant Fjermedal
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1986
“We are on the threshold of a change in the universe comparable to the transition from …

Mathematics and the Search for Knowledge. By Morris Kline. Oxford University Press.

January 1, 2003 – 10:52 pm | Comments Off
Mathematics and the Search for Knowledge. By Morris Kline. Oxford University Press.

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Mathematics and the Search for Knowledge
by Morris Kline
New York: Oxford University Press, 1985
Few scientists have the ability to convey the complexity and richness of their specialty in terms the general reader can …

The Wealth of Man. By Peter Jay. Public Affairs.

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The Wealth of Man. By Peter Jay. Public Affairs.

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The Wealth of Man
by Peter Jay
New York: Public Affairs, 2000
Twelve thousand years ago, there were only a few million human beings scattered around the globe in small bands. Most were hunter-gatherers, moving …

Bots: The Origin of New Species. By Andrew Leonard. HardWired.

December 29, 2002 – 11:48 am | Comments Off
Bots: The Origin of New Species. By Andrew Leonard. HardWired.

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Bots: The Origin of New Species
by Andrew Leonard
San Francisco: HardWired, 1997
Bots is the story of cyberspace’s first indigenous species. These bots — mere strings of code — are now poised to change …

The Ice Chronicles: The Quest to Understand Global Climate Change. By Paul Andrew Mayewski and Frank White. University Press of New England.

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The Ice Chronicles: The Quest to Understand Global Climate Change. By Paul Andrew Mayewski and Frank White. University Press of New England.

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The Ice Chronicles: The Quest to Understand Global Climate Change
by Paul Andrew Mayewski and Frank White
Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2002
Almost a decade ago, Paul Mayewski, an internationally recognized …

A New Kind of Science. By Stephen Wolfram. Wolfram Media.

December 29, 2002 – 12:28 am | Comments Off
A New Kind of Science. By Stephen Wolfram. Wolfram Media.

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A New Kind of Science
by Stephen Wolfram
Champaign, Illinois: Wolfram Media, 2002
This long-awaited work from one of the world’s most respected scientists presents a series of dramatic discoveries never before made public. Starting …

The Discovery of Time. By Stuart McCready, ed. Sourcebooks.

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The Discovery of Time. By Stuart McCready, ed. Sourcebooks.

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The Discovery of Time
by Stuart McCready, ed
Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks, 2001
In modern times we rely without thinking on accurate technology to tell the time. But the quest for a reliable method took many …

The Self-Organizing Economy. By Paul Krugman. Blackwell.

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The Self-Organizing Economy. By Paul Krugman. Blackwell.

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The Self-Organizing Economy
by Paul Krugman
Oxford: Blackwell, 1996
In the last few years the concept of self-organizing systems — complex systems in which randomness and chaos seem spontaneously to evolve into unexpected order — …

Blueprint for a Cell: The Nature and Origin of Life. By Christian de Duve. Neil Patterson Publishers.

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Blueprint for a Cell: The Nature and Origin of Life. By Christian de Duve. Neil Patterson Publishers.

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Blueprint for a Cell: The Nature and Origin of Life
by Christian de Duve
Burlington, North Carolina: Neil Patterson Publishers, 1991
How did life begin? Was life an accident? How did the first cell form …

TRW: Pioneering Technology and Innovation Since 1900. By Davis Dyer. Harvard Business School Press.

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TRW: Pioneering Technology and Innovation Since 1900. By Davis Dyer. Harvard Business School Press.

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TRW: Pioneering Technology and Innovation Since 1900
by Davis Dyer
Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1998
Widely recognized as one of the leading high-tech companies in the world, TRW has helped shape the major industries …

Chaos and Fractals: The Mathematics Behind the Computer Graphics. By Robert L. Devaney and Linda Keen, eds. Rhode Island.

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Chaos and Fractals: The Mathematics Behind the Computer Graphics. By Robert L. Devaney and Linda Keen, eds. Rhode Island.

