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Product Description: Tracing the story of computing from Babylonian counting boards to smartphones, this inspiring textbook provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of computing, together with discussion exercises to stimulate deeper investigation into this fascinating area...read more

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9783319331379 | Springer-Verlag New York Inc, June 29, 2016, cover price $59.99 | About this edition: Tracing the story of computing from Babylonian counting boards to smartphones, this inspiring textbook provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of computing, together with discussion exercises to stimulate deeper investigation into this fascinating area.

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Product Description: A renowned historian and engineer explores the past, present, and future of America's crumbling infrastructure.Acclaimed engineer and historian Henry Petroski explores our core infrastructure from both historical and contemporary perspectives, explaining how essential their maintenance is to America's economic health...read more

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9781632863607 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 16, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Renowned historian and engineer Henry Petroski explores the past, present, and future of America's crumbling infrastructure.

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9781632863621 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 21, 2017, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: A renowned historian and engineer explores the past, present, and future of America's crumbling infrastructure.

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Product Description: Coal heated the homes, fuelled the furnaces and powered the engines of the Industrial Revolution. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the coalfields – distinct landscapes of colliery winding frames, slag heaps and mining villages – made up Britain's industrial heartlands...read more

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9781784421205 | Shire Pubns, January 24, 2017, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Coal heated the homes, fuelled the furnaces and powered the engines of the Industrial Revolution.

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Product Description: This smart, “riveting” (Los Angeles Times) history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society—and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and Creative Commons—written by Slate correspondent Justin Peters “captures Swartz flawlessly” (The New York Times Book Review)...read more

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9781476767727 | Scribner, January 12, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: A smart, lively history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society—and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and Creative Commons—from Slate correspondent Justin Peters.

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9781476767741 | Reprint edition (Scribner, January 3, 2017), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: This smart, “riveting” (Los Angeles Times) history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society—and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and Creative Commons—written by Slate correspondent Justin Peters “captures Swartz flawlessly” (The New York Times Book Review).

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Product Description: Because oil has made fortunes, caused wars, and shaped nations, no one questions the assertion that the quest for oil is a quest for power. The question we should ask, Finding Oil suggests, is rather what kind of power prospectors have wanted...read more

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9780803234864 | Univ of Nebraska Pr, October 1, 2011, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Oil has made fortunes, caused wars, and shaped nations.
9780201571585, titled "University Physics: Extended Version With Modern Physics" | 9th edition (Addison-Wesley, June 1, 1996), cover price $119.00 | also contains University Physics: Extended Version With Modern Physics | About this edition: This edition, co-authored by Roger Freedman and Hugh Young, reflects the findings of current research in physics education, while adhering to the highest standards of rigorous, yet accessible content coverage, and pedagogical effectiveness.

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9780803290624, titled "Finding Oil: The Nature of Petroleum Geology 1859-1920" | Reprint edition (Univ of Nebraska Pr, December 1, 2016), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Because oil has made fortunes, caused wars, and shaped nations, no one questions the assertion that the quest for oil is a quest for power.

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9788415256885, titled "El futuro ya está aquí" | Robinbook, December 1, 2016, cover price $21.95

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Product Description: Science and technology studies (STS) is a relatively young but influential field. Scholars from disciplines as diverse as urban studies, mobility studies, media studies, and body culture studies are engaging in a systematic dialogue with STS, seeking to enrich their own investigations...read more
By Trevor Pinch (contributor)

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9780262035279 | Mit Pr, November 11, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Science and technology studies (STS) is a relatively young but influential field.

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Product Description: “Koistinen puts the ‘political’ back in political economy in this fascinating account of New England’s twentieth-century industrial erosion. First-rate research and sound judgments make this study essential reading.”—Philip Scranton, Rutgers University–Camden“Well-organized and clearly written, Confronting Decline looks at one community to understand a process that has become truly national...read more

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9780813049076 | Univ Pr of Florida, December 10, 2013, cover price $74.95 | About this edition: “Koistinen puts the ‘political’ back in political economy in this fascinating account of New England’s twentieth-century industrial erosion.

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9780813054087 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Florida, November 1, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: “Koistinen puts the ‘political’ back in political economy in this fascinating account of New England’s twentieth-century industrial erosion.

Product Description: From the structure of the atom to the jet engine, from the world's fossil record to the theory of relativity: here are the critical breakthroughs in technology, the paradigm shifts that led to modern science, and the discoveries and accomplishments that shape our world today and our future tomorrow...read more

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9781426217050 | Natl Geographic Society, October 24, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: From the structure of the atom to the jet engine, from the world's fossil record to the theory of relativity: here are the critical breakthroughs in technology, the paradigm shifts that led to modern science, and the discoveries and accomplishments that shape our world today and our future tomorrow.

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Product Description: From Blaise Pascal in the 1600s to Charles Babbage in the first half of the nineteenth century, inventors struggled to create the first calculating machines. All failed—but that does not mean we cannot learn from the trail of ideas, correspondence, machines, and arguments they left behind...read more

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9780226411460, titled "Reckoning With Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking About Thinking from Pascal to Babbage" | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 24, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: From Blaise Pascal in the 1600s to Charles Babbage in the first half of the nineteenth century, inventors struggled to create the first calculating machines.

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Product Description: The Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, meant to herald the twentieth century, went tragically, spectacularly awry.In 1901, Buffalo was the eighth-largest city in the United States, and its leaders had big dreams. They would host a world’s fair, showcasing the Americas, and bring millions of people to western New York...read more

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9780393247503 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 18, 2016, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: The Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, meant to herald the twentieth century, went tragically, spectacularly awry.

