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  • Failure Is Not an Option
    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 Learning
    Machine Learning (English, Paperback) Ethem Alpaydin

    Today, machine learning underlies a range of applications we use every day, from product recommendations to voice recognition -- as well as some we don't yet use everyday, including driverless cars. It is the basis of the new approach in computing where we do not write programs but collect data; the idea is to learn the algorithms for the tasks automatically from data. As computing devices grow...

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  • Tesla
    Tesla (English, Paperback) W. Bernard Carlson

    Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was one of America's first celebrity scientists, enjoying the company of New...

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  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel
    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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  • The Great Stink of London
    The Great Stink of London (English, Paperback) Stephen Halliday

    A vivid account of the life and work of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, the engineer who designed and built the system of intercepting sewers, pumping stations and treatment works that cleaned up Victorian London.

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  • The Train Book
    The Train Book (Hardback) DK

    Offers a visual history and glorious celebration of all things train and track. This book traces the history and role of trains from steam engines to diesel engines and high-speed bullet trains. It is suitable for train enthusiasts of all ages.

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  • Maps That Changed The World
    Maps That Changed The World (English, Paperback) John O. E. Clark

    A compilation of important, dramatic, beautiful and inspirational historic maps

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  • A History of the Future
    A History of the Future (English, Paperback) Peter J. Bowler

    A wide-ranging survey of predictions about the future development and impact of science and technology through the twentieth century.

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  • Making the Modern World
    Making the Modern World (English, Paperback) Vaclav Smil

    How much further should the affluent world push its material consumption? Does relative dematerialization lead to absolute decline in demand for materials? These and many other questions are discussed and answered in Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization.

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  • Voyaging the World's Civil Engineering Wonders
    Voyaging the World's Civil Engineering Wonders (English, Hardback) John Laverick

    In this stunningly illustrated, detailed and deliberately entertaining book, John Laverick gives an insight into the exciting world of civil engineering, via fourteen individual case studies.

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  • Shock Of The Old
    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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  • Cafe Racers of the 1960s
    Cafe Racers of the 1960s (English, Hardback) Mick Walker

    A pictorial history of motorcycles - and the riders - who created the cafe racer craze. The author looks at the BSA Gold Star, the Triumph/Norton hybrid and others, and recalls the leather-jacketed "rockers" who indulged in burn-ups on Britain's roads.

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  • Refrigerator
    Refrigerator (English, Hardback) Helen Peavitt

    This book explores the history of refrigeration and how the fridge has become an essential appliance in our homes today.

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  • Engineers of Victory
    Engineers of Victory (Paperback) Paul Kennedy

    Offers an account of how the tide was turned against the Nazis by the Allies in the Second World War. This book reveals the role of the problem-solvers and middle-men who made it happen - like Major-General Perry Hobart, who invented the 'funny tanks' which flattened the D-Day beaches.

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  • Machine Learners
    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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  • No Dream Is Too High
    No Dream Is Too High (English, Hardback) Buzz Aldrin, Ken Abraham

    A beautiful memento, a thought-provoking set of ideas, and a new opportunity for Buzz Aldrin to connect with the masses of people who recognize his unique place in human history: No Dream Is Too High will mean a lot of things to a lot of book lovers.

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  • Blaeu: Atlas Maior
    Blaeu: Atlas Maior (English, Hardback) Joan Blaeu

    Three and a half centuries before Google Maps there was?...

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  • From Playgrounds to PlayStation
    From Playgrounds to PlayStation (English, Paperback) Carroll Pursell

    Along the way, he shows readers how technology enables the forms, equipment, and devices of play to evolve constantly, both reflecting consumer choices and driving innovators and manufacturers to promote toys that involve entirely new kinds of play-from LEGOs and skateboards to beading kits and videogames.

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  • Technics and Civilization
    Technics and Civilization (English, Paperback) Lewis Mumford

    Drawing upon art, science, philosophy, and the history of culture, this title explains the origin of the machine age and traces its social results, asserting that the development of modern technology had its roots in the Middle Ages rather than the Industrial Revolution.

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  • The Locomotive Pioneers
    The Locomotive Pioneers (English, Hardback) Anthony Burton

    The history and design of steam Locomotives, during the first fifty years of their development is a much under researched subject.

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