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Chaos and Fractals: The Mathematics Behind the Computer Graphics
by Robert L. Devaney and Linda Keen, eds.
Providence: Rhode Island, 1989
The terms chaos and Fractals have received widespread attention in recent years. The alluring …

Digital Mythologies: The Hidden Complexities of the Internet. By Thomas Valovic. Rutgers University Press.

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Digital Mythologies: The Hidden Complexities of the Internet. By Thomas Valovic. Rutgers University Press.

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Digital Mythologies: The Hidden Complexities of the Internet
by Thomas Valovic
New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2000
Surf the Web. Ride the Information highway. Log on to the future. Corporate ad campaigns like …

An Economic History of the Western World. By Harry Elmer Barnes. Harcourt, Brace and Company.

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An Economic History of the Western World. By Harry Elmer Barnes. Harcourt, Brace and Company.

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An Economic History of the Western World
by Harry Elmer Barnes
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1937
Here is an introduction to the economic achievements of man within western civilization from pre-literary times …

Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the Twenty-First Century. By William Knoke. Kodansha International.

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Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the Twenty-First Century. By William Knoke. Kodansha International.

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Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the Twenty-First Century
by William Knoke
New York: Kodansha International, 1996
Today’s world is changing so rapidly that the next twenty-five years will render the emerging …

What’s Next: Exploring the New Terrain for Business. By Eamonn Kelly, Peter Leyden and Members of Global Business Network. Perseus Publishing.

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What’s Next: Exploring the New Terrain for Business. By Eamonn Kelly, Peter Leyden and Members of Global Business Network. Perseus Publishing.

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What’s Next: Exploring the New Terrain for Business
by Eamonn Kelly, Peter Leyden and Membersof Global Business Network
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Publishing, 2002
This is not a typical business book. It doesn’t provide a …

The Technological Arsenal: Emerging Defense Capabilities. By William C. Martel, ed. Smithsonian Institution Press.

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The Technological Arsenal: Emerging Defense Capabilities. By William C. Martel, ed. Smithsonian Institution Press.

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The Technological Arsenal: Emerging Defense Capabilities
 
by William C. Martel, ed.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2001
The rapid pace of technological innovation is propelling revolutionary change in U.S. defense strategy. “Within a decade,” …

Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization. By Robert Zubrin. Jeremy P. Tarcher.

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Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization. By Robert Zubrin. Jeremy P. Tarcher.

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Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization

by Robert Zubrin
New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1999
The author of the international bestseller The Case for Mars (“ingenious” – The New York Times Book Review) …

Bionomics: The Inevitability of Capitalism. By Michael Rothschild. Henry Holt.

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Bionomics: The Inevitability of Capitalism. By Michael Rothschild. Henry Holt.

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Bionomics: The Inevitability of Capitalism
by Michael Rothschild
New York: Henry Holt, 1990
Bionomics argues that what we call capitalism (or free-market economics) is not an ism at all but a naturally occurring phenomenon. It …

Man-Made Minds: The Promise of Artificial Intelligence. By M. Mitchell Waldrop. Walker and Company.

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Man-Made Minds: The Promise of Artificial Intelligence. By M. Mitchell Waldrop. Walker and Company.

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Man-Made Minds: The Promise of Artificial Intelligence
by M. Mitchell Waldrop
New York: Walker and Company, 1987
Artificial Intelligence (AI), the art of designing machines that are both omniscient and sensible, has become the crowning …

A Social History of the Media: From Gutenberg to the Internet. By Asa Briggs and Peter Burke. Polity Press.

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A Social History of the Media: From Gutenberg to the Internet. By Asa Briggs and Peter Burke. Polity Press.

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A Social History of the Media: From Gutenberg to the Internet
by Asa Briggs and Peter Burke
Cambridge: Polity Press, 2002
Written by two leading social and cultural historians, A Social History of the Media …

In the Blink of an Eye. By Andrew Parker. Perseus Publishing.

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In the Blink of an Eye. By Andrew Parker. Perseus Publishing.

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In the Blink of an Eye
by Andrew Parker
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Publishing, 2003
“In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” H.G. Well’s famous dictum tells us something that may seem …

Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution. By Howard Rheingold. Perseus Publishing.