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9780230308039 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 11, 2016, cover price $95.00

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9780230308046 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 11, 2016, cover price $18.99

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Product Description: Our stories of industrial innovation tend to focus on individual initiative and breakthroughs. With Making Jet Engines in World War II, Hermione Giffard uses the case of the development of jet engines to offer a different way of understanding technological innovation, revealing the complicated mix of factors that go into any decision to pursue an innovative, and therefore risky technology...read more

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9780226388595 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 7, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Our stories of industrial innovation tend to focus on individual initiative and breakthroughs.

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Product Description: The refrigerator may seem mundane nowadays, but it is one of the wonders of twentieth-century science--lifesaver, food preserver, social liberator. Part historical narrative, part scientific decoder, CHILLED recounts early efforts to harness the cold at the ice pits of Persia and ice harvests on the Regents Canal...read more

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9781472911438 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, September 22, 2015, cover price $27.00

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9781472911445, titled "Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again" | Bloomsbury Sigma, October 4, 2016, cover price $17.00 | also contains Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again | About this edition: The refrigerator may seem mundane nowadays, but it is one of the wonders of twentieth-century science--lifesaver, food preserver, social liberator.

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Product Description: "I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and take care of. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise...read more

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9781421421179 | Reprint edition (Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, October 4, 2016), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: "I will build a car for the great multitude.

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Product Description: Telegraphy in the nineteenth century approximated the internet in our own day. Historian and electrical engineer David Hochfelder offers readers a comprehensive history of this groundbreaking technology, which employs breaks in an electrical current to send code along miles of wire...read more

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9781421421247, titled "The Telegraph in America 1832–1920" | Reprint edition (Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, October 4, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Telegraphy in the nineteenth century approximated the internet in our own day.

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Product Description: Dale Dougherty, creator of MAKE: magazine and the Maker Faire, provides a guided tour of the international phenomenon known as the Maker Movement, a social revolution that is changing what gets made, how it’s made, where it’s made, and who makes it...read more
By Ariane Conrad (contributor), Dale Dougherty and Tim O'Reilly (foreword by)

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9781623170745 | North Atlantic Books, September 27, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Dale Dougherty, creator of MAKE: magazine and the Maker Faire, provides a guided tour of the international phenomenon known as the Maker Movement, a social revolution that is changing what gets made, how it’s made, where it’s made, and who makes it.

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Product Description: Cycles of Invention and Discovery offers an in-depth look at the real-world practice of science and engineering. It shows how the standard categories of “basic” and “applied” have become a hindrance to the organization of the U...read more

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9780674967960 | Harvard Univ Pr, October 24, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Cycles of Invention and Discovery offers an in-depth look at the real-world practice of science and engineering.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780262529518 | Mit Pr, September 23, 2016, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: In the early nineteenth century, Henry Maudslay, an engineer from a humble background, opened a factory in Westminster Bridge Road, a stone’s throw from the Thames. His workshop became in its day the equivalent of Google and Apple combined, attracting the country’s best in engineering talent...read more

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9781783085446 | Anthem Pr, September 15, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In the early nineteenth century, Henry Maudslay, an engineer from a humble background, opened a factory in Westminster Bridge Road, a stone’s throw from the Thames.

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Product Description: While political and social historians have made great progress in trying to understand the making of modern Greece by studying * politics and power struggles, little attention has been given TO the co-evolution of the Greek state and the technologies that were developed during this period...read more
By Ian Inkster (editor)

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9781441152794 | 1 edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, September 13, 2012), cover price $180.00 | About this edition: New work on early modern Europe has now opened up the hidden avenues that link changes of technologies with a complex of cognitive, institutional, spatial and cultural elements.
9781441136114 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 22, 2009, cover price $200.00 | About this edition: The common question from the western point of view is of the sort; why did China lose its early leadership of productive technologies to Europe during the early modern period?
9780826438751 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 31, 2009, cover price $200.00 | About this edition: Technical standards have received increasing attention in recent years from historians of science and technology, management theorists and economists.
9780826471871 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 30, 2005, cover price $216.00 | About this edition: The technical problems confronting different societies and periods and the measures taken to solve them form the concern of this annual collection of essays.
9780826471864 | Continuum Intl Pub Group, May 1, 2004, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: The technical problems confronting different societies in different periods and the measures taken to solve them form the concern of this annual collection of essays.
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9780764109454, titled "The History of Technology" | Barrons Juveniles, May 1, 1999, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Surveys the history of human invention from simple tools and the beginning of agriculture to the Internet and genetic engineering

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Product Description: This collection focuses on different expeditions and their role in the process of knowledge acquisition from the eighteenth century onwards. It investigates various forms of scientific practice conducted during, after and before expeditions, and it places this discussion into the scientific context of experiments...read more
By Ulrike Spring (editor)

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9781137581051 | Palgrave Macmillan, August 8, 2016, cover price $109.00 | About this edition: This collection focuses on different expeditions and their role in the process of knowledge acquisition from the eighteenth century onwards.

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Product Description: In the late 1960s an eclectic group of engineers joined the antiwar and civil rights activists of the time in agitating for change. The engineers were fighting to remake their profession, challenging their fellow engineers to embrace a more humane vision of technology...read more

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9780262018265 | Mit Pr, October 19, 2012, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: An account of conflicts within engineering in the 1960s that helped shape our dominant contemporary understanding of technological change as the driver of history.

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9780262529792 | Reprint edition (Mit Pr, August 26, 2016), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: In the late 1960s an eclectic group of engineers joined the antiwar and civil rights activists of the time in agitating for change.

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Product Description: “Everybody who has ever read a book will benefit from the way Keith Houston explores the most powerful object of our time. And everybody who has read it will agree that reports of the book’s death have been greatly exaggerated...read more

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9780393244793 | W W Norton & Co Inc, August 23, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: “Everybody who has ever read a book will benefit from the way Keith Houston explores the most powerful object of our time.

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