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  • Failure Is Not an Option by Gene Kranz
    Failure Is Not an Option (English, Paperback) Gene Kranz

    This memoir of a veteran NASA flight director tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 (the moon landing) and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director....

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  • Machine Learners by Adrian Mackenzie
    Machine Learners (English, Hardback) Adrian Mackenzie

    If machine learning transforms the nature of knowledge, does it also transform the practice of critical thought?

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  • Shock Of The Old by David Edgerton
    Shock Of The Old (English, Paperback) David Edgerton

    Presents the history of technology that casts aside the usual stories of inventions and focuses instead on what people actually use. This book assesses the relationship of technology and society, using unrecognized examples such as Spanish synthetic petrol, Japanese rickshaws, American gas chambers, Soviet tractors and Turkish battleships.

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  • Tesla by Richard Munson
    Tesla (English, Hardback) Richard Munson

    Though Tesla's inventions transformed our world, his true originality is shown in the visionary ambitions he failed to achieve.

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  • How Transformative Innovations Shaped the Rise of Nations by Gerard Tellis
    How Transformative Innovations Shaped the Rise of Nations (English, Hardback) Gerard Tellis, Stav Rosenzweig

    Over the last 2,000 years, critical innovations have transformed various small regions into global powers. But they have faded when they did not embrace the next big innovation. Gerard J. Tellis and Stav Rosenzweig argue in ?How Transformative Innovations Shaped the Rise of Nations' that openness to new ideas and people, competition and empowerment of individuals are key drivers in the development and adoption of transformative innovations.

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  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel by Colin Maggs
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel (English, Paperback) Colin Maggs

    There is little disagreement that Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a towering genius of the Victorian age, but what about the man behind the reputation?

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  • Chasing Space by Leland Melvin
    Chasing Space (English, Paperback) Leland Melvin

    In this revelatory and moving memoir, a former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success....

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  • The Man Who Built the Swordfish by Adrian Smith
    The Man Who Built the Swordfish (English, Hardback) Adrian Smith

    Authoritative biography of an aviation pioneer

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  • Jaguar from the shop floor by Brain James Martin
    Jaguar from the shop floor (English, Hardback) Brain James Martin

    Part auto-biographical, and part historical, this book details life at the Jaguar company from the perspective of a long-time employee and enthusiast. Brian Martin's story tells of his experiences both on the production line and in the elite experimental department.

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  • Computing by Paul E. Ceruzzi
    Computing (English, Paperback) Paul E. Ceruzzi

    A compact and accessible history, from punch cards and calculators to UNIVAC and ENIAC, the personal computer, Silicon Valley, and the Internet.

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  • Machine Learning by Ethem Alpaydin
    Machine Learning (English, Paperback) Ethem Alpaydin

    A concise overview of machine learning-computer programs that learn from data-which underlies applications that include recommendation systems, face recognition, and driverless cars.

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  • London's Sewers by Paul Dobraszczyk
    London's Sewers (English, Paperback) Paul Dobraszczyk

    Outlines the history of London's sewers from the nineteenth century onwards, using a variety of colour illustrations, photographs and newspaper engravings to show their development from medieval spaces to the complex, citywide network, largely constructed in the 1860s, that is still in place today.

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  • The Lost Works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel by John Christopher
    The Lost Works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (English, Paperback) John Christopher

    The first history of Brunel's lost works, by acknowledged Brunel expert.

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  • What Engineers Know and How They Know It by Walter G. Vincenti
    What Engineers Know and How They Know It (English, Paperback) Walter G. Vincenti

    To solve their design problems, engineers draw on a vast body of knowledge about how things work. Examining previously unstudied historical cases, this author shows how engineering knowledge is obtained and presents a model to help explain the growth of such knowledge.

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  • The TVs of Tomorrow by Benjamin Gross
    The TVs of Tomorrow (English, Hardback) Benjamin Gross

    In 1968 a team of scientists and engineers from RCA announced the creation of a new form of electronic display that relied upon an obscure set of materials known as liquid crystals. At a time when televisions utilized bulky cathode ray tubes to produce an image, these researchers demonstrated how liquid crystals could electronically control the passage of light. One day, they predicted, liquid...

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  • How Not to Network a Nation by Benjamin Peters
    How Not to Network a Nation (English, Paperback) Benjamin Peters

    How, despite thirty years of effort, Soviet attempts to build a national computer network were undone by socialists who seemed to behave like capitalists.

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  • The History of the London Water Industry, 1580-1820 by Leslie Tomory
    The History of the London Water Industry, 1580-1820 (English, Hardback) Leslie Tomory

    This fascinating and unique study of essential utilities in the early modern period will interest business historians and historians of science and technology alike.

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  • Back on Track by Mark Aldrich
    Back on Track (English, Hardback) Mark Aldrich

    Demonstrates how railroad safety evolved from the intersection of market pressures, technology, and public sentiment."-Journal of Southern History

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  • The Computer Boys Take Over by Nathan L. Ensmenger
    The Computer Boys Take Over (English, Paperback) Nathan L. Ensmenger

    The contentious history of the computer programmers who developed the software that made the computer revolution possible.

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  • The Chinese Typewriter by Thomas S. Mullaney
    The Chinese Typewriter (English, Hardback) Thomas S. Mullaney

    How Chinese characters triumphed over the QWERTY keyboard and laid the foundation for China's information technology successes today.

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