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Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution. By Howard Rheingold. Perseus Publishing.

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Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution
by Howard Rheingold
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Publishing, 2002
For over twenty years, Howard Rheingold has explored the development of new technologies and the fascinating interplay between these technologies …

Release 2.0: A Design for Living in the Digital Age. By Esther Dyson. Broadway Books.

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Release 2.0: A Design for Living in the Digital Age. By Esther Dyson. Broadway Books.

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Release 2.0: A Design for Living in the Digital Age
by Esther Dyson
New York: Broadway Books, 1997
Welcome to Esther Dyson’s provocative and visionary new book, Release 2.0: A Design for Living in …

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. By Janine M. Benyus. William Morrow.

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Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. By Janine M. Benyus. William Morrow.

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Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
by Janine M. Benyus
New York: William Morrow, 1997
If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming the way we live on earth, literally enabling us …

Our Cosmic Habitat. By Martin Rees. Princeton University Press.

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Our Cosmic Habitat. By Martin Rees. Princeton University Press.

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Our Cosmic Habitat
by Martin Rees
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2001
Our universe seems strangely “biophilic,” or hospitable to life. Is this happenstance, providence, or coincidence? According to cosmologist Martin Rees, the answer …

Ants At Work: How an Insect Society is Organized. By Deborah Gordon. The Free Press.

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Ants At Work: How an Insect Society is Organized. By Deborah Gordon. The Free Press.

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Ants At Work: How an Insect Society is Organized
by Deborah Gordon
New York: The Free Press, 1999
A scientific tour de force, Deborah Gordon’s Ants At Work takes us to the amazing world of …

Journey Beyond Selene: Remarkable Expeditions Past Our Moon and to the Ends of the Solar System. By Jeffrey Kluger. Simon & Schuster.

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Journey Beyond Selene: Remarkable Expeditions Past Our Moon and to the Ends of the Solar System. By Jeffrey Kluger. Simon & Schuster.

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Journey Beyond Selene: Remarkable Expeditions Past Our Moon and to the Ends of the Solar System
by Jeffrey Kluger
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999
In Journey Beyond Selene, Jeffrey Kluger brings to life an …

A History of Private Life – II: Revelations of the Medieval World. By Georges Duby, ed. Belknap Press.

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A History of Private Life – II: Revelations of the Medieval World. By Georges Duby, ed. Belknap Press.

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A History of Private Life – II: Revelations of the Medieval World
by Georges Duby, ed.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press, 1988
All the mystery, earthiness, and romance of the Middle Ages are captured in …

A History of Private Life – III: Passions of the Renaissance. By Roger Chartier, ed. Belknap Press.

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A History of Private Life – III: Passions of the Renaissance. By Roger Chartier, ed. Belknap Press.

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A History of Private Life – III: Passions of the Renaissance
by Roger Chartier, ed.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press, 1989
Readers interested in history, and in the development of the modern sensibility, will revel …

Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. By Carl Sagan. Random House.

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Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. By Carl Sagan. Random House.

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Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
by Carl Sagan
New York: Random House, 1994
In Pale Blue Dot, Carl Sagan continues the acclaimed scientific voyage begun in Cosmos, the book …

The Light at the Edge of the Universe: Leading Cosmologists on the Brink of a Scientific Revolution. By Michael D. Lemonick. Villard Books.

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The Light at the Edge of the Universe: Leading Cosmologists on the Brink of a Scientific Revolution. By Michael D. Lemonick. Villard Books.

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The Light at the Edge of the Universe: Leading Cosmologists on the Brink of a Scientific Revolution
by Michael D. Lemonick
New York: Villard Books, 1993
Ever since the announcement of the Big Bang theory …

A History of Private Life – I: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium. By Paul Veyne, ed. Belknap Press.

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A History of Private Life – I: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium. By Paul Veyne, ed. Belknap Press.

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A History of Private Life – I: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium
by Paul Veyne, ed.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press, 1987
First of a handsome new series, this book reveals what it was really like …

Darkness at Night: A Riddle of the Universe. By Edward Harrison. Harvard University Press.

