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  • My Inventions by Nikola Tesla
    My Inventions (English, Paperback) Nikola Tesla

    The Croatian-American inventor recounts the story of his life, from his schooling and work in Europe to development of the alternating-current induction motor. Includes "The Problem of Increasing Human Energy."

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  • The Idea Factory by Jon Gertner
    The Idea Factory (English, Paperback) Jon Gertner

    Traces the origins of some of the twentieth century's important inventions. This title tells the story about the life and work of a small group of eccentric men - Mervin Kelly, Bill Shockley, Claude Shannon, John Pierce, and Bill Baker - who spent their careers at Bell Labs.

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  • Make: Volume 66 by Mike Senese
    Make: Volume 66 (English, Paperback) Mike Senese

    We're excited to present our "2019 Make: Digital Fabrication Guide"! This year we get our hands on maker-ready waterjet cutters with machines from Wazer and Omax. We also review the latest 3D printers, CNC routers, laser cutters, and vinyl cutters. More than 20 tools tested to help you find the best one for your shop or makerspace.Plus, more than 30 DigiFab projects and lessons:...

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  • Leonardo da Vinci by Leonardo da Vinci
    Leonardo da Vinci (English, Hardback) Leonardo da Vinci

    Provides the reader with an insight into the life and work of one of history's most intriguing figures, Leonardo Da Vinci. Almost all of his work is presented in this volume - from his paintings and frescos, to detailed reproductions of his remarkable encrypted notebooks.

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  • Two Men Went to Mow by Clive Gravett
    Two Men Went to Mow (English, Hardback) Clive Gravett

    The smell of fresh-cut grass and the look of a well-kept lawn evoke strong feelings in many of us, but this book is the story of two men who took that feeling and made it into an obsession with the lawn mower. Edwin Beard Budding (1796?1846) invented the lawnmower; Clive Gravett, the author, has built both a museum and charity dedicated to Budding, and he has assembled a vast collection of mowers...

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  • Personal Stereo by Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow
    Personal Stereo (English, Paperback) Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow

    Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow investigates the Walkman's influence on public space, our relationship to electronic personal devices, and the fears and exhilaration induced by new technologies (as well as the nostalgia attached to old ones).

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  • Innovation: A Very Short Introduction by Mark Dodgson
    Innovation: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Mark Dodgson, David Gann

    What is innovation? How can it be used? Why is failure so common in the process of innovation? This Very Short Introduction looks at what innovation is, what it has done for us, and why it has been so important in the last 150 years.

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  • 20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius by Aaron Graves
    20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius (English, Hardback) Aaron Graves, Colleen Graves

    20 fun and inventive Makey Makey projects for Makers from beginner to expert

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  • Change-Makers by Matilda Dixon-Smith
    Change-Makers (English, Hardback) Matilda Dixon-Smith, Emma Munger

    Celebrate 50 of the world's sexiest brains - people who have changed the world in big and small ways.

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  • Inventors Journal by Speedy Publishing LLC
    Inventors Journal (English, Paperback) Speedy Publishing LLC

    Without inventors, where would be the world be today? Here are three reasons why inventors should keep a journal. 1. They will be less likely to forget their great idea. 2. By writing their ideas down, they can establish themselves as the ones who thought of it first. 3. By writing down ideas and projects in detail, they can keep track of what works and what does not work.

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  • The Current by Gestalten
    The Current (English, Hardback) Gestalten

    Drive different! Instant acceleration, no noise, no grease and no pollution. The Current features the most radical vehicles and pioneers of the electric revolution. Ride, enjoy, charge, repeat!

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  • Defying Reality by David M. Ewalt
    Defying Reality (English, Paperback) David M. Ewalt

    No longer just a mainstay of science fiction, VR has seen recent success with companies such as Oculus, Sony, and HTC. But little is known about its history, which reaches back decades. Ewalt chronicles its origins in Cold War military laboratories, and traces it through decades of hype and failed products, to a teenage gamer whose advancements made the recent breakthroughs in VR possible. Writing...

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  • Total Inventor's Manual by Sean Michael Ragan
    Total Inventor's Manual (English, Paperback) Sean Michael Ragan

    Contrary to popular wisdom, you don't have to be an ace electrician, a coding prodigy, or a mechanical master to come up with a game-changing invention! You just need curiosity, a strong desire to fix a problem that you see in the world, and the determination to see your ideas become reality?and this book, which will teach you everything you need to go from zero to inventor....

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  • How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson
    How We Got to Now (English, Paperback) Steven Johnson

    How did photography bring about social reform? What connects refrigeration to Hollywood? And how did our battle against dirt help create smartphones? This book explores the essential innovations that changed the world and how we live in it.

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  • Treknology by Ethan Siegel
    Treknology (English, Hardback) Ethan Siegel

    Explores over twenty-five iconic inventions from the complete history of the Star Trek television and film universe, including the warp drive, phasers, and tricorders.

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  • Intersection by Milan Guenther
    Intersection (English, Paperback) Milan Guenther

    Introduces a Strategic Design approach that aligns the overarching efforts of Branding, Enterprise Architecture, and Experience Design, and sets them on a common course to shape tomorrow's enterprises. This book gives designers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders a model and a comprehensive vocabulary for tackling such deep-rooted challenges.

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  • Cathedrals of Science by Patrick Coffey
    Cathedrals of Science (English, Hardback) Patrick Coffey

    Like any other human endeavor, chemistry was built by real people, with all their strengths and faults. Cathedrals of Science describes its construction-the intersection of science and personality that transformed chemistry, with its chemists struggling for understanding, squabbling over scientific credit, and making moral choices about chemical warfare, totalitarianism, and nuclear weapons.

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  • The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
    The Wright Brothers (English, Paperback) David McCullough

    Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the brothers who taught the world how to fly.

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  • Biographic: Tesla by Brian Clegg
    Biographic: Tesla (English, Hardback) Brian Clegg

    A vivid snapshot of Nikola Tesla's life illustrated through 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements, presented in 150 striking infographics.

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  • 64 Geeks by Chas Newkey-Burden
    64 Geeks (English, Hardback) Chas Newkey-Burden

    Learn about the people who have changed the world.

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