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Darkness at Night: A Riddle of the Universe. By Edward Harrison. Harvard University Press.

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Darkness at Night: A Riddle of the Universe
by Edward Harrison
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1987
Why is the sky dark at night?
The answer to this ancient and celebrated riddle, says Edward Harrison, seems …

A History of Private Life – IV: From the Fires of Revolution to the Great War. By Roger Chartier, ed. Belknap Press..

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A History of Private Life – IV: From the Fires of Revolution to the Great War. By Roger Chartier, ed. Belknap Press..

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A History of Private Life – IV: From the Fires of Revolution to the Great War
by Roger Chartier, ed.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press, 1990
The nineteenth century was the golden age of private …

Cosmic Evolution: The Rise of Complexity in Nature. By Eric J. Chaisson. Harvard University Press

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Cosmic Evolution: The Rise of Complexity in Nature. By Eric J. Chaisson. Harvard University Press

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Cosmic Evolution: The Rise of Complexity in Nature
by Eric J. Chaisson
Cambridge, Massachussetts: Harvard University Press, 2001
We are connected to distant space and time not only by our imaginations but also through a …

Superforce: The Search for a Grand Unified Theory of Nature. By Paul Davies. Simon and Schuster.

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Superforce: The Search for a Grand Unified Theory of Nature. By Paul Davies. Simon and Schuster.

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Superforce: The Search for a Grand Unified Theory of Nature
by Paul Davies
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984
The brilliant author of God and the New Physics and The Edge of Infinity, physicist Paul …

Perfect Symmetry: The Search for the Beginning of Time. By Heinz R. Pagels. Simon and Schuster.

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Perfect Symmetry: The Search for the Beginning of Time. By Heinz R. Pagels. Simon and Schuster.

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Perfect Symmetry: The Search for the Beginning of Time
by Heinz R. Pagels
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985
Perfect Symmetry takes us to the frontier of scientific thinking, to the state of the universe …

The Edge of Infinity: Where the Universe Came From and How It Will End. By Paul Davies. Simon and Schuster.

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The Edge of Infinity: Where the Universe Came From and How It Will End. By Paul Davies. Simon and Schuster.

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The Edge of Infinity: Where the Universe Came From and How It Will End
by Paul Davies
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981
The author of the highly acclaimed Other Worlds again breaks new ground. …

Bamboozled at the Revolution: How Big Media Lost Billions in the Battle for the Internet. By John Motavalli. Viking Press.

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Bamboozled at the Revolution: How Big Media Lost Billions in the Battle for the Internet. By John Motavalli. Viking Press.

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Bamboozled at the Revolution: How Big Media Lost Billions in the Battle for the Internet
by John Motavalli
New York: Viking Press, 2002
It was one of the most remarkable epochs in American Business history …

The European City. By Leonardo Benevolo. Blackwell.

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The European City. By Leonardo Benevolo. Blackwell.

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The European City
by Leonardo Benevolo
Oxford: Blackwell, 1993
The author begins by discussing the survival of urban culture following the collapse of the Roman and Byzantine Empires and then examines the great period …

Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are. By Joseph LeDoux. Viking

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Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are. By Joseph LeDoux. Viking

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Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are
by Joseph LeDoux
New York: Viking, 2002
Research on the brain, one of the few genuine frontiers remaining in science, continues to fascinate us, as it …

The Illustrated A Brief History of Time. By Stephen Hawking. Bantam Books.

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The Illustrated A Brief History of Time. By Stephen Hawking. Bantam Books.

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The Illustrated A Brief History of Time
by Stephen Hawking
New York: Bantam Books, 1996
In the years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time has established itself as a …

Apprentices of Wonder: Inside the Neural Network Revolution. By William F. Allman. Bantam Books

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Apprentices of Wonder: Inside the Neural Network Revolution. By William F. Allman. Bantam Books

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Apprentices of Wonder: Inside the Neural Network Revolution
by William F. Allman
New York: Bantam Books, 1989
A radical group of scientists known as connectionists are creating startling new theories of how the mind works …

Language and the Internet. By David Crystal. Cambridge University Press.

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Language and the Internet. By David Crystal. Cambridge University Press.

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Language and the Internet
by David Crystal
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001
Within a very few years, the Internet has emerged from obscurity to dominate many of our lives. In some areas, e-mail has already …

Extraterrestrial Intelligence. By Jean Heidmann. Cambridge University Press.

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Extraterrestrial Intelligence. By Jean Heidmann. Cambridge University Press.

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Extraterrestrial Intelligence
by Jean Heidmann
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995
If extraterrestrial intelligence exists, then positive detection of it would be the greatest scientific discovery of all time. By what criteria should we judge whether …

An Inventor in the Garden of Eden. By Eric Laithwaite. Cambridge University Press.

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An Inventor in the Garden of Eden. By Eric Laithwaite. Cambridge University Press.

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An Inventor in the Garden of Eden
by Eric Laithwaite
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994
Eric Laithwaite takes the reader on a guide tour through the mysteries of invention, stopping off to examine the laws …

At the Dawn of Modernity: Biology, Culture, and Material Life in Europe after the Year 1000. By David Levine. University of California Press.

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At the Dawn of Modernity: Biology, Culture, and Material Life in Europe after the Year 1000. By David Levine. University of California Press.

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At the Dawn of Modernity: Biology, Culture, and Material Life in Europe after the Year 1000
by David Levine
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001
Looking at a neglected period in the social history of …

Silicon Second Nature: Culturing Artificial Life in a Digital World. By Stefan Helmreich. University of California Press.

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Silicon Second Nature: Culturing Artificial Life in a Digital World. By Stefan Helmreich. University of California Press.

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Silicon Second Nature: Culturing Artificial Life in a Digital World
by Stefan Helmreich
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998
Silicon Second Nature takes us on an expedition into an extraordinary world where nature is made …

Healing Gaia: Practical Medicine for the Planet. By James Lovelock. Harmony Books.

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Healing Gaia: Practical Medicine for the Planet. By James Lovelock. Harmony Books.

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Healing Gaia: Practical Medicine for the Planet
by James Lovelock
New York: Harmony Books, 1991
By applying medical science to our planet as a whole, James Lovelock, visionary creator of the Gaia theory, gives us …

Blinded by the Light: New Theories About the Sun and the Search for Dark Matter. By John Gribbin. Harmony Books.

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Blinded by the Light: New Theories About the Sun and the Search for Dark Matter. By John Gribbin. Harmony Books.

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Blinded by the Light: New Theories About the Sun and the Search for Dark Matter
by John Gribbin
New York: Harmony Books, 1991
For thousands of years, the sun has been extravagant with its heat, …

Robots: Fact, Fiction and Prediction. By Jasia Reichardt. Thames & Hudson.

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Robots: Fact, Fiction and Prediction. By Jasia Reichardt. Thames & Hudson.

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Robots: Fact, Fiction and Prediction
by Jasia Reichardt
London: Thames & Hudson, 1978
Here, in a spectacular panaorama from time past, present and to come, is the extraordinary story of man-made forms of ‘life.’ From …

What Does a Martian Look Like? The Science of Extraterrestrial Life. By Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart. John Wiley & Sons.

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What Does a Martian Look Like? The Science of Extraterrestrial Life. By Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart. John Wiley & Sons.

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What Does a Martian Look Like? The Science of Extraterrestrial Life
by Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002
Since H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds startled Victorian sensibilities with …

Planetary Dreams: The Quest to Discover Life Beyond Earth. By Robert Shapiro. John Wiley & Sons.

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Planetary Dreams: The Quest to Discover Life Beyond Earth. By Robert Shapiro. John Wiley & Sons.

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Planetary Dreams: The Quest to Discover Life Beyond Earth
by Robert Shapiro
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1999
The surprisingly long history of debate over extra-terrestrial life is full of marvelous visions of what …

Architects of the Web: 1,000 Days that Built the Future of Business. By Robert H. Reid. John Wiley & Sons.

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Architects of the Web: 1,000 Days that Built the Future of Business. By Robert H. Reid. John Wiley & Sons.

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Architects of the Web: 1,000 Days that Built the Future of Business
by Robert H. Reid
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997
It is arguably the most significant business tool of our time. As …

Symbiotic Planet: A New View of Evolution. By Lynn Margulis. Basic Books.

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Symbiotic Planet: A New View of Evolution. By Lynn Margulis. Basic Books.

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Symbiotic Planet: A New View of Evolution
by Lynn Margulis
New York: Basic Books, 1998
Though Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution laid the foundations of modern biology, it did not tell the whole story. Most …

Big Issues: The Examined Life in the Digital Age. By Forbes ASAP. John Wiley & Sons.

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Big Issues: The Examined Life in the Digital Age. By Forbes ASAP. John Wiley  & Sons.

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Big Issues: The Examined Life in the Digital Age
by Forbes ASAP
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2001
There has never been a shortage of pundits willing to wax hyperbolic about the wonders …

Acquiring Genomes: A Theory of the Origins of Species. By Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan. Perseus Books.

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Acquiring Genomes: A Theory of the Origins of Species. By Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan. Perseus Books.

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Acquiring Genomes: A Theory of the Origins of Species
by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan
New York: Perseus Books, 2002
In this groundbreaking book, Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan present an answer to the one …

Beethoven’s Anvil: Music in Mind and Culture. By William Benzon. Basic Books.

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Beethoven’s Anvil: Music in Mind and Culture. By William Benzon. Basic Books.

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Beethoven’s Anvil: Music in Mind and Culture
by William Benzon
New York: Basic Books, 2001
Why does the brain create music? What is it about certain abstract patterns of sound that makes us want to …

A Universe of Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination. By Gerald M. Edelman and Giulio Tononi. Basic Books.

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A Universe of Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination. By Gerald M. Edelman and Giulio Tononi. Basic Books.

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A Universe of Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination
by Gerald M. Edelman and Giulio Tononi
New York: Basic Books, 2000
What goes on in our heads when we have a thought? Why do physical events …

After Thought: The Computer Challenge to Human Intelligence. By James Bailey. Basic Books.

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After Thought: The Computer Challenge to Human Intelligence. By James Bailey. Basic Books.

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After Thought: The Computer Challenge to Human Intelligence
by James Bailey
New York: Basic Books, 1996
Through the first fifty years of the computer revolution, suggests James Bailey in this strikingly original and thought-provoking book, …

Frontiers of Complexity: The Search for Order in a Chaotic World. By Peter Coveney and Roger Highfield. Fawcett Columbine.

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Frontiers of Complexity: The Search for Order in a Chaotic World. By Peter Coveney and Roger Highfield. Fawcett Columbine.

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Frontiers of Complexity: The Search for Order in a Chaotic World
by Peter Coveney and Roger Highfield
New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1995
At the cutting edge of the sciences, at the theoretical frontier where breakthroughs …

Voyage to the Great Attractor: Exploring Intergalactic Space. By Alan Dressler. Alfred A. Knopf.

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Voyage to the Great Attractor: Exploring Intergalactic Space. By Alan Dressler. Alfred A. Knopf.

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Voyage to the Great Attractor: Exploring Intergalactic Space
by Alan Dressler
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994
With lucidity and grace a brilliant cosmologist here describes his work and illuminates his world.
Seeking to explain how …

A History of Warfare. By John Keegan. Alfred A. Knopf.

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A History of Warfare. By John Keegan. Alfred A. Knopf.

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A History of Warfare
by John Keegan
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993
Author of the acclaimed The Face of Battle, The Mask of Command and, most recently, The Second World War, John Keegan is …

The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence. By Carl Sagan. Random House.

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The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence. By Carl Sagan. Random House.

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The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence
by Carl Sagan
New York: Random House, 1977
In The Cosmic Connection, Dr. Carl Sagan dramatized for the laymen the search for life beyond …

Red Giants and White Dwarfs. By Robert Jastrow. W. W. Norton.

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Red Giants and White Dwarfs. By Robert Jastrow. W. W. Norton.

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Red Giants and White Dwarfs
by Robert Jastrow
New York: W. W. Norton, 1979
This book is one of those great rarities in science and literature — a lucid and fascinating discussion of the most …

Journey into Space: The First Three Decades of Space Exploration. By Bruce Murray. W. W. Norton.

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Journey into Space: The First Three Decades of Space Exploration. By Bruce Murray. W. W. Norton.

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Journey into Space: The First Three Decades of Space Exploration
by Bruce Murray
New York: W. W. Norton, 1989
Venus, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus. One by one these long-sought jewels have revealed their mysteries …

Oasis in Space: Earth History from the Beginning. By Preston Cloud. W. W. Norton.

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Oasis in Space: Earth History from the Beginning. By Preston Cloud. W. W. Norton.

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Oasis in Space: Earth History from the Beginning
by Preston Cloud
New York: W. W. Norton, 1988
During the past several decades our knowledge of the Earth, its geochemistry, and its geochronology, has exploded, and …

The Alchemy of the Heavens: Searching for Meaning in the Milky Way. By Ken Croswell. Anchor Books.

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The Alchemy of the Heavens: Searching for Meaning in the Milky Way. By Ken Croswell. Anchor Books.

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The Alchemy of the Heavens: Searching for Meaning in the Milky Way
by Ken Croswell
New York: Anchor Books, 1995
A captivating journey through the modern astronomy of the Milky Way, revealing the larger clues …

Life in Darwin’s Universe: Evolution and the Cosmos. By Gene Bylinksy. Doubleday.

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Life in Darwin’s Universe: Evolution and the Cosmos. By Gene Bylinksy. Doubleday.

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Life in Darwin’s Universe: Evolution and the Cosmos
by Gene Bylinksy (Illustrations by Wayne McLoughlin
New York: Doubleday, 1981
The universe was born in a blinding flash that lit up the blackness for a million …

Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth. By Richard Fortley. Alfred A. Knopf.

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Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth. By Richard Fortley. Alfred A. Knopf.

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Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth
by Richard Fortley
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998
By one of Britain’s most gifted scientists, a magnificently daring and compulsively …

Mind Matters: Exploring the World of Artificial Intelligence. By James P. Hogan. Del Ray.

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Mind Matters: Exploring the World of Artificial Intelligence. By James P. Hogan. Del Ray.

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Mind Matters: Exploring the World of Artificial Intelligence
by James P. Hogan
New York: Del Ray, 1997
When World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov lost the now famous rematch against IBM’s chess-playing computer Deep Blue last …

Cosmic Dawn: The Origins of Matter and Life. By Eric Chaisson. Little, Brown and Company.

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Cosmic Dawn: The Origins of Matter and Life. By Eric Chaisson. Little, Brown and Company.

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Cosmic Dawn: The Origins of Matter and Life
by Eric Chaisson
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1981
In Cosmic Dawn, Harvard astrophysicist Eric Chaisson takes us on a mind-boggling, interdisciplinary tour of fifteen billion years …

Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! Collected Essays 1934-1998. By Arthur C. Clarke St. Martin’s Press.

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Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! Collected Essays 1934-1998. By Arthur C. Clarke St. Martin’s Press.

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Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! Collected Essays 1934-1998
by Arthur C. Clarke
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999
Arthur C. Clarke is one of this century’s most visionary and versatile thinkers. The author of more than eighty …

Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth… and Beyond. By Lawrence M. Kauss. Little, Brown and Company.

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Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth… and Beyond. By Lawrence M. Kauss. Little, Brown and Company.

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Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth… and Beyond
by Lawrence M. Kauss
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2001
Through the arc of a single oxygen atom’s voyage through eternity, …

The Universe: From Flat Earth to Black Holes and Beyond. By Isaac Asimov. Walker and Company.

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The Universe: From Flat Earth to Black Holes and Beyond. By Isaac Asimov. Walker and Company.

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The Universe: From Flat Earth to Black Holes and Beyond
by Isaac Asimov
New York: Walker and Company, 1980
Does the Universe extend forever, or is there an end somewhere? Are the quasars …

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